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Turquoise and Shell Heishi 

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Pronounced (hee-shee). The literal meaning of Heishi is "shell" and specifically refers to pieces of shell which have been drilled for use as beads. Heishi is the oldest form of jewelry here in the Southwest. Today, the Heishi cut is found in many styles of turquoise and in a wide range of sizes. Heishi beads can stand alone as choker necklaces and also make wonderful finishing beads and spacers!

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Moonshell Heishi Moonshell Heishi
Item# HEMS
24" temporary string.
2-3 mm  
Price: $5.95

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Dark Pen Shell Heishi
Item# HEDP-3
24" temporary string.
3 mm  
Price: $5.95

Nacozari Turquoise Heishi - Graduated Turquoise Beads

Nacozari  Turquoise Graduated Heishi
Item# NAC-GH
Graduated 3-6 mm
16" Temporary Wire

Price: $79.95

Nacozari Turquoise Heishi

Nacozari Turquoise Heishi
Item# NHE2
16" temporary string. 
2 mm
Price: $33.95

Graduated Violet Oyster Shell Heishi Graduated Violet Oyster Shell Heishi
Item# VLHS
16" temporary wire.

4-8 mm
Price: $9.95
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Green Campo Frio Turquoise Heishi
Item# CFHE 
16" temporary string. 
2-3 mm  
Price: $34.95

Turquoise Heishi
Kingman Boulder Turquoise Heishi
Item# KMHE  
18" Temporary wire.
4 mm 
Price: $57.95
Sponge Coral Heishi
Sponge Coral Heishi - 2 sizes Item# CRHE
22" temporary wire.
2 mm and 4 mm 
Price: $29.95 - $47.95
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