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African Cocoshell Heishi Medium 10-12mm
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African Cocoshell Heishi Medium 10-12mm

African Cocoshell Heishi Medium 10-12mm

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These thin, black discs are made from west African coconut shells. They work well with African amber, spindle whorls, bauxite, ostrich eggshell beads, and various bone beads. Use these beads in longer sections at the back of a necklace or mix them with other colors of heishi. Ok to use as spacers between other beads, but always use at least two or three together for extra strength. String on SuperLon or cable wires.

Heishi means "shell bead" and the name originally applied only to seashell beads produced in the American southwest. However today the term is applied more generically to many kinds of uniform disc shaped beads. The process begins with small bits of shell or other material that are pierced and strung on a stiff wire. Grinding by hand or by machine shapes and smoothes them to uniform diameter or graduated strands.

Expect some irregularities due to the natural material and the age of these beads. Handmade beads all vary slightly, giving your work more character. We also carry coconut shell heishi in large size, ostrich egg shell heishi, and vinyl heishi.

Strands are 24-25 inches long.
Price: $35.00 (strand) Qty: Add to Cart

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