Geronimo Necklace with Heishi beadsGeronimo Necklace with Heishi beads

Geronimo Necklace with Heishi beads

These Sterling silver, black jet, turquoise, and lapis heishi beads are mixed with white bone, bamboo coral, and small Thai silver bead accents. The necklace also has a beautiful silver and red coral inlay button closure. Heishe or heishi (pronounced "hee shee") are small disc- or tube-shaped beads made of organic shells or ground and polished stones. They were made by the Kewa Pueblo people (formerly Santo Domingo Pueblo) of New Mexico before they had metals to use in their jewelry creations. The literal meaning of heishi is "shell" and specifically refers to pieces of the shell that have been drilled and ground into beads and then strung into necklaces. Local artists handmade these in New Mexico; the chain length is 24". Peyote Bird Designs specializes in handcrafted artisan jewelry from and inspired by the areas in the American Southwest. Offering a wide range of vintage and contemporary jewelry styles, we strike a delicate balance between old and new in the designs we carry and create. Peyote Bird Designs was founded in 1974 by Mark Alexander, who continues to build upon his original legacy of collecting, creating, and cultivating beautifully handcrafted products from around the world.

$780
Silver Beaded NecklaceSilver Beaded Necklace

Silver Beaded Necklace

Made in Japan, these sterling silver bead necklaces are created with the utmost attention to detail. Each bead is polished by hand, making the formation of this piece a very complicated and tedious process. The bead necklace features Larry Smith's signature arrow hook closure. The stainless steel wire is used to make a durable piece that will last forever—created in collaboration and with inspiration from Native American artists.  Yoshifumi Hayashida of Silversmith launched the Larry Smith brand in 2009. Inspired by the jewelry that Native Americans took the time and effort to make in the 1880s and 1940s, each piece respects their culture, spirit, and manufacturing attitude. Hayashida also puts Japanese techniques and sensibilities into his work. He uses motifs from the natural world or natural stones such as turquoise to create unique jewelry about comfort. Its sophisticated design and delicate stamp work is characteristic of the Larry Smith design.

$1,425
Antique Red Glass Beaded NecklaceAntique Red Glass Beaded Necklace

Antique Red Glass Beaded Necklace

Elegant glass necklace made in Japan has antique red glass and sterling silver beads. It is made in very limited quantities. Each bead is formed and polished by hand and includes Larry Smith's signature arrow infinity hook clasp. Every piece is made in collaboration and with inspiration from Native American artists.  Yoshifumi Hayashida of Silversmith launched the Larry Smith brand in 2009. Inspired by the jewelry that Native Americans took the time and effort to make in the 1880s and 1940s, each piece respects their culture, spirit, and manufacturing attitude. Hayashida also puts Japanese techniques and sensibilities into his work. He uses motifs from the natural world or natural stones such as turquoise to create unique jewelry about comfort. Its sophisticated design and delicate stamp work is characteristic of the Larry Smith design.

$500
Chain and Windmill PendantChain and Windmill Pendant

Chain and Windmill Pendant

Sterling silver pendant is stamped with hand-painted red detail, inspired by a 1930 silver concho with traditional stamp work. All 1930-era stamps are designed with a deep dimple so that the designer can add the red color paint. They are made exclusively for the 22 Pcs collection. The chain length is just under 24". The necklace is made in Japan. Yoshifumi Hayashida of Silversmith launched the Larry Smith brand in 2009. Inspired by the jewelry that Native Americans took the time and effort to make in the 1880s and 1940s, each piece respects their culture, spirit, and manufacturing attitude. Hayashida also puts Japanese techniques and sensibilities into his work. He uses motifs from the natural world or natural stones such as turquoise to create unique jewelry about comfort. Its sophisticated design and delicate stamp work is characteristic of the Larry Smith design.  

$650
Heishi Bead NecklaceHeishi Bead Necklace

Heishi Bead Necklace

Made with vintage trade beads sourced in Japan, each shape and color is different, creating a unique piece for you. The specially-made silver closure for the 22 Pcs collections includes bronzite, brown wood jasper, Karen silver, rhyolite, silk cord, and turquoise. The chain length is 22". Handmade in Japan.  Mikia is a Japanese jewelry line designed by Aki Mitsubayashi. Using natural stones, African trade beads, and other unique materials, Mikia creates distinct pieces that complement any personal style. "On the road of our journey that no one could imitate, we are inspired by people, things, and scenes we meet along the way. They are our treasures and become our jewelry. We hope our jewelry has a closeness that expresses that quality of oneself."

$239
Coral Beaded NecklaceCoral Beaded Necklace

Coral Beaded Necklace

Made in Japan, this is created with 100% Japanese-sourced coral. These sterling silver and turquoise necklaces are very limited in quantity. Due to the extensive sourcing required and the rare nature of the materials, they are bought quickly. Since each piece is unique, some variation should be expected. Larry Smith's small infinity hook is used as the closure, and the stainless steel wire makes it a durable piece that will last a lifetime. This coral bead necklace is made in collaboration and inspired by Native American artists.  Yoshifumi Hayashida of Silversmith launched the Larry Smith brand in 2009. Inspired by the jewelry that Native Americans took the time and effort to make in the 1880s and 1940s, each piece respects their culture, spirit, and manufacturing attitude. Hayashida also puts Japanese techniques and sensibilities into his work. He uses motifs from the natural world or natural stones such as turquoise to create unique jewelry about comfort. Its sophisticated design and delicate stamp work is characteristic of the Larry Smith design.

$1,200