Ramona Bird, who is the daughter of master heishi maker Josephine Coriz, has come into her own over the years as a very fine heishi maker who works with a wide variety of materials to create her beads.
This necklace consists of ten strands of fine-diameter baby olive shell heishi punctuated by pieces of Mediterranean red coral drilled on the transverse for stringing. It is clear that these red coral beads are short segments of natural branch coral nicely polished and strung to add incomparable richness to these ten silky strands of necklace. Matching triple-loop earrings accompany the necklace. Finished with Sterling cones and a 5-inch extension chain, this 29-inch necklace can be adjusted to wear at a length up to 34 inches.
Baby Olive Shell Heishi: 1/16" diameter
Mediterranean Red Coral Branch Beads: 1/8" to 3/8"
Length: 29" + 5-inch extension chain
Earrings: 2 7/8" hang