This five strand necklace by Santo Domingo Pueblo artist Sam Pacheco is strung with "nuggets" of red spiny oyster in combination with fine-diameter olive shell heishi. This is strung on traditional beading string which gives the strands nice, fluid movement and the length can be tied off to as short as 22 inches or as long as 30 inches.
Red spiny oyster "nuggets": 3/16" to 5/16" diameter
Olive shell heishi: 3/32" diameter
Length: 22" to 30" (adjustable)