We've been buying these necklaces from Mary Coriz since the mid-nineties; originally she made these only from white clam shell or melon shell. This doesn't require much explanation or description. It's ten strands of creamy melon shell heishi on traditional beading string and finished off with a tight and clean traditional wrap. When you get this many strands of such lovely beads, it's pretty sumptuous.
Melon Shell Heishi: 3/16" diameter
Length of Melon Shell Strands: 23 1/2"
Length of traditional wrap: 11 1/2"
Total length: 35"