Turquoise, Heishi, Block, Blue 3mm on 16-inch Strands


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  • Long (25 inch) strands of turquoise color "block" 3mm heishi
  • Block is a mixture of plastic resin, dyes, and sometimes stone powder
  • This mix is shaped into "blocks" which are then carved into a variety of shapes, most frequently heishe
  • Heishe is the word for "shell bead" in the language of the Santo Domingo Indians, who became famous for these smoothly cut disc, or tube-shaped, beads
  • Block beads are an inexpensive way to get a southwestern TQ look