More information from the Pipestone National Monument website. The birds look so very similar to each other as to almost appear to be production made. By the early twentieth century, Pueblo artisans made elegant necklaces with a large central cross as a pendant and smaller crosses along the sides interspersed with beads. Most silver beads are strung on chain or foxtail and sometimes snake chain. I can see where it would come off if you wore it to bed. I have bent the hook shut, and can take it off over my head when I shower. Lakota horse pipe carved by 4th generation Lakota pipemaker Alan Monroe from pipestone he quarried from Pipestone National Monument.
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These beads are called "heishi," which means "shell" in the Santo Domingo language Keres. The dragonfly inspires spiritually and creatively and helps us on the path of discovery and enlightenment. Wedges or chisels are placed into these cracks can be driven down with sledge hammers to break apart loose individual quartzite blocks. Their only products were fetishes and fetish necklaces. I could be mistaken but I suspect this might be a non-Native American made necklace. Please get back to me any advice you do have about those hooks they use, and please help me for next time!