Still my favorite necklace

My friend who is now in her 80s gave me this necklace back in 1994 (she is Chinese and was on one of the last boats out of China in the 1950s). She thought it was Zuni 1970s at the time “it’s just a cheapie”. She used to buy her jewelry from an elderly gent at the swap meet. It is strung on red thread, which has stretched. That is something I learned beading - “Stretch the thread, then thread the needle” if you don’t, it will stretch on its own afterward.


Beautiful necklace, great size bird fetishes.