Lakota Crafters Southwest Inlay Beaded Turtle Necklace by Roni Matzke
This necklace is made with nylon thread and is double stranded with beads. It is made with a turtle emblem, silver colored beads, hair pipe bone beads and is on a silver plated lobster clasp. Size 10 beads are used in this piece which is uncommon as most people use larger beads. Size 6 silver beads are also used and all colored beads are glass.
In Lakota culture, the turtle represents long life and strength for the women.