Incising dentalium is a lost art and is prevalent on the Columbia Plateau. According to archaeological records, incised dentalium disappeared in the 1840s. While the dentalium is different than those available back then, this is my attempt to bring this art form back on the Columbia Plateau. Each dentalium shell is hand carved by me. These earrings make for a great conversation piece as you won't find them anywhere else. There are two variants of these: the original and shimmer. The "original" is the first style I developed and the second is a "shine" with shimmery, shiny beads.