Nelson GarciaBooth 504
Nelson Garcia's (Santo Domingo Pueblo) father was a silversmith with talents in traditional designs and Heishi necklaces. From studying his father’s workmanship, more than just a talent formed for him. Nelson began creating his first works in grade school, buying silver from his uncle to craft silver cones that are used as the ending tips to a Heishi necklace. Since then, he has worked hard to form his own business and become an accomplished silversmith, he has won many distinguished awards and now lives a successful life with his wife in Phoenix.