Lupe Lovato

(?- Present) Pueblo: Kewa/Santo Domingo Pueblo Lupe Lovato works mostly in turquoise, jet and spiny oyster shell. He is well known for creating absolutely beautiful heishi style necklaces. He has been designing and making jewelry for more than fifty years. He prefers to hand roll his turquoise heishi and cuts his own shells. The feel [...]

Jan Tenorio

(?-Present) Pueblo: Kewa (Santo Domingo) Making heishi is her family’s tradition, and Jan began learning the art as a child. Learning to create heishi from stones and shells is a good memory, because she enjoyed the fact that her whole family sat around the table working together. As Jan’s skills grew at making heishi, she [...]