Kevin Ray Garcia
3 Strand Kingman Necklace Adjustable
Santo Domingo Pueblo
My jewelry consists of handmade heishi beads. All of my beads are made from turquoise, seashell or other natural stones. The stones are cut by hand utilizing a lapidary saw and blade. The stones are then chipped by hand with a wire nipper. Each piece is drilled by hand with a dremel drill. The drilled pieces are strung on steel wire by size. The strung pieces are shaped on a lapidary grinding wheel. The shaped beads on wire are hand polished with various grits of sanding belts. The semi polished wire strung beads are put through a 2 step buffing polish. The polished beads are strung ( beading wire or string) and finished with sterling silver findings.