Ellouise Padilla

  • Contemporary and traditional jewelry artist
  • Santo Domingo Pueblo
  • Creates feminine jewelry with unique gemstone combinations
  • Handmade heishi beads, channel inlay, reversible pendant necklaces
  • Portal Program at the Palace of the Governors
  • Santa Fe Indian Market participant
  • Designer and owner of Ellouise Originals

Ellouise Padilla is an acclaimed jewelry maker from Santo Domingo Pueblo, known for her one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and couture interpretation of the ancient art of heishi. She learned jewelry-making from her parents, Don and Nancy Crespin, both renowned artists themselves. The Crespins taught their five children the incredibly labor-intensive process of making heishi beads by hand, and Padilla and her family take pride in carrying on a revered art. Padilla’s one-of-a-kind reversible pendant necklaces are one of her signature jewelry styles, collected around the world for their versatility and feminine style.