Sidney Nez, Jr., from Shiprock, NM, was born in Rehoboth, NM, and raised in the foothills of Toadlena, NM. He attended and graduated from Rehoboth Mission School. Early in his career he entered an apprenticeship program for machinists and finished the program before eventually being employed by General Electric (GE). After his time at GE, he was later employed by Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) where he worked as a machinist for over 30 years until his retirement in 2013. Initially learning to silversmith as a hobby in the 1980's, it quickly turned to a second career as many people began to admire his work. He learned through a lot of trial and error and is self-taught. He still does all his work in a small shop in Shiprock, NM and does not have a ton of equipment, except for small hand tools, stamps, and a buffing machine. He has worked hard to make his original jewelry in the simplest and purest way possible. All of his pieces are handmade from start to finish. The sterling silver is cut, stamped, and shaped on an old tree stump. Silver beads are all handmade as well. Through the years, Sidney and his wife have been fortunate enough to do shows in many places including: Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos, several Pueblo villages, Flagstaff, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Lake Powell. Thank you for visiting our website today.