Padilla has been a custom jeweler for the last 25
years. He has won several awards from Exhibitions
and the Jewelry Industry for his distinctive style
and designs. He has also been a judge and juror in
such contests and exhibitions, local and national.
He has achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University
of Albuquerque. To the observer, his designs range
from Southwest influences to Modern Art, but, like
many artists and artisans, he says that it is the
jewels and other components of the jewelery that determine
the final design.
Padilla's shop, named A Jeweler's Bench, is small,
only enough room for two or three customers, which
is appropriate, because he mainly does custom work
and original designs. Daniel Padilla is as much an
artist as an artisan. He sculpts with gold and silver
to complement the jewels that he cuts and polishes.
The difference between a jeweler and an artist is
the life that he gives to each piece of jewelry that
are not limited to the rings
and necklaces displayed
here. Daniel Padilla is a jewelry designer, a silver,
gold and jewel sculptor. Daniel Padilla can fashion
one of a kind jewelry for any purpose, occasion, holiday
or season. If you would like a series of pieces made
for a particular person or group of people, just contact
A Jeweler's Bench. A Jeweler's Bench will be more
than happy to design jewelery just for you.