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716 S. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA

(310) 489-3763

Kristen Dorsey Designs, LLC was founded in 2011 by Kristen Dorsey, an award-winning Chickasaw metalsmith living and working in Huntington Beach, CA. For Kristen, jewelry goes beyond ornamental adornment; it is a medium with which she has forged her cultural identity as a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, a Native American tribe originally from the southeast.  Utilizing natural gemstones, precious metals, and other materials, her handcrafted jewelry pieces are a unique mix of Chickasaw visual traditions infused with inspiration drawn from the beauty of the California Coast.  Dorsey’s philosophy is that “jewelry is a sacred narrative; it captures moments of significance for the wearer such as transitions in life, relationships with one another, and with one’s community, cultural identity, and spirituality.”

Carved Lizard Skin Cufflinks in Antiqued Silver

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Of Earth and Place Collection

With this collection, we reconnect to the land of our Chickasaw ancestors. Forced from their home in the southeast during 1830s by the Longest Walk, for many years looking back was too painful. Yet now, we are actively preserving and protecting the fragile ecosystems that nourished and anchored our ancestors for thousands of years. The Of Earth and Place collection takes these concepts of place and environment and interprets them through my personal experience. My dreams of the Chickasaw homelands in the southeast are represented by the plant species used by my ancestors and rendered within an Art Deco framework. With this collection, I honor the knowledge of our people and the place we will forever call home.

Carved Lizard Skin Cufflinks in Antiqued Silver

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Carved Lizard Skin Cufflinks in Antiqued Silver

160.00

The Carved Lizard Skin Cufflinks are hand carved. This texture creates a formal menswear look that is both edgy and stylish.

Significance

Textures found in nature provide organic inspiration when combined with hand carving techniques. 

Details

These cufflinks are cast in sterling silver through the lost wax casting process. They are plated in black rhodium and tumble finished.

Dimensions

They measure 0.8" x 0.37" x 0.16"

Collection

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