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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.”

Water Disk Wrap Bracelet in Rose Gold

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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.

Water Disk Wrap Bracelet in Rose Gold

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Water Disk Wrap Bracelet in Rose Gold

45.00

The water disk wrap bracelet adds a fun and natural feel to your current collection. The decorative pieces are interchangeable with other color leather wraps.  

Significance

The Water Disk design featured on this leather wrap bracelet is inspired by the lacy patterns that foam makes after waves break.

Details

The decorative disk is cast in bronze and plated in rose gold. The leather is USA made deerskin with lead-free dyes which won't be damaged by water. 

Dimensions

Each bracelet wraps around most wrists three times and is finished with a KDD logo tag on one end. The other end may be trimmed down.

Collection

Earth Water Sky

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