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716 S. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA
USA

(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.”

Stockists

CALIFORNIA: 

Precious Metal Arts
2510 Main St # C Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 581-4844

The Pink Lagoon
143 S Cedros Ave V104, Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 792-0882

OKLAHOMA:

The Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Charles Cooper Memorial Road Sulphur, OK 73086
(580) 622-7130

Chickasaw Tourism Centers
901 West 1st Street, Sulphur, OK 73086
580-622-8050

WASHINGTON, D.C.:

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
http://nmai.si.edu/visit/washington/

NEW YORK:

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/

ONLINE:

http://beyondbuckskinboutique.bigcartel.com/

http://www.cherokee-woman.com/

http://www.shopvault.com/kristendorseydesigns/

Wholesale Only: http://www.modalyst.co/

 

For retailers interested in carrying the Kristen Dorsey Designs line, please email us at geno@kristendorseydesigns.com. Please include a link to your website if available.