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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.”




Beyond Buckskin Feature Week!

Kristen Dorsey

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Today is the first day of the Kristen Dorsey Designs Feature Week on the Beyond Buckskin Boutique! According to the founder Jessica R. Metcalfe, Ph.D. (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), "a primary mission of the Boutique is to create a substantial movement of Native representation in the fashion industry. Different artists will be featured on Beyond Buckskin, and shoppers gain access to special deals and limited edition items as part of a movement to bring Native fashion to the forefront and reclaim the label “Native American” in fashion". Kristen Dorsey Designs is honored to join the ranks of Native America's rising stars in the fashion world to bring you exclusive specials on brand new jewelry designs for this week only! 

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