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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.”




See you in Santa Fe!

Kristen Dorsey

Hey there! Kristen Dorsey Designs is headed to Santa Fe, NM for two shows in August. We are excited to participate in the Indigenous Fine Art Market and the Santa Fe Indian Market. This is the perfect chance to shop Kristen's brand new collection 'Of Earth and Place', a collection that meshes Chickasaw culture with the amazing architecture of Downtown Los Angeles.

More information on the shows:


Where: Santa Fe Railyard

When: August 18th & 19th from 10:00am - 5:00pm, & August 20th from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

For more information please visit IFAM.


Where: Santa Fe Plaza

When: August 20th from 7:00am -5:00pm & August 21st from 8:00am - 5:00pm.

The market is free & open to the public. There are a number of events including the preview night, haute couture fashion show and live auction which require tickets. For ticketing information on those special events, please visit SWAIA.

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