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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.”

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Our Mother's Day Gift Guide

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1. Our new Hatchet Women apparel has arrived! Gift to those fierce moms in your life. They can flaunt their unique strength with all new relaxed fit T shirts and tanks featuring the Hatchet Women logo.  

2. We added brand new hatchet pieces just in time to spoil mom.  The delicate cut out work adds new layers of dimension to the powerful hatchet designs.  These earrings can be made with or without her favorite gemstone and are light weight for comfort and style. 

3. The new small hatched pendant is designed to wear alone or to layer with other KDD pieces.  Mom will especially love the meaningful story of the Hatchet Women detailed on the collection card packaged with each piece. 

4. The new Hatchet wrap bracelet makes the perfect gift as it's crafted out of luxurious sterling silver, and USA sourced leathers that have been processed and dyed with environmentally friendly materials. One size fits all makes this the perfect piece to gift for any stylish mom.

Did you Catch Our Big Announcement!

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Dear KDD Family,

I am always in awe of the strength that we women possess, yet now I am witnessing it firsthand as my first child, my daughter grows inside of me. I believe that love is our greatest source of power and strength.  It was a fierce love for their children that led my Chickasaw ancestors, the Hatchet women to defend their homes. It is this kind of love that I am already feeling for my daughter. As she grows larger and stronger each day, we become more and more connected, and my love grows deeper.  She is already a fierce little being, kicking with more and more power. As I prepare to welcome her into the world, I adorn myself with symbols of the powerful women who came before us, and as she grows up, I will gift her this jewelry so that she can keep the love of generations of fierce women with her always.

She is arriving this summer, and we can’t wait to welcome her into our hearts and home.

We have crafted a special gift guide to help you celebrate this Mother’s Day.  It features some very special pieces that I designed in honor of my daughter and the generations before us.  

-Kristen

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