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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.”

Four Direction Loksi Earring in Black Rhodium


Storytelling in Metal and Stone

Four Direction Loksi Earring in Black Rhodium

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Four Direction Loksi Earring in Black Rhodium


Central to Chickasaw culture, four loksi shells are arranged in the four directions. Loksi (turtle) is a central aspect of the Stomp Dance. Shells are filled with pebbles and bound together on leather. Women then wear them on their legs as they dance, creating the rhythm of the music. 

These statement making earrings represent the backs of the important turtle and are black rhodium plate over bronze, or in fine silver plated sterling silver so the metal will not tarnish. The earrings hang 2.5" from the ear. 

Handmade in Los Angeles

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