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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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Storytelling in Metal and Stone

Pelican Bracelet

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Pelican Bracelet

2,000.00

By employing the traditional technique of chasing and repoussé, I captured the grace of three pelicans surfing cushions of air along steep, unbroken waves. There is one pelican pictured in each silver panel.

Significance

These birds symbolize my home and family in California where I frequently surf with and observe pelicans and other sea life. In this piece I strove to capture the harmony and grace of the natural world. 

Details

This bracelet is made of fine silver. and was featured in a Stardust Magazine editorial.

Dimensions

The bracelet measures 2.25"h x 3"w x 2.25"d

Collection

One-of-a-kind

Handmade in Los Angeles

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