Each pair of Sunset & Copper Spruce Root earrings are unique and vary slightly in design. However, the patina varies from orange to pink, reminiscent of Alaska summer sunsets. If you would like to see the pair you will receive before I mail it, send me an email and I will gladly send you a picture beforehand.
The Spruce Root woven through is a symbol of strength and reminder that you are more than just a survivor.
Earrings hooks are Niobium, a nice option for those who are sensitive to metals. *Please note these earrings are made to order. If these are a time-sensitive gift, indicate
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I am an Alaskan Native who is passionate about my Tlingit culture. I express myself through making jewelry and art. I find great joy in working in film. When not creating, I am foraging for indigenous plants for cooking and medicine making.
Currently I carve silver, copper and gold. Many of my pieces have spruce root woven into them. I hand carve, shape and cut all of my materials to create unique pieces, as well as harvesting and preparing the spruce roots that I weave into many of my metal works. Although I may repeat certian designs, each peice of jewlery is a one-of-a-kind. My style is Tlingit form line mixed with scroll work. Many of my inspirations come from local plants. I delight in creating heirloom pieces that are unique to an individual or family.
I have learned most of my jewelry trade from Jennie Wheeler (who is my mother) and from Dave Galanin. Jennie sews with furs and skins and weaves baskets. Dave Galanin is a master carver and jewelry maker.
Alaska Mary handmade jewelry is one of three things: Unsealed metals (copper, silver, gold)Sealed metalsMetal with spruce roots woven in When purchasing Alaska Mary jewelry, knowing the difference between the three will help you be able to care appropriately for your collection. Jewelry will...
Upon first look, the spruce root may seem plain and boring, but once you touch it, feel it, use it….wear it, it will enchant you. Well, as least it did for me. Could it be because I am from Yakutat, the very place spruce root basketry was born that I have this deep attachment and love for these...