KDD x The Californian Refugee

Kristen Dorsey Designs recently collaborated with the Californian Refugee AKA Amelia Schley. Take a look at the outcome!

Photographer, blogger: Amelia Schley
Model, hair & make up: Monique Lacrosse


Small Shield Pendant in Sterling Silver


This piece is made to order. Please allow for an additional 7-10 business days for shipping. 

This powerful, yet delicate pendant is designed to wear alone, or may be layered with other pieces. It is molded and cast from an original piece hand sculpted by Kristen Dorsey in a traditional relief sculpture technique.


The shield symbol, a design theme throughout the Panther Woman collection, symbolizes the strength and courage of our Chickasaw women throughout history.  The shield represents how our women are defenders of their families, communities, and culture.  Panther Woman, the namesake of the collection, is a historical heroine from Chickasaw oral tradition. The design represents a sun disk pattern commonly found on ancient southeastern shell carvings from the Chickasaw homelands. 


This pendant is cast in sterling silver.


It hangs on an adjustable chain measuring 16″ – 19″.


The Panther Woman

Handmade in Los Angeles

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