Aurora Floralssold out!
28 x 6 x 0.5 cm
Home tanned smoked moose hide, vintage and antique beads (80-120 years old) 24kt gold plated beads, 55mm gold fill hoops with interchangeable 33" gold fill kidney hooks, feathers, 14kt gold fill chain
These earrings are named after the aurora borealis. All of the hide is tanned in traditional brain tanning and smoking methods from expert community tanners.
The earrings are reasonably light. They also have a scent to them much like wood smoke that will fade over time.
Keep dry and try to avoid touching them too much as the oils from our skin can effect the beads/feathers. You can gently steam the feathers to straighten them back to new.
Jaymie Campbell is Anishnaabe from Curve Lake First Nation in Ontario and currently resides in British Columbia.
Jaymie is the designer behind White Otter Design Co, which incorporates traditional artistry techniques with contemporary and personal style. She owes great gratitude to the elders who have taught and continue to teach the old ways. Jaymie wants to inspire people to be both athletic and artsy, scientific and spiritual, warriors and artists.
White Otter strives to use authentic materials, sourcing from communities and knowledge keepers. It is important also to learn traditional skills in order to use them in her work and pass them down to future generations. Jaymie is inspired by her Anishnaabe roots, the land and her family.
Jaymie has had her work published in the New York Times, Uppercase Magazine, Good Company Magazine, Native American Art Magazine and Flare. She has participated as a designer at Toronto Indigenous Fashion Week, Otahpiaaki Fashion Week and Adaka Cultural Festival. She has commissioned pieces for a permanent fashion display at the Royal Alberta Museum and is currently working on a travelling exhibition. She has created accessories for the red carpet of the Grammy Awards in 2018 and Peacock TV's Rutherford Falls.
Jaymie is a wife, daughter, auntie and sister. When she isn't creating, she can usually be found hiking or canoeing with her pups, and loves to travel, write, photograph and go out on the land.