Seal skin beaded earrings with abalone were handmade by Alutiiq artist Diana Velez. They hang approximately 2.5" from the ear.
Diana was born and raised in Anchorage Alaska. Her mother is from Old Harbor, Alaska and her father is from Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Diana is Alutiiq, Puerto Rican, and German. She makes many different styles of jewelry incorporating all types of materials and modern looks. She uses a combination of colorful beads, dentalium, abalone, mother of pearl, seal skin, sea otter, swarovski beads, and porcupine quills.
Visit her Alutiiq Museum bio here- https://alutiiqmuseum.org/diana