Dark green dentalium shells are accented by purple glass and abalone accent beads in these hoop earrings by Alutiiq artist Diana Velez. The earrings hang at 3" and are set on sterling silver hooks.
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 her jewelry with many different styles, 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.