What’s New at Crystal Cabin! Haida Silver Pendants by Artist Ding Hutchingson

The advantage of being in Haida Gwaii, our connections with talented Haida artists, and that we’re artists ourselves – means many new treasures to share with you!   

Ding Hutchingson’s work in silver is widely recognized for its use of negative space. By utilizing cutouts he is able to create beautiful silhouettes of Haida crests. Hutchingson is from the Skedans Raven Clan of the Haida Nation. He has been creating art for over 45 years and currently resides locally in Haida Gwaii.

This round hummingbird and flower silver pendant representing femininity and beauty. Shop this pendant:  http://www.crystalcabingallery.com/shop/haida-jewellery/haida-hummingbird-silver-pendant 

Three salmon swimming upstream representing life and creation. Shop this pendant: http://www.crystalcabingallery.com/shop/haida-jewellery/haida-salmon-silver-pendant

This round silver pendant is a wolf, which is a crest of the Haida. Shop this pendant: http://www.crystalcabingallery.com/shop/haida-jewellery/haida-wolf-silver-pendant

Two killer whales are depicted in this carved pendant. Shop this piece:  http://www.crystalcabingallery.com/shop/haida-jewellery/haida-killer-whale-silver-pendant

This pendant is a silver Haida Eagle. Shop this piece:  http://www.crystalcabingallery.com/shop/haida-jewellery/haida-eagle-pendant-cutout

Shop our full Haida silver jewelry selection now: http://www.crystalcabingallery.com/shop/haida-jewellery/

What's new at Crystal Cabin! Bear Pendant made from Historical Potlach Copper

The advantage of being in Haida Gwaii, our connections with talented Haida artists and the fact that we’re artists ourselves means that we’ve got some exciting new treasures to share with you this week!    

We’re excited to share with you this Copper Bear Pendant made by George Yeltatzie of the Haida Nation.

George carved this piece with a story in mind!

The copper used for this pendant comes from a larger piece of ceremonial copper once used at a historical potlach held by the late Hereditary Chief, Reynold Russ of Old Massett. Depending on the potlach’s purpose, one or more large copper shields are given away to symbolize the wealth of a chief and their clan, and their ability to rebuild wealth after giving it away. 

Equally powerful, the bear carved in this pendant is a symbol of strength, humility and motherhood in Haida mythology.

With careful craftsmanship, George added detailed eyes of beautiful bright ocean blue and green paua shell from New Zealand and teeth of walrus tusk.

Be a part of Haida Gwaii history with this beautiful one-of-a-kind piece.

We’ve got two more beautiful pieces to debut this week. Stay tuned!