Design: Made by Ts'msyen artist Morgan Asoyuf, these human frontlet face earrings represent our descendants. Made of sterling silver and bezel set Canadian diamonds and rainbow moonstone.
"The descendants pieces are based off of the idea of Ts’msyen frontlet faces. They represent the descendants that are to come and our responsibility for them and the continuation of our way of life." - Ts'msyen artist Morgan Asoyuf
Frontlets appear on headdresses worn by high ranking men and women in Ts’msyen and northwest coast cultures. These frontlet faces are also inspired by a series of frontlets Morgan Asoyuf created for her 2019 exhibition called Royal Portraits, where she employed the symbols of matriarchal power in northwest coast cultures.
From Canada's northwest territories, diamonds promote strength and love. They are also beneficial for enlightenment and clarity of the mind. Moonstone is rich in female healing energy and is used as a stone for attaining inward vision and staying in tune with your true and authentic self.
Meet the Artist:
Morgan Asoyuf (nee. Green) was born March 24, 1984 in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, to parents Henry Green and Jean Gardiner. Morgan is Ts'msyen Eagle Clan from Lax Kwallams, B.C.
Morgans artistic career started with Blanche Macdonald Centres Fashion Design Diploma, and an interest in painting Ts’msyen designs. She carved cedar and alder while working with Henry Green, learning about the properties of the wood and how to properly care for it.
She took Bronze Casting at The Crucible art compound in Oakland, where industry professionals taught her both investment mold and sand casting.
In 2010 Morgan began studying at Vancouver Metal Art School under Gerold Mueller, a goldsmith from Pforzheim, Germany. She received diplomas in both jewelry design and stone cutting, learning special techniques such as hollow construction, custom stone cutting, and advanced soldering.
Morgan has studied design and engraving with Richard Adkins. She also attended Revere Academy in San Francisco for gem setting courses.
- Sterling Silver
- Two certified Canadian diamonds with a total of 0.1 carats, clarity: VS1, colour: F, cut: excellent round brilliant
- Four round rainbow moonstones
Dimensions: 0.9 inches wide x 1.5 inches tall (2 inches tall when measuring to the top of the ear wire)
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