Silver Killer Whale Earrings

Design: Killer whales symbolize family, community, protection and strength. These earrings are engraved by Gitxsan artist, Meaghan McRae and signed on the back by the artist. 

What Makes These Earrings Special: One earring is shaped convex and the other is shaped concave, making for a unique pair of asymmetrical earrings. The earrings & ear wires are sterling silver and are hand shaped by the artist. 

Meet the Artist:

Meaghan McRae is a Gitxsan artist living and working in Vancouver, B.C. She was born in Port Moody, B.C. in 1986 and belongs to the killer whale fireweed clan. McRae attended Emily Carr University and graduated from the Jewellery Art and Design program at VCC. She has worked alongside other local Indigenous artists.

McRae prefers to make larger, statement style pieces of jewelry and favours bold forms with high contrast stones or other added details. She works in silver, gold and copper. She specializes in hand carving wax sculpture prototypes that will be then cast in metal before being engraved. Many of her pieces are designed around the love of creating work with a more 3D base to them. She also loves to produce beaded jewelry, a skill which she has always has an appreciation for growing up beading with her Grandma Elizabeth.

Material: Sterling silver

Dimensions: 3/4 inch wide x 3/4 inch tall (1 3/8 inch tall when measured to the top of the ear wire)

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