- Heirloom Collection
- Silver Salmon Vertebrae Earrings
Silver Salmon Vertebrae Earrings
White Freshwater pearls set into Silver Skeena River salmon bones, with handmade hammer textured hooks.
The Northern custom of returning the salmon bones to the river is both to show respect and ensure the return of the salmon. The silver Salmon vertebrae were developed as an organic long-term process. After catching a salmon on the Ksyeen River, Morgan collected a few of the vertebrae and cleaned them and dried them in the sun. She was eventually able to do nature casts, and then figured out how to prepare them in silver to be used for different types of jewelry. The lengthy process of cleaning and grinding out holes in each piece allowed her to keep the incredible texture and uniqueness of each vertebrae.