Tlingit / USA
Jennifer Younger Designs
Raised in the Southeast Alaska town of Yakutat, nature and traditional ways of life encircled Jennifer. Jennifer is Tlingit of the Eagle Kaagwaantaan clan and now calls Sitka, Alaska, home. Jennifer draws inspiration from traditional Tlingit formline designs, historical artifacts, spruce root basket weaving patterns, and the contrast and texture of metals. Jennifer strives to push the boundaries of her medium continuously. Each piece of jewelry is handmade and assembled by her. Every engraved creation is unique, as she does not use patterns. Freehand design work ensures everyone has their very own one-of-a-kind creation.