Dancing Elk Designs – Naturally-Shed Antler Jewelry
Watch this video below of Jeff and Myan create a pair of earrings from an antler.
Each piece of Dancing Elk Designs jewelry is as unique as the antler from which it is created. Working with naturally shed deer, elk and caribou antler, the artists are able to create a unique and individual piece.
Myan and Jeff Sorensen, the couple behind Dancing Elk Designs, have been making unique jewelry from naturally shed deer and elk antler since 1989. Both artists have studied art and explored other mediums, finally settling on the raw material that is so generously available in the 10,000 acres of wilderness behind their home in Southern Colorado.
They work from home in separate studios. In this adventure of Dancing Elk Designs, each artist explores their relationship with the antler through the strength of their independent skills and vision. Jeff with the raw antler, hiking and finding the raw material, visioning the pieces they will become, cutting, shaping, sanding and burning. Myan brings the polish and finish work to each piece adding her experience with metals and semiprecious stones. Myan never knows what Jeff will cut and Jeff never knows what Myan will do with the sculpted piece, which allows the work to always be spontaneous and artistically satisfying to both artists.
Jeff and Myan live in Crestone, Colorado.
Please feel free to contact the gallery and we can email photos of the current Dancing Elk Designs jewelry selection.