Shelley MacDonald Large Bronze Modern Ulu Earrings

On September 29, 2016, Kate wore these handmade earrings created by Canadian goldsmith Shelley MacDonald.

Photo credit: Shelley MacDonald
Photo credit: Shelley MacDonald

The earrings are designed after the knife traditionally used by Inuit, Yup’ik and Aleut women. Traditionally it was made with caribou antler, muskox horn or walrus ivory. In contemporary times, the handle is still made with caribou antler but the blades are made with steel.

Shelley’s designs are handmade by Shelley herself and come in bronze or silver. She offers Small earrings ($49.52 for bronze and $57.25 for silver) and Large earrings ($73.50 for bronze and $88.97 for silver).

Here is an interview conducted by Gemma for What Would Kate Do?  with Ms. MacDonald.

An Interview with Shelley MacDonald, Designer of the Ulu Earrings

 

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2 thoughts on “Shelley MacDonald Large Bronze Modern Ulu Earrings

  1. What did you think of these? Did you get them? I quite like the style, but have so far hold back from buying, as I feel they’re very ‘tour specific’ and we probably won’t see them worn again, a bit like some of the pieces she wore during the India/Bhutan tour.

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