- Materials: Silver 925 / Sterling Silver
- Totem Symbols: Beaver
- Artists: Carrie Matilpi
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
- Categories: Earrings
The Beaver is a symbol of determination and perseverance. Artistic and creative, the Beaver will not quit until the job is done. He demonstrates that hard work and cooperation are important traits to have to accomplish your goals. He is the builder of the animal kingdom, symbolizing the importance of persistence, resourcefulness, ingenuity and imagination.
Carrie was born in 1976, her tribes are Kwakiutl, Carrier and Cree. She started silver work in 1994 in an apprenticeship under her father Charles Harper who had been apprenticed under great Lloyd Wadhams in the mid 1970’s. The other major influences of Carrie’s native designs are from her uncles, they are Douglas and Glen Harper, Dennis and George Matilpi, all of them are well known for their wood carvings and jewelry engraving.