· By Rachel Dazey
OF A FEATHER - April Event
ART X CONSERVATION
This spring Tulsa based jewelry artist Rachel Rose Dazey is partnering with the Sutton Avian Research Center to bring awareness and appreciation for their conservation work done in Oklahoma. Dazey apprenticed with the Sutton Center at age 18 when considering a career in ornithology. She ultimately went on to pursue a career as an arts entrepreneur, founding Dillon Rose Fine Jewelry in 2015, but her work with Sutton continues to inspire her design and leadership.
Dazey designed an entire jewelry line inspired by birds in 2017 and continues to carry popular designs from the collection, frequently adding one of a kind pieces inspired by birds and nature. She has also been committed to conservation efforts since the founding of her business. At least 1% of gross annual sales from Dillon/Rose is donated to organizations like the Nature Conservancy and the Sutton Research Center. Her team of jewelers and creatives at Dillon Rose ensure that the materials they use are sourced sustainably, using 100% recycled gold in all wedding and engagement rings.
The Sutton Center is a national leader of intensive, conservation field research. They are responsible for bringing the Bald Eagles back in the 1980’s and 90’s when they were in danger of extinction and are now spearheading the national effort to conserve and repopulate the Attwater’s Prairie Chickens and Masked Bobwhite.
On Thursday, April 27th the Sutton Center will join Dazey in her Downtown Tulsa Studio with live birds for a presentation about their conservation and educational work. Attendees will be able to view unique bird inspired jewelry, enjoy a special cocktail from mixologist Stephanie Oliver and see a live red-tailed hawk up close and personal. A percentage of all jewelry sales at the event will be donated to the Sutton Center.
The Dillon Rose Studio is located at 1229 Charles Page Blvd, a few blocks west of the Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa.