Announcement Welcome! ALOHA from the Hawaiian Islands and MAHALO for taking the time out from your busy schedule to browse through our shop of unique handcrafted items--made here in the islands.
Welcome! ALOHA from the Hawaiian Islands and MAHALO for taking the time out from your busy schedule to browse through our shop of unique handcrafted items--made here in the islands.
jessieisselling31 on Dec 12, 2014
Item shipped pretty fast considering it came all the way from Hawaii. Earrings are very cute a little more pink than what they look in picture but still very cute. I accidentally broke the legs off of one of them trying to get them out of the package, it was my fault however they are made of clay so they are kind of fragile. I was able to glue them back together.
Michelle on Nov 10, 2014
These are so, so, so cool! I wore them almost every day in October. Thanks!
angeldogsuit2 on Sep 1, 2013
Just as cute as I expected. This will make a sweet and cheerful gift. Mahalo nui loa!
Just Remembering...Thinking, and Creating ART from the Mind
I have been designing and making artisan jewelry for awhile now and since I can remember--but been doing it for more than 15 years or so and have been selling my jewelry online at various sites and at the local flea markets. I make and design jewelry items from polymer clay, seashells, sea glass, nuts, feathers, and other various materials--and bring to light my line of artisan jewelry. Being a seasoned fisherman, I produce and experiment with hand tied fishing poppers and lures...I offer some here for your recreational and fishing needs.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Research & Development, Inventory Specialist, Procurement Specialist, Shipping & Receiving
Surrounded by paradise I produce and craft some of the islands popular handmade items. Among them are, jewelry made from Kukui nuts, feathers, seashells, beads, and sea glass. Being a fisherman from back than...I also produce fishing poppers.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Orders are usually sent to your email address that appear on PAYPAL payment; usually emailed within 24 to 48 hours; orders for prints or merchandise will be mailed out within 3 days or so.
International orders: The buyer is responsible for any duties, fees, or charges associated with your order being shipped to your country. We usually mark the value on the customs form and note that it is a commercial sample or commercial merchandise.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
Our jewelry items contain smalls pieces and items and not recommended for children...small items can be choking items. Use caution with small children and keep it out of their reach. We are not responsible for lost or damage or injury from our products. Always practice safety first.
Feedback: Providing feedback has two main goals; the 1st is once we receive feedback, it gives us an acknowledgement that the items was received, and with further comments on our product or service; and 2nd it provides us feedback on the sale which is an integral part of our service to you and a great part of our overall report card. Once feedback is provided by the customer regarding the sale; we will do the same at the earliest possible time. We try to make the shopping experience an enjoyable one for both the customer and the seller.
Policies and information
Thank-you for viewing my fishing lures and supplies. I started making lures and cork poppers in the 1970's. I have tested with small mouth bass and blue-gill sunfish (pan fish). Also got quite a bit of attention from other species...but my target was the small mouth bass in Nuuanu stream. The stream was loaded with crayfish (both greens and reds). We have fished different lures but I have engineered the ultra light poppers for the river environment...with it's very tight and restrictive casting areas. Fighting the slippery moss covered rocks, over hanging tree branches, and other environmental factors; created the challenge in the stream environment. I also tested them at Wahiawa Public Fishing Area (known as Lake Wilson)...we tested them on blue-gill sunfish, small & large mouth bass, and channel catfish. The challenge going for small mouth bass is similar to fishing for trout...going to them in the rivers and rapids,
going to the fish--rather than letting them come to us. It's really exciting to hook-up with a good size one in some of the smallest river pools...they start fighting and jumping from pool to pool...that is some much fun. Some of my models are tried and others are prototypes--your feedback on there abilities and caught fish are greatly appreciated...feedback in the form of message to seller or your positive feedback...either would be great. Happy fishing!
We or I are not responsible for damages or injury from use, handling, or purchase of any of my or our lures or items being sold on etsy.com. Remember safety first and fishing second.
Nature made, recycled products. From discarded glass, be it glass bottles or jars, automobile wind shield or door glass, housing fixtures or window glass, vintage bottles or even ceramics make up the natural ocean tumbled Sea Glass. Broken pieces of glass come in many forms. The natural process of the ocean of grinding, etching, and shaping the broken glass in many unique forms. Sea Glass comes in a handful of different colors; the blues or cobalt’s, greens, orange, reds, brown or honey, dark browns, and whites or sea foam. The rarity is dependent by the locality. Some places may have more of one color, less on some, and in other places reversed. Sea Glass made by nature comes in many OOAK (One of a kind) shapes; no two are alike. Our Sea Glass comes from the Island of O’ahu in Hawai’i. The Sea Foam and aqua might be old Coca Cola or Pepsi soda bottles and the browns probably Primo Beer (Primo Beer was brewed in the Hawaiian Islands) some time ago.
OPIHI or LIMPET SHELLS
Most species of opihi are edible, having it’s own distinct texture and taste. In Hawai’i we have four species (I wrote several papers/articles on them; I have listed couple below for reference); the black foot (Cellana exarata), eaten but not liked as much as the yellow foot (Cellana sandwicensis), and followed by the second tastiest large yellow foot (Cellana talcosa), and the rare green foot, usually not eaten as much because of the scarcity. In old Hawai’I the Opihi was used as implements or tools (scrappers, etc.) Here we grind down the rough outer texture to reveal it’s extraordinary mother of pearl; it’s inner beauty if you will, and polish them to bring out the beautiful shine. Other species are also marketed in Hawai’I also; differing quite a bit from the Hawaiian species; the Turtle Sell Limpet or Tortoise Shell Opihi is known from the Western Pacific oceans. Here we market some for their own unique beauty. The much sought after Hawaiian species are only from Hawai’I and labeled as such within our studio.
Reference on Opihi
GOODWIN, Daniel R., 2001. The genus Cellana H. Adams, 1869 from the Island of
Kaho’olawe, Hawaii (Gastropoda: Patellidae), Plate 42, Tables 1-6, Charts 1-2,
Bull. of the Inst. of Malacology of Tokyo, Vol. 3, no. 8, pages 118-124,
September 30, 2001.
GOODWIN, Daniel R. 2005. Opihi Shells of Hawai’i, Of Sea and Shore Magazine, Page
244 (Photo Plate), pages 245 & 246, Vol. 26, no. 4, February 28, 2005.
Caution: With any shell or shell products, glass or seaglass there is a chance with scraps or chips which makes a sharp cutting edge. If a sharp edge is produced--use a small file to gentle bring down the sharpness--or better yet...contact me and I can see if I can fix it or give advise on a possible replacement if the item cannot be fixed or repaired. Remember, don't use if it is a problem with safety...safety first. If you need me to try to fix it, contact me and prepay the postage to my address on the contact page.
Additional Data on polished opihi or limpets
Occasionally there will be some natural imperfections; although, we believe them to be part of the personality of the specimen; when polished occasional pitting or micro fractures (cracks) are sometimes or become visible; flaws such as these some times are not visible until the outer layer of the shell is taken off revealing them. This if part of the growing process of the animal and denotes rest periods within their respective growth patterns or interruptions. They are all unique and one of a kind; no specimen(s) with fractures or cracks that are more than the norm will be sold, but rather made into other unique pieces of jewelry.
Polished Hawaiian Sandwich Isle Limpet Shell or Sandwich Isle Opihi Shell Pendant, Seashell, Recycle, Upcycle
Species: Cellana sandwicensis Pease, 1854
Common name is: Sandwich Isle Limpet or Yellow Foot Opihi
Hawaiian name: Alinalina
Remarks: Most popular for eating; animal foot color is yellow—
Locality: Hawaiian Islands
Notes: Specimen polished, measuring about 37mm (1 7/16 inches) in length (margin ground down when polished--over legal size limit of 33mm)--fixed with a jump ring at the top for your necklace (chain), rope, etc. Applied UV Resistant clear coat paint for added protection and natural light gloss. I left some of the ribbed features which adds a little to the shells personality.
A real crowd pleaser and you should get many compliments on this piece.
Polished Hawaiian Turtle Limpet Shell, Talc Limpet, or Hawaiian Turtle Shell Opihi Pendant, Seashell, Fashion, Recycle, Upcycle
Species: Cellana talcosa
Common name is: Talc Limpet or Hawaiian Turtle Shell Opihi
Hawaiian name: Ko’ele
Remarks: Largest Hawaiian Opihi; animal foot color is yellow—
Locality: Hawaiian Islands
Notes: Specimen polished, measuring about 75mm in length; fixed with a jump ring at the top for your necklace (chain), rope, etc. Applied UV Resistant clear coat paint for added protection and natural light gloss. I left some of the ribbed features which adds a little to the shells personality.
A real crowd pleaser and you should get many compliments on this piece.
Important notice: We or I reserve the right to refuse service or for sale any item offered on this site to any individual or party without notice or cause or explanation. Thank-You!
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With Much Aloha from Hawaii!