PualiliaCreations

Handmade Island Inspired Creations

60 Sales

PualiliaCreations

Handmade Island Inspired Creations

60 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Aloha! Welcome to Pualilia Creations, PHOTOGRAPHY, JEWELRY, & ISLAND INSPIRED CREATIONS by Erin Baldwin Brown.

I take pride in the quality of my work and materials. I prefer to work with natural materials vs. synthetic as I think they enhance the natural beauty of the materials I work with, and are better for your body to wear. All jewelry is hand-made by myself in Waimea (Kamuela) on the Island of Hawai'i (a.k.a. Big Island). I collect all my own shells, seeds, beach glass and driftwood. Almost all shells used in my creations have been hand picked by me on the Big Island (some on Kauai) and live shells are never collected. I meticulously match my shells for earrings by color & shape. Many of my silver beads are fair trade from Thailand, and all the silver used is sterling silver. The gemstones I choose are all natural and undyed. And, I put heart & soul into each creation so it can be loved by others:) Thank you so much for your support...Aloha♥

Contact me if you see something you like but want to customize it.

Please become a fan of Pualilia Creations on Facebook for updates on specials, sales, new inventory, and to browse more photos of my creations :) www.facebook.com/pualiliacreations

*I am also open to trading...email me if you have a trade I might be interested in:)

Thanks so much for browsing! Enjoy:)

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Last updated on Aug 26, 2016

Aloha! Welcome to Pualilia Creations, PHOTOGRAPHY, JEWELRY, & ISLAND INSPIRED CREATIONS by Erin Baldwin Brown.

I take pride in the quality of my work and materials. I prefer to work with natural materials vs. synthetic as I think they enhance the natural beauty of the materials I work with, and are better for your body to wear. All jewelry is hand-made by myself in Waimea (Kamuela) on the Island of Hawai'i (a.k.a. Big Island). I collect all my own shells, seeds, beach glass and driftwood. Almost all shells used in my creations have been hand picked by me on the Big Island (some on Kauai) and live shells are never collected. I meticulously match my shells for earrings by color & shape. Many of my silver beads are fair trade from Thailand, and all the silver used is sterling silver. The gemstones I choose are all natural and undyed. And, I put heart & soul into each creation so it can be loved by others:) Thank you so much for your support...Aloha♥

Contact me if you see something you like but want to customize it.

Please become a fan of Pualilia Creations on Facebook for updates on specials, sales, new inventory, and to browse more photos of my creations :) www.facebook.com/pualiliacreations

*I am also open to trading...email me if you have a trade I might be interested in:)

Thanks so much for browsing! Enjoy:)

Erin Baldwin Brown

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Kelley Dykes

Kelley Dykes on Jan 18, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Fast shipping and it is gorgeous, thank you!

Colene

Colene on Jan 6, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

BEAUTIFUL earrings!! Love them!! Thank you so much :)

Colene

Colene on Jan 6, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

BEAUTIFUL earrings!! Love them!! Thank you so much :)

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About

Sharing the Beauty of Nature

As a teenage I spent many hours on the beach and surfing on the Big Island. Naturally, I started collecting shells, and soon became somewhat obsessed with them and began collecting different specimens to learn about. A family friend, who was also a marine biologist, took notice to my new interest and gave me my first Hawaiian Seashell books, and some rare specimens that I treasure to this day. We went on boat trips along the coast to secret coves and caves and would look for special shells.
I was fortunate to also know a Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner who taught me how to twist rafia into rope cord. I worked at mastering this skill, and began weaving hau into rope cord and wove in shells. I would make necklaces for friends, and occasionally sell some necklaces along Ali'i Drive in Kona, or at a beach to tourists.
At this same time, I started to explore photography and took my first black & white photography class. I was hooked, and was soon taking roll after roll of film.
In 2001, I moved to Santa Cruz and continued to make and sell shell jewelry. I also worked at the UCSC darkroom as well as Bay Photo, and became quite involved with taking, developing, and printing photographs. I was soon selling cards made from my photographs and my shell creations, and I needed a name for my little art business....and Pualilia Creations was born.

Pualilia means "Lily Flower", is my middle name, and was given to me by the same man that taught me how to weave:)

Today, I live a mellow, peaceful life in Waimea on the Big Island. And, I have a new passion, being a mama! Pualilia Creations allows me to be both creative and stay at home and raise my daughter. I enjoy working with many different materials and I make jewelry, mobiles, mosaics, sand & shell art signs, wristlets, and much more. I also love to capture nature through a different light, or shadow, in a photograph.
Thank you for visiting. Aloha~

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Last updated on August 26, 2016
Aloha! Welcome to Pualilia Creations, PHOTOGRAPHY, JEWELRY, & ISLAND INSPIRED CREATIONS by Erin Baldwin Brown.
All jewelry is hand-made by myself in Waimea on the Island of Hawai'i (a.k.a. Big Island). I collect all my own shells, seeds, beach glass and driftwood (no live shells are ever collected, my mom's a marine biologist so I know better :) ). I use sterling silver and genuine natural gemstones in my jewelry (nothing dyed or fake) and I believe in quality. Contact me if you see something you like but want to customize it.

*Please become a fan of Pualilia Creations on Facebook for updates on specials, sales, new inventory, and to browse more photos of my creations :) https://www.facebook.com/PualiliaCreations

Thanks so much for browsing! Enjoy:)

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Payment
Pualilia Creations accepts payment through Paypal. If this payment option does not work for you, please contact me to arrange an alternative payment option. Payment must be accepted and cleared before items are shipped out.
Shipping
All orders will be shipped via USPS Priority mail or First Class Mail and can take up to a week to reach mainland destinations from Hawai'i. I will ship your order within one to three business days of receiving your order. Please contact me if you need your items faster and we can arrange UPS or Fedex. *PLEASE NOTE- I can not be held responsible for packages mailed and marked as "delivered" by the postal service. Once a package is shipped, and reaches it's destination, it is scanned as delivered. Please be sure that your mailing address is correct on your paypal account, as that is the address that is shipped to. I cover/add insurance on packages valued at more than $100, but again, once marked as delivered, packages are no longer my responsibility. If you feel that signature confirmation is necessary for where you live, please contact me to add that option. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please email me before purchasing an item for shipping quotes to your country.
Refunds and Exchanges
I use quality parts and findings in my jewelry, but sometimes parts break or give out. If your jewelry breaks from faulty craftsmanship or parts, I will be happy to fix it for you at no cost, mail it back to me and I'll fix it and ship it back to you (I will refund up to $3.00 for your return shipping to me). If your jewelry has broken from a result of heavy use, your fault, I am happy to fix it for you for a fee. If for some reason you just aren't satisfied with your purchase, you can return it to me with original tags and packaging in original condition for a refund within 10 days of purchase , you just pay shipping back to me.
Additional policies and FAQs
See something you like but want to tweak it a little to fit you perfectly?? Please contact me if you are interested in a custom order:)
And, I love to trade and barter, so contact me if you may have something in mind!