Aloha! Come join this class to make "Sunrise Shell" Necklace with us. By the end of this 30 minutes-experience, the guests can make their own sunrise shell necklace which they can wear or bring back home as a gift. We'll prepare everything needed for making a necklace. The class layout plan is as follows: 1. Selecting own your sunrise shell 2. Jewellery making instruction given by the host 3. Sunrise shell necklace making 4. Photo-Shooting (optional) Sunrise Shells are a type of scallop that is native to Hawaiian Islands. Beautiful colours are created naturally. Each shell’s colouring and size are unique and different. Guests can select their own shell from varieties of sunrise shells. Traditionally in Hawaii, the shells were viewed as sacred due to its rareness. The sunrise shells live in deep oceans (approximately 30-100 ft.) surrounding the islands. Majority of these shells are collected by diving in this era. Sunrise shells represent hope, strength, and protection.
Aya & Shawn
I own my fashion brand called "HAWAIIYA" originated in Hilo, Big Island. Through this brand, I have been sharing the beauty of sunrise shell for almost 3 years. My customers always have been very interested in how these shells are naturally made. I started this experience to share my knowledge of jewelry making, and also to provide sunrise shell jewelry in reasonable price by letting guests make their own. I'm a hula dancer in Hilo and also a professional lei maker who learned in Hawaii Lifestyle associates degree at Hawaii Community College.
- Sunrise Shell - necklace chain or cord - necklace connector parts - wire - cutter - plier
We will conduct Sunrise Shell Necklace Making in our yard with lots of tropical plants and flowers. There are fruit trees like papaya, mango, pineapple, and guava. MinshukuHilo is an B&B with travellers from all over the world so It’s a special place to see and experience.
Lesson Hour is 30 minutes. It says 1 -2 pm but it actually takes 30 minutes to finish making necklace.