the journey of a one woman sweatshop

With child sized hands and an unwavering obsession to create beautiful things.
I'm a goofy girl who grew up on a 12 acre produce farm along the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. I moved to Oakland, CA for some time, then gathered up my experiences and settled back in Hawaii (for the time being).
This is the somewhat chronicle of my independent fine jewelry company, founded in 2004, though most of the years were focused on honing my skills and design aesthetic. Some musings, inspirations , and other fun stuff included too!

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Just in time for Easter! Welcome spring with a super pretty pastel rainbow of tourmaline! This is a short everyday necklace, or great layering piece. On sterling silver beaded chain with pearl accents at clasp. Will be listed for sale tomorrow.
#everydayjewelry #layeringjewelry #shortnecklace #chokernecklace #pastels #rainbow #semiprecious #gemstones #tourmaline #easter #springfashion #springtime #blushpink #babyblue #springgreen #madeinhawaii #prettyaccessories #daintyjewelry

Just in time for Easter! Welcome spring with a super pretty pastel rainbow of tourmaline! This is a short everyday necklace, or great layering piece. On sterling silver beaded chain with pearl accents at clasp. Will be listed for sale tomorrow.
#everydayjewelry #layeringjewelry #shortnecklace #chokernecklace #pastels #rainbow #semiprecious #gemstones #tourmaline #easter #springfashion #springtime #blushpink #babyblue #springgreen #madeinhawaii #prettyaccessories #daintyjewelry

Posted on Thursday, March 20th 2014

This pair of wire wrapped shell earrings is on its way to its new owner in Florida! Get your own at πŸ‘‰www.mejirobyom.comπŸ‘ˆ 😺
#wirewrapped #shelljewelry #pearls #handmade #earrings #madeinhawaii #hilo #jewelrydesigner #islandstyle #islandglamor #beachboho #beachwedding #hawaiianwedding

This pair of wire wrapped shell earrings is on its way to its new owner in Florida! Get your own at πŸ‘‰www.mejirobyom.comπŸ‘ˆ 😺
#wirewrapped #shelljewelry #pearls #handmade #earrings #madeinhawaii #hilo #jewelrydesigner #islandstyle #islandglamor #beachboho #beachwedding #hawaiianwedding

Posted on Thursday, March 20th 2014

Used the baby anvil and my baby ball-peen hammer to make these swing earrings. Pink coral and little lavender Hawaiian come shells from Oahu on sterling silver.
Only $20! Available on www.mejirobyom.com 🐦
#pinkcoral #swingearrings #hammeredjewelry #Hawaiianshells #coneshells #lavender #purpleshells #madeinhawaii #newstyles #springfashion #summerfashion #islandstyle

Used the baby anvil and my baby ball-peen hammer to make these swing earrings. Pink coral and little lavender Hawaiian come shells from Oahu on sterling silver.
Only $20! Available on www.mejirobyom.com 🐦
#pinkcoral #swingearrings #hammeredjewelry #Hawaiianshells #coneshells #lavender #purpleshells #madeinhawaii #newstyles #springfashion #summerfashion #islandstyle

Posted on Monday, March 10th 2014

Happy Aloha Friday! Here is the lovely @megmarierau wearing her winning earrings! They look adorable on her!
Don’t be discouraged if you didn’t win, I’ll be doing giveaways each month for this year! So keep an eye out, the next one is coming soon!πŸ˜‹
In the meantime, I’ve made a few updates to www.mejirobyom.com, and hope to keep improving it as I learn to be less tech dumb!πŸ™€

Happy Aloha Friday! Here is the lovely @megmarierau wearing her winning earrings! They look adorable on her!
Don’t be discouraged if you didn’t win, I’ll be doing giveaways each month for this year! So keep an eye out, the next one is coming soon!πŸ˜‹
In the meantime, I’ve made a few updates to www.mejirobyom.com, and hope to keep improving it as I learn to be less tech dumb!πŸ™€

Posted on Friday, March 7th 2014

My freshwater pearl collection has gotten to be around 5lbs- or more! So instead of continuing to hoard them, here’s a linked bracelet in graduated white pearls. Simple elegance, with pearl and green amethyst drops. Adjustable size, in 14k gold fill.
Found on→ www.mejirobyom.com ←🐦

My freshwater pearl collection has gotten to be around 5lbs- or more! So instead of continuing to hoard them, here’s a linked bracelet in graduated white pearls. Simple elegance, with pearl and green amethyst drops. Adjustable size, in 14k gold fill.
Found onβ†’ www.mejirobyom.com β†πŸ¦

Posted on Tuesday, March 4th 2014

Good morning duckies! It’s another dreary day here, but hopefully I’ll get enough daylight to photograph all the new pieces I’ve been working on!
This one is called The Cliff Diver, and features a really fantastic 13mm striped Tahitian pearl, gold leafed raw aquamarine, and 22k gold plated seashell charm. On long, adjustable length 14k gold fill chain, with pink tourmaline accent at clasp. See more at→ www.mejirobyom.com ←🐦

Good morning duckies! It’s another dreary day here, but hopefully I’ll get enough daylight to photograph all the new pieces I’ve been working on!
This one is called The Cliff Diver, and features a really fantastic 13mm striped Tahitian pearl, gold leafed raw aquamarine, and 22k gold plated seashell charm. On long, adjustable length 14k gold fill chain, with pink tourmaline accent at clasp. See more atβ†’ www.mejirobyom.com β†πŸ¦

Posted on Tuesday, March 4th 2014

Happy Monday and Happy Girls Day!πŸ‘˜πŸŒΈ
These flowers aren’t related to girls day in any way, but I’ve always liked them- they remind me of coral!
#girlsday #Japanesecustoms #flowers

Happy Monday and Happy Girls Day!πŸ‘˜πŸŒΈ
These flowers aren’t related to girls day in any way, but I’ve always liked them- they remind me of coral!
#girlsday #Japanesecustoms #flowers

Posted on Monday, March 3rd 2014