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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Hello duckies! Halfway to the weekend! Aahh but it’s just after 5 so I’ma have a beer anyway!😜
But have you had a chance to check out all the new listings on▶www.mejirobyom.com🐦
Or if you prefer Etsy▶www.etsy.com/shop/mejiro🐦
These are some of the new golden goodies waiting for you in the shops! Since I work in small batches quantities are always limited or totally one of a kind! So get em while you can!😺
#jewelrydesigner #madeinhawaii #summeraccessories #aquachalcedony #Tahitianpearl #sharktooth #fossilteeth #gemstonejewelry #etsy #etsyshop #hamsajewelry #freespirit #resortwear #festivalfashion #bohochic #islandstyle #yogalife #yogi #alohaspirit

Hello duckies! Halfway to the weekend! Aahh but it’s just after 5 so I’ma have a beer anyway!😜
But have you had a chance to check out all the new listings on▶www.mejirobyom.com🐦
Or if you prefer Etsy▶www.etsy.com/shop/mejiro🐦
These are some of the new golden goodies waiting for you in the shops! Since I work in small batches quantities are always limited or totally one of a kind! So get em while you can!😺
#jewelrydesigner #madeinhawaii #summeraccessories #aquachalcedony #Tahitianpearl #sharktooth #fossilteeth #gemstonejewelry #etsy #etsyshop #hamsajewelry #freespirit #resortwear #festivalfashion #bohochic #islandstyle #yogalife #yogi #alohaspirit

Posted on Wednesday, July 30th 2014

Another beautiful repost from @shandellenakanelua and @livefreeswim featuring Kelina Wolfe in Mejiro jewelry! Necklaces with tanzanite, freshwater pearl, and raw Jammu sapphire. And bracelets with Tahitian pearl, agate, chalcedony, and the new Aloha Disc bracelet! Major listing to be done today on
➡www.mejirobyom.com⬅🐦
Have a great Sunday Funday!😘
#livefreeswim #mejirobyom #designercollab #hawaii #madeinhawaii #bikini #islandstyle #resortwear #freespirit #alohaspirit #wanderlust #mermaids #renegade #nomad #festivalfashion #summerfashion #hautehippie #luckywelivehi #sundayfunday #gemstonejewelry #ooak #rawcrystals

Another beautiful repost from @shandellenakanelua and @livefreeswim featuring Kelina Wolfe in Mejiro jewelry! Necklaces with tanzanite, freshwater pearl, and raw Jammu sapphire. And bracelets with Tahitian pearl, agate, chalcedony, and the new Aloha Disc bracelet! Major listing to be done today on
➡www.mejirobyom.com⬅🐦
Have a great Sunday Funday!😘
#livefreeswim #mejirobyom #designercollab #hawaii #madeinhawaii #bikini #islandstyle #resortwear #freespirit #alohaspirit #wanderlust #mermaids #renegade #nomad #festivalfashion #summerfashion #hautehippie #luckywelivehi #sundayfunday #gemstonejewelry #ooak #rawcrystals

Posted on Sunday, July 27th 2014

It’s a Flashback Aloha Friday! With my younger brother and hanabata sista/now maid of honor, Loke! So many good times growing up in Hakalau with acres of farmland to run wild on!🐒
#fbf #alohafriday #luckywelivehi #hilife #farmkids #hakalau #hamakua

It’s a Flashback Aloha Friday! With my younger brother and hanabata sista/now maid of honor, Loke! So many good times growing up in Hakalau with acres of farmland to run wild on!🐒
#fbf #alohafriday #luckywelivehi #hilife #farmkids #hakalau #hamakua

Posted on Friday, July 25th 2014

Good morning duckies! The rain is back but summer ain’t over just yet!
This gorgeous repost from @livefreeswim is a sneak peek from their collaboration with @shandellenakanelua and Mejiro jewelry! Fantastic bikinis (srsly- go check em out!) and incredibly dreamy photography. Stunning work from both of them!😻💕
#bikinis #summerfashion #madeinhawaii #jewelrydesigner #collabs #localgirls #photoshoot #wanderlust #endlesssummer #resortwear #Hawaii #hawaiiangetaway #bigisland #oahu #nomads #freespirit

Good morning duckies! The rain is back but summer ain’t over just yet!
This gorgeous repost from @livefreeswim is a sneak peek from their collaboration with @shandellenakanelua and Mejiro jewelry! Fantastic bikinis (srsly- go check em out!) and incredibly dreamy photography. Stunning work from both of them!😻💕
#bikinis #summerfashion #madeinhawaii #jewelrydesigner #collabs #localgirls #photoshoot #wanderlust #endlesssummer #resortwear #Hawaii #hawaiiangetaway #bigisland #oahu #nomads #freespirit

Posted on Thursday, July 24th 2014

Just got in from a morning of sailing around Hilo bay in this awesome boat our friend built! My first time sailing, and first time jumping into the murky bay waters!🐙 No sharks! And lots of sun!😸
#luckywelivehi #hilife #hilo #bigisland #sailing #sunburnedknees

Just got in from a morning of sailing around Hilo bay in this awesome boat our friend built! My first time sailing, and first time jumping into the murky bay waters!🐙 No sharks! And lots of sun!😸
#luckywelivehi #hilife #hilo #bigisland #sailing #sunburnedknees

Posted on Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Sooo, as you all probably know by now, I super suck at posting new photos and just social networking in general.🙀
But you know who’s GREAT at it? @shandellenakanelua!!
Model: @itscelestebby
They captured these awesome shots wearing Mejiro jewelry! It’s the first time I’ve seen my work photographed professionally and it’s one of the best feelings! Thanks for the beautiful work, so excited for more to come!😻😻😻
#madeinhawaii #jewelrydesigner #crystals #gemstones #wanderlust #festivalfashion #nomad #renegade #eclecticstyle #naturalbeauty #bigisland

Sooo, as you all probably know by now, I super suck at posting new photos and just social networking in general.🙀
But you know who’s GREAT at it? @shandellenakanelua!!
Model: @itscelestebby
They captured these awesome shots wearing Mejiro jewelry! It’s the first time I’ve seen my work photographed professionally and it’s one of the best feelings! Thanks for the beautiful work, so excited for more to come!😻😻😻
#madeinhawaii #jewelrydesigner #crystals #gemstones #wanderlust #festivalfashion #nomad #renegade #eclecticstyle #naturalbeauty #bigisland

Posted on Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

Join me at Hilo’s 2nd Annual Pride Festival! July 12th noon-4pm. I’ll be showin my support for the LGBT community and missing my Cali friends who took me to the SF ones! Also, I’m sharing a booth with Jessica from Sew Da Kine and she’s gonna have some great new items! Come check us out!🌈😺🔺
#hiloevents #bayfront #downtownhilo #bigisland #prideparade #lgbt #onlyaloha #noh8 #madeinhawaii #96720

Posted on Wednesday, July 9th 2014

My favorite way to start the day! Especially after getting up early to sort cacao beans in the sun drying shed- affectionately called the farmers sauna.😜

My favorite way to start the day! Especially after getting up early to sort cacao beans in the sun drying shed- affectionately called the farmers sauna.😜

Posted on Tuesday, July 1st 2014

On the work table today: drizzly Hilo rain inspired indicolite tourmaline earrings. Love those blues! But they’re rare, so only have enough to make one pair each of gold fill and silver!
#indicolite #tourmaline #blue #ombre #hilo #rain #ua #gemstonejewelry #madeinhawaii #raindrops #hawaii #tropical #rainforest #resortwear #wedding #somethingblue

On the work table today: drizzly Hilo rain inspired indicolite tourmaline earrings. Love those blues! But they’re rare, so only have enough to make one pair each of gold fill and silver!
#indicolite #tourmaline #blue #ombre #hilo #rain #ua #gemstonejewelry #madeinhawaii #raindrops #hawaii #tropical #rainforest #resortwear #wedding #somethingblue

Posted on Sunday, June 29th 2014