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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Aloha Oahu! I’m here till Thursday for a crash course training on running the new Hawaiian Crown Hilo store that’ll be opening up during October! But I brought Mejiro by Oona Menezes jewelry and will have some time tomorrow (Wed) for meetups. Just message me over here if interested. I no mo cah, so Waikiki only please! :)

Aloha Oahu! I’m here till Thursday for a crash course training on running the new Hawaiian Crown Hilo store that’ll be opening up during October! But I brought Mejiro by Oona Menezes jewelry and will have some time tomorrow (Wed) for meetups. Just message me over here if interested. I no mo cah, so Waikiki only please! :)

Posted on Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Congratulations to Blake’s brother Terry and his wife Renee!! Renee just went into labor, and here across the Pacific we’re wishing her and little miss Brinley Miller a quick and safe birth! We’re so excited for the whole family! And that we’re gonna be an aunty and uncle!😻🙌💕

Congratulations to Blake’s brother Terry and his wife Renee!! Renee just went into labor, and here across the Pacific we’re wishing her and little miss Brinley Miller a quick and safe birth! We’re so excited for the whole family! And that we’re gonna be an aunty and uncle!😻🙌💕

Posted on Tuesday, September 2nd 2014

Check out this monster cacao pod we found today! You can see the size difference compared to the normal ones behind it. Hawaiian Crown Alae farm is pumpin’ pods! And we’re just waiting on the final paperwork, but soon the Ama’ulu farm will be 100% certified organic!🍫
#hawaiiancrown 🍫🍍🍌
#farmlife #cacao #hawaiianchocolate #singleorigin #treetobar #tropicalfarm #supportlocal #grownnotflown #darkchocolate #nibs #Hawaii #bigisland #oahu #oversizedfruit #nongmo #supportlocalfarms

Check out this monster cacao pod we found today! You can see the size difference compared to the normal ones behind it. Hawaiian Crown Alae farm is pumpin’ pods! And we’re just waiting on the final paperwork, but soon the Ama’ulu farm will be 100% certified organic!🍫
#hawaiiancrown 🍫🍍🍌
#farmlife #cacao #hawaiianchocolate #singleorigin #treetobar #tropicalfarm #supportlocal #grownnotflown #darkchocolate #nibs #Hawaii #bigisland #oahu #oversizedfruit #nongmo #supportlocalfarms

Posted on Monday, August 25th 2014

Good morning Monday!
This indicolite tourmaline necklace and the matching earrings were just bought as a gift, and are on their around the world. What a wonderful man! And it’s always an awesome feeling knowing my work is being worn globally.🌏💞
Man those blue tourmalines went fast! All out already! But I will be making more of these styles in other colors.😉
#etsyshop #etsyseller #tourmaline #indicolite #jewelrydesigner #madeinhawaii #drippingingems #hawaii #gemstonejewelry #naturalbeauty

Good morning Monday!
This indicolite tourmaline necklace and the matching earrings were just bought as a gift, and are on their around the world. What a wonderful man! And it’s always an awesome feeling knowing my work is being worn globally.🌏💞
Man those blue tourmalines went fast! All out already! But I will be making more of these styles in other colors.😉
#etsyshop #etsyseller #tourmaline #indicolite #jewelrydesigner #madeinhawaii #drippingingems #hawaii #gemstonejewelry #naturalbeauty

Posted on Monday, August 11th 2014

Hi again! Hope you and your loved ones fared well through Iselle, and anyone affected is able to recover quickly. Julio seems to be sucking away the bad weather at the moment- mahalo compañero!
And now on to the Mejiro jewelry! Last time I posted some of the new gold filled peices. Here are the sterling silvers! Still working on listing a few, but all to be available on:
→www.mejirobyom.com🐦
Or if you’re an Etsian:
→www.etsy.com/shop/mejiro🐦

Hi again! Hope you and your loved ones fared well through Iselle, and anyone affected is able to recover quickly. Julio seems to be sucking away the bad weather at the moment- mahalo compañero!
And now on to the Mejiro jewelry! Last time I posted some of the new gold filled peices. Here are the sterling silvers! Still working on listing a few, but all to be available on:
→www.mejirobyom.com🐦
Or if you’re an Etsian:
→www.etsy.com/shop/mejiro🐦

Posted on Sunday, August 10th 2014

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