Hi`iaka is the goddess of hula dancers, chant, sorcery and medicine. She is the favored sister of Hawaiʻi’s volcano goddess, Pele. She was sent on a long arduous journey to retrieve Pele's dream man, and in return Hawai’i became safe for travelers. It is said that when the goddess Hi`iaka departs Kalalau Valley on Kaua‘i with her lover Lohi‘au, she sings farewell to the steep cliffs made fragrant by laua‘e green ferns. Known for their sweet smell. These are for the traveler in us all.
All beaded earrings are hand sewn with a needle and thread. Made with Czech and Japanese glass beads, and hand carved lost-wax casting in recycled brass with 14k gold plating.
|| ABOUT BRI BOL ||
Bri Bol is a traveling artist and designer based in Santa Cruz, CA. Her work focuses on abstract mountain landscapes and textiles, inspired by her love of the outdoors and adventure. She started beading on a surf trip to Baja as a way to stay creative while on the road. Jewelry has since become the perfect medium to combine her passion for art, adventure, and beauty while being on the move.
The beautiful patterns you see in her metal work are all topo reliefs from maps of some of her favorite wild places: the Grand Canyon, the High Sierra, the Wasatch Mountains, Sequoia National Forest and Squamish. She hand makes every piece -- from hammering the ear wires, to sewing the bead work with a needle and thread, to drawing and hand cutting each metal topo piece, leaving each one of a kind.
All materials are all selected consciously, supporting the environment, community, and human stories. Metals are made in the US, and the metal beads are all fair-trade African trade, many of which date back to the 1800’s. Glass beads are Japanese and Czech. Other statement beads are hand picked and ethically sourced. When Bri's not creating jewelry you can find her gathering inspiration from outdoor adventures and rock climbing, usually in overalls.