Ni‘ihau Shell Workshops

December 10, 2016 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St
Hilo, HI 96720
Ni‘ihau jewelry in the heliconia poleho style

Ni‘ihau jewelry in the heliconia poleho style

Just in time for the holidays, Kele Kanahele of the Island of Ni‘ihau returns to teach the authentic creation of Ni‘ihau shell jewelry at the Lyman Museum!  Visit his acclaimed workshop twice in December:

Friday, December 9                                10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Saturday, December 10                         10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

On either day you will learn how to make a 22-inch necklace/lei or a pair of earrings in theheliconia poleho style, using either black poleho or the more rare honey-gold poleho shells—both augmented with momi ke‘oke‘o or momi lenalena shells.  Prices vary according to Museum membership and choice of shells, but are exceptionally reasonable!  You may, of course, create more than one piece, as long as you sign up for specific pieces in advance.  Space is limited to 24 persons per day; only people who have registered can be permitted in the classroom.  Reservations must be made, pieces and shell colors specified, and the workshop fee(s) paid by Friday, December 2, to ensure your place and the availability of shells.

Learn to create these treasures of Ni‘ihau from a master—and give a uniquely Hawaiian gift (to yourself, perhaps?)!  For pricing and other information, please call 935-5021 ext. 101 or stop by the Museum’s Admissions desk.