Ni’ihau Shell Workshops

April 11, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – April 12, 2014 @ 2:00 am

NiihauShellsJust in time to help you create your own spectacular Ni`ihau shell adornments for Merrie Monarch, Kele Kanahele, master shell lei maker from the island of Ni`ihau, returns to the Lyman Museum to teach this authentic art of Hawai`i on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  You can choose to attend either or both days.

Necklaces (lei), bracelets, and earrings created in the pikake style may be made using either momi ke`oke`o shells (white) or momi lenalena shells (yellow).  Choose your color when making your reservation!  On either day you may learn how to make an 18-inch necklace ($205), a bracelet ($85), or a pair of earrings ($65)—or 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 colors specified, and the workshop fee(s) paid by Friday, April 4, to ensure your place and the availability of shells.  Give someone you love (yourself, perhaps?) these treasured jewels of Hawai`i!  To register, call 935-5021 or stop by the Museum’s Admissions desk.