Alohi Designs Hawaii

American Made Since 2009

Susan Port

Waikoloa, Hawaii
Custom designed by: Alohi Designs Hawaii. All original, no two are alike. Create memories of your favorite Hawaii visit with Sea Glass, Pearls.
Style, Jewelry

Tell us about your business.

A very energetic type of business. Creating designs from the Sea. Sea Glass represents "Memories of the Past". What was it? Where did it come from? All waiting on the Sand to be once again discovered and used. As a child, I had visions of designing Jewelry and living on an Island. In spite of several careers, my Jewelry design was always with me. I started Alohi Designs Hawaii in 2009. I finally have realized my childhood dreams and the best part is to see the look on the faces of my clients, the enthusiasm of a memory of the Islands. All of my Jewelry is hand made and designed in Hawaii. I use various components such as Paua Shell, FW Pearls, Surf tumbled Sea Glass, MOP, SS,SP. My designs are displayed at the Kings Shops, Waikoloa. I LOVE what I do.....

Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.

I live in a 2bdrm Condo on the Big Island, Hawaii. My 2nd bdrm, is my studio. Wall to wall work tables, lamps, displays, etc. I have sections for each of the designs. I keep looking at Martha's photos of her work space and get ideas on organizing. Space consists of 11x12. But it works !

What inspires you?

A chance to see how creative, artistic I can get. The color of the Ocean, Sky, Flowers, Trees, send me constant images of designs.

What makes your business stand out?

My Sea Glass designs are one of a kind. No one utilizes Sea Glass like I do. My creativity is unique.

What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?

Never give up....the way to arrive at success is with some failures. Love what you do !!

What does American Made mean to you?

The best for America idea to come about in a long time. I am very patriotic, 15th GGF was "John the Pilgrim". It is important for our Country to have the opportunity for our Citizens to create and accomplish their dreams, no matter what age.

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