Thornton, CO, United States
I left my heart in Hawaii...
beads, beadweaving, wire wrapping, jewelry making, beaded, beading, flowers, Hawaii, Hawaiian, plumeria
Skills and Techniques
bead weaving, wire wrapping, jewelry design, photography
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Get to Know
Hi, I'm Laura, a third generation artisan currently living near Denver, Colorado.
"Heart in Hawaii" was established in 2006; a serendipitous result of my first visit to the islands. It is my expression of Aloha! I was inspired by the amazing flowers, and proud to be the first to design, create and offer a beadwoven alternative to the foam flower hair accessories so commonly seen.
I left my heart in Hawaii...
After visiting Hawaii I was forever changed. I have been strongly influenced by the incredible beauty and allure of these enchanting islands and their wonderful people and aloha spirit. I have great passion and respect for all things Hawaiian, and love reading about Hawaiian and Polynesian history, mythology and culture.
j e w e l r y :
"Even prettier in real life."
"Thank you so much! It's even better then I anticipated!"
"Beautiful earrings - delicate and just the right size. Thanks!"
"very cute pea pods! quick delivery, too. thank you!"
"These are the perfect little earrings. Shipped fast!"
"Beautiful, delicate workmanship. Even better in real life."
"Thanks so much for sending this so quickly. It's ADORABLE...
I will definitely need to order more from you later."
"absolutley beautiful and a perfect fit! love it"
"Awesome jewelry ~~~ totally satisfied. Thank you!"
"Adorable! It arrived super-fast, and looks totally cute! Thanks! =^__^="
"Most exquisite workmanship, packaging dainty and delightful. The artist composed
these earrings absolutely perfectly, love them..."
"Fast shipping, phenomenal communication, the cleverest idea
(I'm wearing my dingly-dangly peas right now and I love them!)..."
"Super pretty earrings, nice packaging and fast shipping. Thank you!"
"Thank you so much for making these earrings! They arrived today just as described and they are absolutely perfect. I really love the detail you put into your work - you are a wonderful artist! Thank you so much :)"
"I wish there was a WOW button! She gladly accepted my custom order and made it precisely to my specifications, the same day! She shipped them out immediately after I paid, and I got them in 2 days. Amazing, amazing, amazing. They were perfect, exactly what I wanted, and extremely affordable. Laura, you need to go up about $1 per item! You'll still be affordable but not undercharging yourself!! My mom and MIL are sure to love them as well. And thank you for including the alternate one you made as well. I am blessed by your service, so thank you!"
"I bought a blue chalcedony charm for my cell phone and I absolutely love it! It's one of the prettiest stones I've ever seen, and it looks almost unreal when held up to the light. It's pretty and textural and just awesome, so I'm very glad I bought it. The shop is now a favorite of mine because it was so hard to make a decision!"
"Ordering from her was a real pleasure. This was a custom order, and she was very patient and did everything she could to make sure I got exactly what I wanted. My friend is going to love it! Thank you again!"
"These little sweeties are made so nicely. I'm thrilled. Thank you! I got them right away and they were like a present to open. I'm really delighted. Thank you!"
beaded flowers :
"Exceptional beadweaving done with care and precision. I love the smooth curves crafted with such detail, it's not easy to do and I appreciate all the effort that something like this takes to craft. I am happy to have it for my wedding..."
"beautiful beaded Plumeria flower- Sooo shiny and bright. Very creative and fine craftsmanship. The presentation was so well done. Thank you!"
"Beautiful - reminds me of Maui. Fantastic service too, great shipping and nice presentation."
"I could not be more thrilled with this transaction... shipping was very fast, it was packaged well, you have a more than accomodating exchange policy if I needed it. But most importantly my hair clip is GORGEOUS and I love it! The workmanship is amazing. Thanks so much, I will be back. :)"
"I loved the flower pin and wore it for my wedding last weekend. It looked beautiful and held up really well over the night. I got so many compliments on it! Excellent!"
beaded red ginger flower, 2009
Cuff for Queen Emma, for beading challenge, 2011
Beaded Plumeria Bridal Cuff, 2012
beaded lotus flower, 2009