Ni‘ihau Shell Jewelry Workshop at Lyman Museum

April 3, 2017, 4:30 PM HST (Updated April 4, 2017, 7:21 AM) · 2 Comments

By popular demand, Kele Kanahele of the Island of Ni‘ihau will return to teach the authentic creation of Ni‘ihau shell jewelry at the Lyman Museum on Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, 2017, from 10 4 p.m.

On either day, attendees will learn how to make a 22-inch necklace/lei or a pair of earrings in the heliconia poleho style, using either black poleho or the more rare honey-gold poleho shells—both augmented with momi ke‘oke‘o (white) or momi lenalena (yellow) shells.

Prices vary according to museum membership and choice of shells.

Students may create more than one piece by signing 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, April 7, to ensure a workshop space and the availability of shells.

For pricing and other information, call 935-5021, ext. 101, or stop by the museum’s admissions desk.

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