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Honomu Jewelry Studio and Store Opens

September 4, 2015, 2:13 PM HST
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A new artisan studio and retail store has opened in Honomu, called “SilverBotanica.”

The store, located at the gateway to Akaka Falls, is inspired by artists and owners Alicia Hanson and Bran Johnson, who have traveled to tropical locations around the world and used their global visions to create original jewelry designs.

“Our philosophy is actually quite simple. SilverBotanica jewelry should stir our connection to beautiful places around the world. This line of jewelry lets the person wear a little bit of paradise at all times, keeping the journey alive,” Hanson and Johnson say of their studio and store.

SilverBotanica jewelry incorporates a range of tropical paradise themes, from tropical flowers to bright color palettes, and island imagery that intertwines global inspirations. The stores has over 120 styles of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings that are available in sterling silver and white bronze.

Hanson described the line of jewelry as “a sterling silver jewelry collection that evokes the pleasures of paradise.”

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Growing up barefoot on the beaches of the Big Island and Oahu, Hanson says her designs draw from the lush tropical plants and multi-cultural beach lifestyle that she was so accustomed to.

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The store hosts studio tours where visitors can watch the first-hand process of lost wax casting and silversmithing. Classes and workshops are also available.

In addition to SilverBotanica, Hanson and Johnson also founded Hi Octane Jewlery. The lines is inspired by old cars.

SilverBotanica is located up the street from Mr. Ed’s Bakery in Honomu.

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