hula girl

hula girl
"keep aloha in your heart"

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

winter in hana!

Doesn't get much cuter! Can you believe this was taken a couple days ago in my yard, it really was the first real sunshine we had in a couple weeks and only lasted about 20 minutes and we had to go inside as it started to sprinkle again, but who am i to complain! This is Kai, our 10 month old grnddtr, aloha, angi in hana

Saturday, January 19, 2013

aloha blog party!

Aloha E komo Mai! Welcome to my little part of this island blog party! I am so excited, i just got on-line, i really do live in a very rural area of maui, 2.5 hours from town! One of the negatives is difficulty with internet/cable, but i am here now! My name is Angi, I am married to a really special person named Hank, we have 4 adult kids and 4 little grndkids, that is vinnie(waioloi) in the photo fishing right across the street from my house, i wanted to show you where i live, hana, maui. I was a registerd nurse for 30 yrs on maui and have always done crafts/ metalmithing for the last 10 yrs or so for mental health! i took early retirement to help with the grdkids and try to do jewelry making and crafting as a small family buisiness, i went in to a major artist block a couple years ago and that is when i became addicted to following jewelry/craft blogs as a way to get inspired and after much persistence and reading many blogs and the artists stories my light came back! So i decided i wanted to start a blog, part as payback, maybe i could inspire someone. i learned there are alot of self taught artists like myself and i have learned alot of great techniques/skills following blogs, and i also found myself wanting to be a part of the special bloggers friendship/support i noticed over and over amongst the different blogs i went to, so here i am! A big mahalo to vicki for hosting this party over @ "2 bags full", i have learned getting your blog up and running is a little harder than i realized so this is huge for me! I can't wait to meet all you new blog friends today and over the next however long it takes,  oh yeah i almost forgot i am doing a give away! all you have to do is leave a post and on feb 1st i will do a drawing for a special piece of jewelry, i could not decide which piece of jewelry to use, if you prefer bangle or necklace let me know in your comments and maybe i  will decide that way! It will be real nice, i promise! Aloha, angi in hana

Monday, January 14, 2013

sweet little rings!

Just wanted to show you what i was doing last week, a really sweet boutique in Makawao, Maui placed an order for 50 of these little rings i make. They are a bronze band with a handstamped little picture set in silver solder with some black patina in the stamp. Sweet, simple and real fun to make! I have also been busy with our new fun site," altered paper crafts", started by amy @" the crafty book nerd", a site devoted to just our ATC tag swaps. If you get  a chance stop by and maybe sign up for a swap! Aloha, angi in hana

Monday, January 7, 2013

simplicity is the best!

These pendants have sat on my desk top for awhile, i always have a hard time deciding what to do for the necklace part, so i ordered some nice leather and decided to use the simplicity of the beautiful  leather and i love how they turned out!  They were all fun to make and once i got over being so worried about the necklace part and added the leather, i love them! simplicity is always the best! Aloha, angi in hana

Saturday, January 5, 2013

alphabet tag swap!

heres a pic of the tag i am sending my partner, elaine@ "craftee owls" for this months letter f alphabet swap. a huge mahalo to amy @ "the crafty book nerd", she is taking over managing our ATC tag swaps and we all know this is a big job, so please support her so we don't loose this fun gift, i just started but i love the connections i am making, so thanks again amy! aloha, angi in hana

grow your blog coming up!

aloha  everyone! good news, grow your blog party coming up january 19th, this is a great chance to meet and add bloggers to your blog, hosted by vicki@ 2bags full, so get ready this will be lotsa fun!