Lyman Museum Presents: Ni‘ihau Shell Workshops

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Destination Hilo (MB) No Comments


By popular demand, Kele Kanahele, master shell lei maker from the island of Ni‘ihau, returns to the Lyman Museum to teach this authentic art of Hawai‘i on Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. both days.

Kele will teach you how to create a beautiful necklace (lei) and earrings in the roselani style, using your choice of off-white or yellow momi shells AND your choice of pink or red kahelelani shells.

On either day you may learn how to make a 22-inch necklace* ($370 for Museum members, $380 nonmembers) or a pair of earrings* ($75 members, $85 nonmembers)—or more than one piece, as long as you sign 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 specified, and the workshop fee(s) paid by Saturday, November 3, to ensure your place and the availability of shells.

Learn to create these treasures of Ni‘ihau from the best in the field! For more information, and to make your reservations, please call 935-5021 ext. 101 or stop by the Museum’s Admissions desk.

*Picture of potential earrings and necklace!

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