I take a great deal of pride in the puka jewelry that I make. It is my "bow" to the Hawaiian culture and their ability to create such beauty out of natural, simple things. I make just a handful of these necklaces every year...only as many I can based on the sea glass and pukas I've found over the season. The treasures in this necklaces are some of my most beautiful finds of 2021.
This exquisite, one of a kind Hapa Puka & Teal Sea Glass Necklace (hapa translates to 'half' in Hawaiian) is like nothing you have seen before. A beautiful piece of deep teal vintage is the center piece of this stunning and unique necklace. It is surrounded by nearly 6 dozen perfectly surf polished pukas. The puka and sea glass portion of the necklace measures 11 inches, which leaves the top half exposed, giving the necklace its name, "Hapa" or "Half." The exposed cord is a beautiful medium brown hand twisted 6ply rope. It both durable and delicate and adds another unique texture to this wearable work of art!
The cowrie lip toggle closure is secure and easy to use. Slide the small pearl up and down to open and close the loop.
The Hapa Necklace is one of my very favorite original designs...beachy, elegant, feminine and beautifully Hawaiian...and never another like it.