Good Morning ! The summer heat is on here in Arizona. It is way to hot! But that is the name of the game every summer. We all have to lay low and stay inside.
I took off last week because of Memorial Day weekend. I enjoyed my weekend . We always stay home and stay safe. I have my garden all in now.
This week on Rainbow Artists Team we are celebrating
I’m a self-taught artist and crafter. I am also the owner of Sweetest Tattoos Hawai`i, where I specialize in creating freehand, custom jagua tattoos. Catch up with me and my tattoo business on Facebook (Sweetest Tattoos Hawai`i) and Instagram @sweetest_tattoos-hawaii.
All designs in this shop are my own or that of my family member’s, so please observe our creative rights! The artist responsible for creating each piece will be named in the item description.
Being of Native Hawaiian descent, much of my work is inspired by traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian art. However, I also favor contemporary and tattoo art, and also art from other Native cultures; therefore many of my masterpieces will be a mix of styles. Unique Hawaiian pieces are handmade the traditional way here, using long-forgotten skills and real materials from nature.
All feathers, bone, shell, wood, metal, and sea glass are reliably sourced here on O’ahu or from neighboring islands. Gemstones and other materials are sourced from responsible sources from the USA. I like to use real materials, but I try to incorporate sustainable practices by re-using things. Some pieces are upcycled and may include some non-organic materials (e.g- plastic beads).
Everything in this shop is made by the hands of Native Hawaiians, with attention to detail, patience, and our mana.
I love designing and creating beautiful, useful things. To me, utilizing Nature’s gifts are the best. We take great pride in our work, and being able to practice our craft is our way of life. Every piece tells us how it wants to be made, and when we create, we pay homage to our ancestors in the way we incorporate our mana`o (beliefs). At this shop, you will find high quality gifts made to last.
Please keep in mind that by supporting this shop, you are helping to keep the Hawaiian culture alive. Thank you all for taking the time to stop by our humble shop, I hope you have enjoyed your visit.
Mahalo nui loa,
Sweets Valentine & O`hana
Sweets has a lot of beautiful handmade shell jewelry to choose from . We are very happy to have her on our team!
Now for our Rainbow Artists Team treasury …………
Congratulations to Sweets Valentine from Pono Shell Creations our shop of the week on Rainbow Artists Team!Wonderful, beautiful shell jewelry from the beautiful state of Hawaii! Blessings!
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