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Kaui

 

The pacific island of Kauai, aka “Garden Isle” is a little tropical delight ideal for the sport of hee nalu (surfing). Kauai, the forth biggest island in the chain of Hawaiian islands has undeniable charm. Exploring Kauai reveals many natural valleys swathed in lush greens and beholds waterfalls, rivers, rainforests, rugged cliffs and craggy mountains with steep elevations. The sea’s temperature is an enticing and comfortable 21.6 – 27.2 °C and many parts are only accessible by sea or helicopter leaving areas untouched and wild. Our Kauai bead is inspired by the flora on Kauai from emerald greens inspired by the tropical greens of the rainforests and subtle hues of purple and hints of yellow that make us think of the lotus flower.

 

Lotus Flower

(A lotus flower from the National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kaui Image provided by tdlucas5000 under the creative commons licence. The original image can be viewed here.)

Kauai scene

(Tropical delight. Image provided by Andy Price under the creative commons licence. The original image can be viewed here.)

Big waves are available for the adrenalin enthusiast from November to February on the north shores of Kauai. Kauai’s Waimea beach with its black sands, is largely backed by Banyan trees, coconut palms and lawns.

Good wave -Kauai

(Image provided by Jay Bergesen under the creative commons licence. The original image can be viewed here.)

The south shore provides Poipu beach and Nawilliwilli Harbor in Lihue for surfing. Kiahuna beach has gentle waves for beginners, while intermediates can tackle the consistent waves of Hanalei Bay, a two mile cresent beach. Big waves can be found washing up on the 17 miles of Polihale beach with some tricky currents and Shipwreck beach with its jagged terrain and sharp coral provides empty waves for the experienced.

 

Napali, Kauai

(Image provided by Paul Bica under the creative commons licence. The original image can be viewed here.)

Discover quadcopter views of fun, small waves, surfing and stunning scenery at Hanalei Bay, Kauai.

Every one of our beads are created using lamp-working artisans, involving the use of a gas torch which can heat glass and change its state to molten ready for shaping. Our Kauai bead is made up of a white base bead, which is then rolled through a “frit blend” – made up of small flakes of a mixture of colours picked by us that remind us of Kauai. We then encase in a clear glass and add the flower embellishment, which takes experience, skill, a steady hand and attention to detail.

Lampworking Applying molten glass

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