ABOUT Summit Shaka Leathercrafts
At the top of a cliff or mountain, I throw a Shaka!
"Shaka" is used to convey the "Aloha Spirit" and is Hawaii's most well-known hand gesture. An expression of friendly intent often used to express "Howzit", "Thanks" or "Right On".
Born and raised in Hawaii, now I reside on the east coast USA! I love ice climbing, rock climbing, crack climbing, skiing, winter hiking, and golf. Growing up in Hawaii I spent all my time outdoors. I still spend a lot of time enjoying and loving the outdoors. And it's the passion for the outdoors and nature that totally inspires me to create my jewelry! Shaka! - Lovena
About My Jewelry Pieces
I make leather and antler jewelry in my home studio. For leather jewelry, I use leather tools including tooling stamps, a hammer, carving knife, snaps, rivets, stains, dyes and paints. For antler jewelry, I use jewelry making tools including various jewelry pliers, wire and wire cutters.
All my leather jewelry is produced from the leather byproducts of USA's dairy and beef industries. All my antler jewelry is produced from USA, naturally shed Elk or Deer antlers. Genuine Turquoise is used in making my jewelry pieces. I only source turquoise from USA turquoise mines.
All earring hooks are either Niobium or Sterling Silver earring wire. I use earring wires are made of TierraCast Niobium. Niobium is a good alternative to those with metal allergies. These Niobium French Style earring hooks are hypoallergenic and naturally nickel-free, so they are safe for someone who is allergic to jewelry with nickel, copper, or other base metals and alloys. Most people with metal allergies can wear them without irritation. Niobium earring wires are also corrosion and scratch-resistant.
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