ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Hi! I’m Michelle the creator of XO Hanalei Jewelry. I was born and raised in the town of Hanalei, Kauai.
XO Hanalei began when I was about 15 years old after I started making jewelry for myself as a hobby when I was fed up with overpriced jewelry that didn't last. Eventually friends and acquaintances began commissioning me to make jewelry for them as well. At that point XO Hanalei was born.
I went off to major in Studio art in Santa Barbara CA, where I then moved to Florence Italy for a semester to study jewelry design. I graduated from Westmont College and moved back to Italy for 1 year. There I was able to travel to some amazing and inspiring places, find myself and become even more inspired for my brand.
Many XO Hanalei pieces are inspired by my time in Italy and Europe as well as my hometown of Hanalei, Kauai.
Throughout the years XO Hanalei grew from my passion to my business. I hope my jewelry not only makes you feel beautiful, but also inspires you to follow your dreams and passions.