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. Eventually friends and acquaintances wanted to purchase some for themselves as well and XO Hanalei was born.
I went off to major in Studio art in Santa Barbara CA, and studied jewelry design abroad in Florence Italy. I graduated and continued to live in Italy. 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.
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.