Local jewelry designer Kelsey Nicole Miller combines seashells, feathers, pearls, beads, charms, silver and gold to create exotic jewelry that combines class with down-to-Earth beach style. Raised on Maui, Miller has resided on the North Shore of Oahu for years and dives the island's beaches on a regular basis searching the ocean's floor for beautiful tropical shells. Her finds become her muse and from there she marries them with sterling silver and gold to create a unique type of elegance: beachy chic.
Sea treasures — Photo courtesy of Kelsey Nicole Miller
From gold hoops encompassing peacock feathers to the sought after sunrise shell in many of Miller's designs, she creates a spectrum of jewelry, and with the varied array of shells she uses, every piece is unique. Take your pick from puka shells, sunrise shells, Tahitian pearls, cone shells, shark teeth, feathers, beads and more - all are used in the jewelry making. For a more classic look, Miller makes charms, flat gold or silver pieces attached to earrings, necklaces or bangles usually boasting a letter, character, or shape such as a heart.
Seashell bangles — Photo courtesy of Kelsey Nicole Miller
Her line of rings include simple hammered gold, with or without engraving. Small shells, sea glass, and pearls are also used for stackable rings, meaning you can wear two or more at a time. She's well known for her signature peace sign gold ring, combining a classic symbol with today's style.
Sunrise shell earrings — Photo courtesy of Kelsey Nicole Miller
Check out her website for ideas, or bring her your own beach finds to create one-of-a-kind pieces. A creation from Kelsy Nicole Miller Jewelry Designs is a sure way to bring Hawaii home.