"Girl from Ipanema"
Katie Makaiwi with Lani Makana
Hi! I’m Katie, the owner and creator Lani Makana! I specialize in hand-
crafting jewelry, accessories, and gifts inspired by the sea. My earrings,
necklaces, and bracelets are all handcrafted featuring natural gemstones,
sterling silver findings, genuine freshwater pearls, beach found sea glass
and sea pottery, and other ocean finds! Lani Makana - which means
"gifts from heaven" in Hawaiian - is my celebration of the little gifts in
every day. Inspired by my time spent in Hawaii and my love for creating, I
hope to share this love with you
This season we took the road less traveled and decided to have a close friend in Puerto Rico handpick genuine sea glass off
the coast of Aguada. She shipped them to us in batches of 100 pieces at a time over several months. Each piece of sea glass
has been inspected with a jewelry loop for authenticity and we estimate these beauties to be over 50+ years old! We took the very best of the batches and our team of artisans, in
collaboration with Katie, began handcrafting the most beautiful Seaglass Pendant necklaces imaginable. We knew this project
would be extremely intense and didn’t skip a beat. No two pendants are alike and each is wrapped with .925 Sterling Silver wire.
We chose an 18 inch .925 Italian Sterling Silver snake chain necklace with lobster clasp and 2 inch adjustable extender to
accommodate all necklines.
Our collaboration for this project was not only fueled by our deep love and passion for the ocean, but for how much we cherish you, our subscribers. We hope that this Seaglass pendant necklace stays with you and your family of ocean lovers for years to come!