Teachers & Classes

Discover the art of shell jewelry making! These talented artisans are offering classes either in person or online. Check their links for schedules and pricing.

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Kai Hyde - Teacher & Gallery Owner

World traveler & passionate Ni'ihau shell artisan who has been practicing for over 24 years. He makes and teaches how to string Ni'ihau shell jewelry in Hawaii and around the globe. Currently teaching classes at Na Mea on O'ahu. 


Kuana Torres Kahele - Teacher, Artisan & Musician

Join Kuana as he shares the history and heritage of the island of Niihau. Learn the techniques for gathering, sorting and piercing the rare shells of Niihau. 

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