My very favorite "seacret" sea glass spot on Maui is an old dump which existed some 200 years ago. It is a quiet spot that few know about it. It is hard to get to and difficult to traverse, but the sea glass I find there is like no other I've ever seen. It is incredibly thick with vivid color. They've been beaten up, washed ashore, and pulled back out again 1000s upon 1000s of times. Each piece is incredibly unique and interesting, sometimes oddly shaped...most are not perfect, but if they could talk...oh the stores they would tell!
The Kahiko Sun Catcher ('kahiko' is the Hawaiian word for old, ancient, or antique) is a nod to these unique vintage pieces and their resilient beauty...only achieved by the work of the ocean and the passing of time.
At the end of each Kahiko Sun Catcher is either a surf tumbled Hawaiian shell or a 20mm Swarovski crystal. Shells are collected by either myself or family and are always found empty. We never take live shells.
These Kahiko Sun Catchers are made in one of two designs: either as mini mobiles on driftwood with adjustable cord, or on a small, half inch wooden ring. The miniature mobiles are approximately 7-8 inches long (with two additional inches of adjustability), while the sun catchers strung on rings are approximately 6 inches long.
Each Kahiko is made of 4 pieces of chunky, vibrant, surf tumbled sea glass, hand strung on invisible nylon cord. Both designs allow for easy hanging anywhere you choose. These sun catchers will sparkle brilliantly in bright, indirect, natural light. If you plan on hanging Kahiko in your car, just send me a message upon checkout and I will include a rearview mirror connector!
I see Kahiko as the ultimate reminder that change doesn't happen in a day or a week. Sometimes change takes years...sometimes change takes a lifetime. But when met with patience and perseverance, change is inevitable.