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Talk Story with Danshells

Jul 14, 2012 | All Stories, LeiHut Vendors, Stuffs We Like!

In Hawaii “talk story” means catching up or chatting. LeiHut loves talking story with our vendors. Here’s a talk story session with jewelry designer Danielle Scherman, and her company Danshells.

LeiHut (LH): Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you discover your love for jewelry making? Danielle Scherman (DS): I’m a local girl born and raised in Kailua. I love the island culture and beach inspired fashion. I also enjoy having a creative outlet and learned jewelry techniques from Bead It in Kailua. I’m an entrepreneur by day and enjoy the creative and inventive freedom that jewelry making provides. I’ve noticed that many times I’ll set to create something and it comes out much different than I originally intended, and usually better. This is what happens when you allow yourself creative freedom.

Danshells Earrings

LH: What inspires your designs?

DS: I’m very much into the nautical and beach themes and incorporate some of those elements into my jewelry. I get a lot of inspiration for jewelry, home decor and my own personal style on Pottery Barn, Surf Lodge in Montauk, Esty, Bali design stores, and of course on Pinterest. I can be entertained for hours on Pinterest learning, discovering and getting inspired!

LH: What is your favorite piece from your collection? Why?

DS: One of my favorite earrings has has gold boat anchor charms and is great for a summer chic look! I love anything that involves sailing as it’s my life dream to hop on a sailboat and travel the world!

LH: Are there any new designs in the works?

DS: Yes. I’m working on one-of-a-kind jewelry designs made out of hand picked shells from my travels as well as from Hawaii.

Check out Danielle’s jewelry here and see LeiHut’s top picks below!

Dangling Shell Hoop Earrings
Large Gold Fish Hoop Earrings
Glass Bead Silver Hoop