Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Brightly Colored Hawaiian Flowers Inspire Maui Jewelery Designer

Pua Aloalo
Hibiscus brackenridgei

The hibiscus, all colors and varieties, was the official Territorial Flower, adopted in the early 1920s. At statehood in 1959, the first state legislature adopted many of Hawaii's symbols as part of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS, state laws). It wasn't until 1988, however, that the yellow hibiscus which is native to the islands was selected to represent Hawaii. For this reason, you will see many older photos and postcards with the red hibiscus, or any other color for that matter, as the state flower. These weren't incorrect at the time.

The above picture and information was taken from 50states.com

We have so many beautiful colors of Hibiscus in Hawaii..here are a couple of pictures I have taken myself while out on walks in my neighborhood.

I find the bright colors and rich variety of flowers here on Maui very inspiring to my jewelry creating. While I enjoy the subtlety and elegance of creating pearl jewelry..I also love to create funky bright colored jewelry.

Here are some stunning orange pieces that I posted on my blog a while back:

Crab Fire Aate Necklace
Juicy Carnelian Bracelet

Jonara Blu Maui - Fresh and Funky Beaded Jewelry with an Island Twist!
Jonara Blu Maui's Etsy Shop

For more beautiful jewelry please visit my friends and colleagues shops:

Belle Adorn- unique artisan jewelry
PearlGirlWorld- Affordable Genuine Pearl Jewelry


Kimberly said...

I'm loving those purples you've been using/posting.

Jonara Blu Maui said...

Thanks..I'm always on the hunt for new purple beads..I just can't get enough ;-)