Easy-care jewelry for kids and adults
If you're the rough-and-tumble sort who can't wear jewelry because you're afraid it'll get banged up, look no further than Yarn Confections, created by "confectioner" Wendi Lau, who has devised easy-care jewelry for children and adults.
The Leeward resident came up with the idea while dealing with her two busy little daughters and when shopping was always on the lookout for clothing, bags and accessories that were washable.
Her woven Shiny She necklaces ($35) and bracelets ($17) of soft, flexible rayon cord, and crocheted Keiki Lei ($10 to $16.50) made of soft cotton yarn fit the bill.
I especially like her crocheted flower Fun Rings, which she's selling online at two for $8 to a batch of five for $20. Visit her store at yarnconfections.etsy. com.
-- Nadine Kam
Crazy Shirts honors Warriors
University of Hawaii Warrior football fans can now wave their ti leaves and wear them for a double dose of good luck. Crazy Shirts has unveiled its new ti leaf specialty dyed shirts featuring an exclusive UH Warrior design. The limited-edition shirts, which have also been blessed by the Rev. David Kaupu, will be available at Crazy Shirts Hawaii retail locations and online at www.CrazyShirts.com
The shirts, featuring the UH Warrior helmet flanked by ti, are available in men's and women's sizes and retail for $29 and $27, respectively.
Call (800) 771-2720 or visit the Web site.
For all the last-minute Christmas shoppers out there, the Urban Pacific Holiday Sale is taking place 5 to 10 p.m. today at Next Door, offering items by local designers and some of Honolulu's best stand-alone boutiques.
Shop for discounted items from the Butik, Roberta Oaks, Ginger 13, Bamboo Sky, Prototype, Exclusive, Misfortune and Soleil as they clear their shelves to make way for 2008 inventory.
While there, enjoy complimentary cocktails and beauty bar treatments.
Next Door is at 43 N. Hotel St.
Party at Exclusive
Exclusive boutique will be hosting a holiday party from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at its location at 1311 Kapiolani Blvd., at Piikoi Street.
Admission is free, and guests will be able to enjoy complimentary drinks and pupus, plus the opportunity to win prizes from Ikandy, while shopping at the boutique offering a mix of clothing by independent brands from Hawaii to Paris, including Nikita, Upper Playground, Fifty24SF, 12Grain, Darkhorse, Fafi, Claw Money, Brixton and WeSC.
Call 593-9699 for more information or check out www.exclusive-hawaii.com.
Wear T for TREE
T&C Surf has created a limited-edition benefit T-shirt aimed at raising awareness and money for TREE Center Hawaii.
The shirts, selling for $19.50, feature the slogan "Native Hawaiian Roots," along with a curling wave and a koa seedling. The design incorporates elements of Hawaii's ecosystem and draws attention to native Hawaiian forests. It ties into the TREE Center's mission to propagate the few remaining native Hawaiian dry-land forests.
T&C Surf has joined the growing number of retailers nationwide who have started green initiatives, from changing in-store lighting to conserve energy to installing shelves made from recycled materials. In keeping with this goal, gift boxes will no longer be available at the stores.
The shirt is available at T&C Surf locations at Ala Moana and Pearlridge centers, Kahala Mall, Ward Warehouse and Windward Mall.
The Big Island-based TREE (Tropical Reforestation & Ecosystems Education) Center Hawaii is a nonprofit dedicated to the conservation of and education about native Hawaiian ecosystems. Find more information at TREEHawaii.org.