Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I have Hawaii on the brain since my husband & I will soon be spending 10 wonderful days in beautiful sunny Maui .We went last year for the first time & didn't stay as long & decided this time, we must stay longer :)

So with that, I thought I'd share a few items that's I've made using Hawaiian themed packaging.

I use a badge/ID holder like this to carry my bus pass that I use to get to & from work. My husband works for a company where they're required to wear badges at all times to allow them entrance through doors & gates of buildings. My nephew goes to a high school where they have to wear ID cards as well, so he's sporting one of my Mt Dew ID holders. The badge holders that I make have a clear front & back sleeve (in case you're one of those people that need to have different cards do different things.) .

These dog collars were created by using recycled beer labels from Kona Brewing Company & Primo Brewing & Malting Company. I offer many different size options & customizations in my shop. I carry 1/2" width collars for the cats & small dogs in your family (like you see on here on Matisse)

I offer the 3/4" width for the medium sized dogs like you see here on Taryn.

And the 1" width collars that you would see on Boxers, Huskies, German Shephards & my biggest customer yet, an English Mastiff. (I offer the option of the 1 1/2" width, as a custom order & to those custom orders with the "bigger" dogs, I offer the option of all metal components for an extra charge - pictured below).

These collars are all hand built by me, (I do not buy the collars premade & add the labels later). This allows me to customize the length of webbing that is needed for the dog's neck & gives the customer the option to add all metal components of the slide, clasp & always welded d-rings versus the plastic components that I carry normally in my shop. 

This wristlet key chain was created by using recycled labels from Kona Brewing Company Fire Rock Pale Ale beer labels.

For the person who likes to travel, I also create luggage tags-sorry no passport covers yet with Hawaiian packaging. (What a great way todistinguish your luggage at baggage claim.) These were made from recycled Kona Brewing Company Wailua beer labels & Kettle Brand Hawaiian flavor potato chips bags.

I try to offer every Hawaiian brewery that I have access to purchase their products from, unfortunattely Maui Brewery (love their beer, btw) offers their beers in cans only (BOO!) so until I can come up with an idea using cans (which I'm working on right now & will share once I get it all worked out) it will have to wait.

Until my next post, Mahalo & Mele Kalikimaka!!