Kia'i is an 11-year-old who, with help from her parents, turns surfboards into awesome jewelry. Kia‘i also sells knitted cuffs, hats, and felt flowers, but her resin rings are her biggest success to date. The unique, upcycled rings are made out of leftover resin from her dad’s surfboard shaping. Kia‘i selects the material from her dad’s shop, he helps shape them, and together they sand them down until Kia‘i is satisfied.
Kia‘i’s parents, artist Sally Lundburg and surfboard shaper Keith Tallett, encourage their daughter’s creative process and self-sufficient spirit. Kia‘i has learned how to price her products, how to ship them to her customers on a time schedule, how to find inspiration from other sources and how to incorporate and work on new ideas for her business while balancing her school work.
The full story: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/03/kiai-tallett-pixsea_n_6583390.html
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