ABOUT Summit Shaka
At the top of a cliff or mountain, I throw a Shaka! "Shaka" is used to convey the "Aloha Spirit" and is Hawaii's most well-known hand gesture.
An expression of friendly intent often used to express "Howzit", "Thanks" or "Right On".
Born and raised in Hawaii, now I reside on the
east coast USA! I love ice climbing, rock
climbing, crack climbing, skiing, winter hiking,
and golf. Growing up in Hawaii I spent all my
time outdoors. I still spend a lot of time
enjoying and loving the outdoors. And it's the
passion for the outdoors and nature that totally
inspires me to create my jewelry!
Read all about my climbing on my blog:
Photo taken at Joshua Tree National Park
About My Jewelry Pieces
As an avid rock and ice climber, I'm drawn to unusual and interesting stones and fossils. The pieces I use in my work come from various sources. Sometimes I purchase beautifully cut and polished pieces from several different reputable resources. But I also love and purchase rough and unpolished pieces. I have also found many beautiful rocks while out climbing and hiking.
All my leather jewelry is produced from the leather byproducts of USA's dairy and beef industries. All my antler jewelry is produced from USA, naturally shed Elk or Deer antlers. Genuine Turquoise is used in making my jewelry pieces. I only source turquoise from USA turquoise mines. All earring hooks are either Niobium or Sterling Silver earring wire.
I make all my rope bracelets and necklaces with Accessory Cords by the Sterling Rope company. For several years now I have been using climbing ropes from the Sterling Rope company. As a climber, my most trusted and strongest pieces of climbing equipment are my ropes. Sterling Ropes are of high quality and you can trust that the quality used in their climbing ropes are also used for their accessory cords.