"Haleola" in the Hawaiian language signifies House of Life (Hale-House Ola-Life). This collection was inspired by the majesty of the Hawaiian Islands & the power of it's nature. It attempts to humbly pay homage to Hawaiian culture, it's history & it's language.
Yelena spent months in Hawaii on the Islands of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai- where this collection was conceived. She walked the Haleakala crater at dawn- meditating and sketching- where her Haleakala sunrise pendant was born. She walked the desert beaches of Lanai where she designed her half moon earrings & pendant.