My Story

The Ocean... watching the waves rolling in, depositing treasures on sandy shores - then rolling out in perfect rhythm. This is my happy place, where I go to clear my thoughts and gather inspiration for my jewelry designs.

I'm Beth, Artisan behind the bench and founder of  Kainoa Jewelry Designs. I am fortunate to live in the beautiful province of Nova Scotia, with the rugged ocean and seaweed swept beaches at my doorstep. I am also deeply connected to the people and tropical beauty of the Big Island of Hawaii - where I lived for many years and frequently visit. “Kainoa” – the Hawaiian word meaning “the spirit of the sea, the free flowing ocean” speaks to the nature of my business and also happens to be my son’s middle name.