Monday, May 5, 2008

Tiny Baubles

You’ve never been an early person—you know, the kind who gets up at five to exercise before work and makes vacation plans a year in advance. But all that rushing around has also made you mistress of the last-minute style solution.

That’s why you know it’s not too late to decorate the tree you only recently bought, and with ornaments so original no one will remember that your living room was bare for most of December.

All it takes is a quick afternoon trip to Haleiwa’s North Shore Glass, an open-air studio where you can watch husband and wife artists www.leichic.comTracy and Denise Jacob craft their beautiful hand-blown glass ornament balls.

Designed to recall the Islands’ misty rainbows, sandy shores and crystalline seas, each ball is an original creation of the Jacobs’ combined imaginations. Windy blue and green patterns evoke ocean waves, dreamy canary yellow shines like the sun, while others suggest landscape or sky—available individually or in splurge sets of four, six, or 12.

Come January, just pluck the balls from tree and arrange in a calabash bowl for a unique year-round decoration. This way it’ll look like you planned ahead without having to give up your beauty rest.

North Shore Glass in the North Shore Marketplace, Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa; 808.637.4853. Also available at

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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