Hali MacLaren’s skill comes from a BFA in Jewelry and a minor in Photography from The University of the Arts in 2014. Growing up, she spent every summer at the Jersey Shore, learning all she could about the coastal ecosystems that continue to fuel her inspiration. After graduating, she built a studio in West Chester and began her HKM Jewelry line inspired by nautical themes. She sells her work in local gallery shops and at craft shows. In a world that is constantly speeding up, Hali believes in the importance of teaching others patience through the craft world. Jewelry making can be so rewarding to experience the hard work that goes into producing wares with your own hands. She encourages everyone she meets to try a jewelry class as each technique is completely different and it never gets boring!