Way hotter than a toaster oven (inside joke), Carlen Pacheco is one of the funniest and most warmhearted people I know. She’s a happy wife, mother of two and two hanai children, and grandma to four hanai ”g-babies.” Carlen is a creative phenom with knack for making all things beautiful, especially jewelry. Owner of Carlen Pacheco Designs, she spends much of her spare time fashioning exclusive keepsake jewelry. We gave Carlen a few questions, and here’s what we got:
How did you start making jewelry?
I was a stay at home Mom for 15 years & started crafting to help make extra money. I also needed a creative outlet!!!
What is your inspiration?
My inspiration has always been found in the people & place that I LOVE (my family & friends & My Big Island).
Where can people get your jewelry?
What’s your favorite Hilo eats?
My favorite grinds is anything that I no gotta cook!!!
What would you like for Hilo?
What I would love to happen in Hilo is to get Banyan Drive “hopping” again!!! There is so much potential there!!! Hopefully a boutique for me…
Check out Carlen and her friends at the Simply Sisters booth at the KWXX Ho’olaule’a on September 28… and see her amazing creations any time on the Carlen Pacheco Designs Facebook page! or on Etsy.com.