Aloha, My name is Brooke Holt Pennell. I am a part Hawaiian island wahine, born and raised in Makaha, Oahu.
The daughter of a glassblower and a fashion designer….I was raised with art in my blood and my mother was my first muse...
A lifetime ocean-lover, surfer, paddler and beachcomber, I started creating ocean inspired jewelry about 20 years ago, first, just as a hobby and activity to quell a full time quest for creativity in my daily life.
21º North Jewellery Designs was born in 2016, while I was living in Australia and shortly after a series of life changing events.
Paying homage to my Hawaiian culture and birthplace, 21ºN is the approximate geographic latitude of Oahu and the epicenter of my creativity.
Using luxurious materials such as semi-precious gems, pearls and ethically sourced shells and other natural components, 21ºN is handcrafted by my own hands and always made in limited batches.
Like a seashell, no two pieces will ever be exactly alike.
Now living between my island home on Oahu Hawaii and Currumbin Australia, I find inspiration in the colorful tropical world I live in and the diversity of the ocean that connects us.
XO - brooke