Veena Cahlander - Jewelry
Jewelry by Veena Cahlander
Veena's artistic career began with music. Veena had a dream as a teenager that she was playing guitar and singing. Soon after that dream she bought a $34 guitar and taught herself to play. At 15 she had to drop out of high school and work in a factory, but music called her on to school and she put herself through college and graduated with a degree in Music Education. She then played her brand of intricate contemporary folk/rock in venues from Iowa to Ireland.
Veena's art glass career began with her move to Maui and is an embrace of the island's feeling of Aloha. Inspired by the color and beauty of her tropical home, she is, along with her musical endeavors, creating fused dichroic glass jewelry and intricate, hand woven crystal. Veena cuts tiny pieces of dichroic glass and fuses them in a larger piece; she then cuts and bevels each piece by hand and then fires them a second time.
Veena is a member of the Lahaina Arts Society and can be found under the Banyan Tree on select weekends throughout the year. She is also a member of the Maui Crafts Guild in Paia.
Veena is excited to share her art, be it music, glass or the art of life, and hopes to bring others joy through her art.