About HOA Designers Nea Hildebolt and Christy Feaver
Artist Bio Nea Hildebolt
Nea is a mother of two vivacious little boys, and is passionate about travel, gemstones, and spreading peace through elevating the consciousness of humanity. In 2001, after graduating from Washington University magna cum laude with a BA in Philosophy and English Literature, Nea took a year off to travel. While in Bali she met a boulder opal dealer and her life-long passion for gemstones and jewelry was re awoken and she started her own workshop. She designs jewelry as a way to share what inspires and moves her from the natural and creative worlds including spirituality, patterns, and poetry. She strives to make designs that accentuate the beauty of the materials and stones she uses whilst communicating deep meanings and messages through symbols, textures, and words. Her ultimate goal is to bring a sense of harmony and joy to others through her jewelry, and to create inspiring pieces which can be passed down for generations.
Artist Bio Christy Feaver
Hailing from the picturesque West Coast of Canada, Christy became a world traveler at a very young age, always taking a profound interest in the diverse cultures she experienced around the globe. Her passport bears the stamps of countless international ports, but she spends the majority of her time in Bali, Indonesia, Whistler and Tofino, British Columbia, feeding her passion for surfing and nature while designing the unique jewelry for which she’s become widely known. A passionate jewelry artist, Christy’s love of art, photography and poetry inform all of her work. Her collections are inspired by love, life, the sea, her travels and, as such, are manifestations of herself and how she sees the world. Each piece has its own story, which she hopes will resonate with the person who wears it.
Letter from the Designers
We design jewelry for courageous men and women who go after their dreams. We believe life should be full of passion, heart, and adventure. Bringing sacredness, meaning, and beauty into each design, we want people wearing our jewelry to feel inspired and free to live every moment fully present. Alaia means joy and happiness and this is what we invoke with our jewelry.
With love and light,
Nea Hildebolt & Christy Feaver