Hi there! I’m Denae and I’m the face behind Denae Hula Desings LLC. I am a full-time stay-at-home-wife and mommy! I am married to a wonderful man, Lance, that I met in high school. We’ve been together since 2008, and married in 2011. We have three handsome sons together: Elijah, Asher, and Callen, and a beautiful daughter, Adalae. We are thrilled how God has grown our family and consider it such a privilege to raise up arrows that will change the world they live in. We have three adorable fur babies: Kaddie, our rambunctious yellow lab mix, Sebastian, our loving long-haried chihuahua, and Fiyero, our feisty orange kitty. We’ve very recently added some chickens to our family and are learning how to raise them together. We attend Cornerstone Church in Vidalia where Lance and I have served on the worship team since 2010, and have served in youth leadership since 2011. We believe in community; we believe in friendship, and we are honored to serve in such a loving church.
In August 2011, I graduated from Louisiana College with an Associates of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant. While I loved every minute of working hands-on with people, my heart yearned to stay home with my children. After praying about this decision, we made it final, and I have never regretted it. In 2013, I began my first big entrepreneurial endeavor by learning the trade of hand-stamping jewelry. I started this as a fundraiser to help pay for a mission trip to Peru that my husband and I were going on. That trip opened my eyes and left a lasting impression on me to the great need of others living outside the US. I came home with a fire burning in me to help see things change in this world. Because of this desire, I partner with other organizations around the globe that are seeking to make change a reality – fighting human trafficking & slavery, providing clean & consumable water, taking care of orphans & widows, planting churches, and so much more!
Over the years, I have put the hammer down and then picked it back up again. I have grown exponentially as a hand-stamper and am still learning new things as I join with other hand-stampers to perfect my art. I am tickled to see how God has been working in me since I was a little girl making jewelry with plastic beads and fishing line to become the jewelry maker and metal smith that I am today. My hope is that every piece of jewelry I create will shine a little light in this world and spread a whole lotta love around!