D’Arcie moved to Hawai‘i Island more than four and a half years ago, and ever since she has been drawn to the art of lei hulu (feather lei). She met Auhea Kekauluohi Puhi at the Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival in 2014 and started her journey of feather lei making. Since then, she has been a student of Auntie Doreen Henderson from Kea’au. She continues to learn from her teachers and her fellow students. Her love of feather lei making has been challenging, gratifying, and fun!