Hisano has been fascinated with art and jewelry making since childhood but began focusing on her passion in earnest in high school. The technicality of bending a solid piece of metal and enameling copper led her to pursue a degree in Metals and Jewelry at California State University of Long Beach, followed by a Master’s Program in metals at New York Paltz University.
Today Hisano works nearly exclusively with pearls, creating innovative designs for her little h line that challenge perceptions of her preferred gem. In 2014, the little h Pearl Geode line won the Cultured Pearl Association of America’s coveted Orient award at the International Pearl Design Competition. Hisano’s celebrity fans include Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham, Patricia Arquette, Anna Sophia Robb and many others.