Beaded Oimatsu Lei
Akalei Design merges Japanese and Hawaiian Jewelry Art into a new world.
PInk Ginger Lei Necklaces
Rose Petal beads are used to make an elegant look and feel.
Hawai'i Inspired Valley Isle Designs
Inspiration is all around us here on Maui - colors and shapes combine for endless options in Jewelry.
Featured in HI NOW Dec 2023
Thrilled to be part of HI NOW LIVE
Beaded Oimatsu Lei
Akalei Design merges Japanese and Hawaiian Jewelry Art into a new world.
PInk Ginger Lei Necklaces
Rose Petal beads are used to make an elegant look and feel.
Hawai'i Inspired Valley Isle Designs
Inspiration is all around us here on Maui - colors and shapes combine for endless options in Jewelry.
Featured in HI NOW Dec 2023
Thrilled to be part of HI NOW LIVE

2024 Collections

Available online or Maui Pick-Up

Rose Petal Beaded Haku (Po'o) Lei Necklaces

42 products

Beaded Oimatsu Necklace Lei

27 products

Orchid Necklace Lei

13 products

"Forbidden Island" Inspired Jewelry

28 products

Japanese Silk & Metallic Fiber Necklaces and "Beads as Fiber"

20 products

Glass Beaded Hawaiian Lei Designs

58 products

Double Spiral Design - Natural Colors and Hues

14 products

Lilikoi and Sea Urchin Glass Beaded Necklace Lei

22 products

Blended Glass Kumihimo Necklace Lei

26 products

Nature's Inspired Ocean Designs

30 products

Segmented Hawaiian Lei

23 products

"Forever Lei" - Maui White Wedding Collection

8 products

Think, Create, Design.

Based on Maui - we are honored to participate in the 2024 Pop-Up Makēke online marketplace during the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo as an Hawaii based vendor. Mahalo Nui Loa for your support.

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Featured Products

Inspiring you to be your best.

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Hawaiian Beaded Oimatsu Necklace Lei - Two-Toned Purple with Passion Lilac Blend (26")
  • $200.00

Art Jewelry

Beaded Coral Edo Glass Blended Necklace Lei - 29"
  • $135.00

Hawaiian Necklace Lei

Beaded Green Edo Blended Necklace Lei - 29"
  • $145.00

Hawaiian Necklace Lei

Pink Berry Blended Edo Necklace Lei - 27"
  • $125.00

Hawaiian Necklace Lei

Teal and Black Edo Blended Necklace Lei - 24"
  • $135.00

Hawaiian Necklace Lei

Black & White Blended Necklace Lei - 29"
  • $235.00

Hawaiian Necklace Lei

Green Ombre Unique Edo Blended Necklace Lei - 29"
  • $145.00

Hawaiian Necklace Lei

Orange Jonquil Edo Blended Necklace Lei - 26"
  • $125.00

Hawaiian Necklace Lei

Coconut Palm Flowers or Magatama Beads?

Miyuki Canary Yellow Picasso Magatama glass beads look identical to Coconut Palm Flowers seen all around Hawaii. These extra large glass beads are rectangular in shape, and come a wide variety of colors. We also call them Dragon Scales because of how they feel when braided in one direction.

With unique styles for you chose from - it is possible to customize for your Hālau, family gathering, graduation or other social group. These are truly Forever Lei!!!

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Testimonials

A few customers - in their own words.

This necklace is more gorgeous in person than the beautiful photos show. The craftsmanship is impeccable. Quite frankly Randy should be charging more for this labor of love. I loooooove the necklace, a birthday present to me-self 🤗🤗🤗😍😍

Esi Bani

Pretty necklace; beautifully crafted. wish the pendant stones were as blue as shown in the picture. Arrived in perfect condition. Etsy Shop Kumihimo Rhythms. July 2019

jgjersey

Kumihimo Rhythms Sale - 5 out of 5 stars    (July 23, 2019)

Christy Wayne

When I saw these napkin holders (lanyards) offered for sale, I almost jumped for joy. I don't have the steadiest hands and I love soup. These holders are saving my clothes! Randy does beautiful work. His attention to detail and the quality of these holders is outstanding. I'll definitely order more items. June 2, 2019 Etsy Shop Kumihimo Rhythms

Gwenie (Karen)


Charlie
 Jun 1, 2019

5 out of 5 stars    

This seller truly cares about his craft and making certain that customers have a stellar experience when purchasing from his shop. I could not be more pleased with my custom order. Thank you so much. Look no further - buy with confidence! Etsy June 2019

Charlie

Rebecca McKenney May 9, 2019

5 out of 5 stars    

I was immediately drawn to the color and styling of this bracelet. After contacting the owner of this ETSY store, it is apparent that he has a true passion for the art of Kumahimo and loves his work. It is a beautifully made piece, very comfortable to wear and with a very attractive clasp. Bracelet arrived quickly in an organza bag which complemented it’s colors. Do not hesitate to purchase from this seller. Buy with confidence, you’ll be glad you did!

Rebecca McKinney

This is definitely wearable Art! Excelllent craftsmanship, nice overall size, reminiscent of Niihau shell in glass form, lovely. Fast Shipping. (Etsy review AkaLei Designs - March 2021).

Bertha Fierro

The selections were mind blowing and had excellent quality of jewleries. Randy was very professionial and enthusiatically full of energy. I highly recommend him if anyone is interested in handmade jewelry on the island of Maui. Mahallo

Steven Tee

Dec 2023

Some of you wondered it we were wearing Ni'ihau shell lei or strands of pearls. I WAS wearing a very long lei made out of tiny shells --a lei I have worn for hula performances in the past (and yes, I danced a hula for Steven as part of our vow exchange). But they were NOT made out of Ni'ihau shells. THESE.(shorter) lei are made of glass beads that Randy has woven into "forever lei," using a Japanese technique, Kumihimo, which he has perfected. He is recognized locally for his creativity and has been leading popular workshops in this craft.

Take a look at the handiwork displayed in these pictures, especially the close-ups which reveal details and differences in weaving! And also check out his website www.akaleidesigns.com

Mahalo for these "forever-treasured" leis of love, Randy!
Danette Kong

"Arrived Quickly! Beautifully and well made necklace" April 7, 2024

Robert C.
Kumihimo Braiding

This ancient Japanese art form is finding new admirers on Hawaii!

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This Japanese art form has a rich history which lends itself to blending beaded designs with Hawaiian Lei.

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