Beaded Oimatsu Rope™
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 Rope™
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 Lei Necklaces

37 products

Beaded Oimatsu Necklace Lei Rope™

23 products

Orchid Necklace Lei

11 products

"Forbidden Island" Inspired Jewelry

9 products

Japanese Silk & Metallic Fiber Necklaces and Hat Bands

12 products

Kane or Men's Collection (but made for Women too) Hawaiian Lei Designs

20 products

Double Spiral Design - Natural Colors and Hues

6 products

Lilikoi and Sea Urchin Glass Beaded Necklace Lei

16 products

Glass Beaded Hawaiian Lei

39 products

Nature's Inspired Ocean Designs

18 products

Segmented Hawaiian Lei

17 products

Maui Wedding Collection

7 products

Think, Create, Design.

Based on Maui - we are honored to participate in the 2023 Pop-Up Makeke online marketplace during the Merrie Monarch Festival as an Hawaii based vendor. Mahalo Nui Loa for your support.

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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

Our wonderful neighbor Joy at Kai Makani Condos in Kihei and her gal pal Ann Marie ordered these two anklets in 2021. They began a new trend in beaded anklets. Thank you ladies!

Randy Spicocchi

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
Kumihimo Braiding

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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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Fashion designers from Hawaii are known for excellence of their craft in clothing and jewelry. One such designer Manaola (www.manaolahawaii.com) has inspired me to blend an ancient pattern I learned that blends 12 cords into a spring like braid. When it comes off the Marudai (Japanese braiding stand) it is a spiral zigzag shape, but when combined with a second braid these two make a beautiful necklace that is similar to the one worn by the man and showcased in the Manaola 2020 website. Here is that ad that inspired me to create the fiber design for hats or as a necklace.