Beaded Oimatsu Rope™
Akalei Design merges Japanese and Hawaiian Jewelry Art into a new world.
Haku and Ginger Glass Beaded Lei
Creating forever lei beauty!
Orchid Hawaiian 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.
Beaded Oimatsu Rope™
Akalei Design merges Japanese and Hawaiian Jewelry Art into a new world.
Haku and Ginger Glass Beaded Lei
Creating forever lei beauty!
Orchid Hawaiian 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.

2022 Collections

Available online or Maui Pick-Up

Haku & Ginger Lei Necklaces

47 products

Beaded Oimatsu Rope™ and Continuous Beaded Braids

38 products

Orchid Hawaiian Necklace Lei- Glass Beads

24 products

"Forbidden Island" Inspired Jewelry

10 products

Japanese Silk & Metallic Fiber Necklaces and Hat Bands

13 products

Blended Japanese and Hawaiian Designs

4 products

Double Spiral Design - Natural Colors and Hues

6 products

Hawaiian "Liikoi" Necklace Lei

15 products

Customize Your Unique Glass Beaded Hawaiian Lei

5 products

Nature's Best Designs: Semi-Precious Gemstones & Pearls

1 product

Picasso Beaded Designs

34 products

Men and Woman's Leather Wrapped Bracelets

2 products

Think, Create, Design.

Based on Maui - inspired each day by all that nature brings.

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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

Is the Store Open??? Our wonderful neighbor Joy at Kai Makani Condos in Kihei and her gal pal AnMarie ordered these two anklets in 2021. They began a new trend in beaded anklets. Thanks 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
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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Recently fashion designers from Hawaii are starting to be noticed for the 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 from Adrienne Gaskell in 2020 called "Off-Balance Kongo Gumi" which is a rather unusual braid that blends 12 cords into a spring like braid. When it comes off the marudai (Japanese braiding stand) it is a 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 are a two creations below the inspiration worn by the man in his ad that helped in my newest design combination.  

Ad from Manaola Hawaii Designs and my take on them. 

 

Off Balance Kongo Gumi - Two Braids in One