Akalei is Hawaiian for "bead reflections" which describes our unique necklace lei, hat bands, bracelets, and earrings all uniquely handcrafted on Maui. We reinterpret traditional Hawaiian Lei using a vast assortment of glass and natural beads, silk, hemp and other natural fibers using a wide array of braiding techniques and inspirations from across the globe.
These beautiful beaded "Forever Lei" are made using a variety of white tones and textures (white, pearlized, glossy, transparent or matte). As you consider a wedding gift or plan a wedding consider these accessories. We specialize in necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. These beaded lei are handmade on Maui and come with your choice of magnetic end caps (silver, gold, bronze, pearl white). There truly is no other place in the world to purchase these unique Lei. Only through Akalei Designs will you find these exclusive Hawaiian Lei made using Japanese or Czech glass beads, fresh water cultured pearls, gemstones and nature's own materials (e.g., wood beads, shell, seeds).