Akalei Designs is Hawaii's primier designer of handcrafted Kumihimo beaded Hawaiian Lei. Recently featured in Maui on HI Now with POP-Up Mãkeke and Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement. With hundreds of unique designs we were recently awarded “Best Beaded Lanyard” from The American Kumihimo Society (2023) for our complex braid structures. And another positive development in 2023 we had 3 designs selected for a juried art exhibit in Oahu by The Hawaiian Handweavers Hui. This public recognition reflects how our unique and high quality necklace lei are gaining attention. All our designs are handcrafted on Maui. We are unique in that we are able to incorporate aspects of floral lei into modern forever lei using glass beads with designs normally only seen in the shell lei made famous on the island of Ni’ihau (The Forbidden Island).
These beautiful beaded "Forever Lei" are made using a variety of white tones and textures (white, pearlized, glossy, transparent or matte). In our photos are two beautiful White Beaded Wedding Lei for Bride (26") and Groom (32"). As you planning to wed on Maui or want an unusual Wedding gift consider these beautiful necklace lei. 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 glass beads, fresh water cultured pearls, gemstones and nature's own materials (e.g., wood beads, shell, seeds).