A rare blue Haku Lei in our collection. The transparent blue (with gold highlights) rose petal beads are blended with golden smaller rose petal beads and a wild variety of blue drop beads in the focal section (which measures 11"). The ends are designed with matte denim blue seed beads (color may vary) and it is finished wit ha silver toned magnetic end cap with a small groove for added security. This lei has a sleek feel and drapes beautifully when worn. You will absolutely love it - and even better it is a perfect gift for a wedding or anniversary.
Modeled after the beautiful Hawaiian island flower lei, the necklace is available exclusively at Akalei Designs. This unique glass beaded braid was inspired by the beautiful floral Haku (also known as Po’o) Lei traditionally worn around the head. This lei has a sleek feel and drapes beautifully when worn.
Akalei is Hawaiian for "bead reflections" which describes this unique necklace lei design style made only here on Maui. We reinterpret traditional Hawaiian Lei using a vast assortment of glass and natural beads, Japanese silk and synthetic fibers, and a wide variety of braiding techniques and inspirations from across the globe.
This beautiful hand made style lei was made using hundreds of glass Japanese seed beads on multiple cords that are woven together on a wooden marudai stand (in a kongo gumi braid pattern).
The necklace is created using an ancient Japanese braiding technique called Kumihimo, a Japanese word for “gathered threads". This art form goes back hundreds of years as braids were made for use in armor for Japanese samurai warriors. In modern times these braids are designed as belts (obijime) that are worn as a belt with a kimono.
It is my goal to provide you with a long lasting, beautiful piece of jewelry that you will enjoy wearing for years to come. I take great care in the construction of my pieces to ensure just that. Please note: colors may slightly differ from their appearance on your display, as it depends on your monitor settings.
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