Akalei is Hawaiian for "bead reflections" which describes our unique necklace lei handcrafted only on Maui. We reinterpret and illuminate 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.
Unique "Dark Yellow Picasso" Hawaiian Island Chocker or Necklace - 18”
This is constructed with two sizes of beads that are woven together to create a unique necklaces/lei. Using White Travertine Druk beads and size 11 Dark Yellow/Green Picasso seed beads they combine to create a remarkable Hawaiian look. The silver toned metallic magnet end cap helps to ensure it is secure.This beautiful handcrafted “pukka choker style” necklace was made using hundreds of glass Japanese seed beads on multiple cords is only available on Maui.
Akalei is the Hawaiian word for "bead reflections" which accurately describes the result of weaving beads together. We specialize in designing a wide range of modern yet familiar Hawaiian lei. Please send an email to email@example.com for custom or one-of-a-kind designs.
Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese braid making technique that creates beautiful and strong interlaced cords. This art form goes back hundreds of years as braids were made for use in armor of Japanese samurai warriors. In modern times these braids are designed as belts (obijime) used on kimonos.
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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