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.
Glossy Black & Matte Turquoise Spiral Necklace - 19”
This Black Glossy and Matte Turquoise spiral necklace winds around in an elegant manner. This proportion of Glossy to Matte allows the Turquoise seed beads to stand out just like you will when wearing it. The necklace was handcrafted using hundreds of glass beads from Japan loaded onto multiple nylon cords then woven together on a wooden Marudai stand. It is finished with a strong hammered silver metallic magnet end cap to ensure it is secure. These necklace feels wonderful to wear and require little to almost no care by using a clean dry towel every few months to keep dust free and bright.
Akalei Designs make great gifts for woman, girls, and men! Akalei is the Hawaiian word for "bead reflections" which truly describes this unique style only available on Maui. We specialize in designing a wide range of modern yet classic Hawaiian looking lei. For customized orders please contact me at email@example.com.
Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese braid making technique that creates beautiful and durable interlaced necklaces and bracelets. This art form goes back hundreds of years as braids were made for use in armor of Samurai warriors. In modern times these braids are used for belts (obijime) 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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