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.
Green Chardonnay & Cream Hawaiian Pakalana Lei Necklace - 22"
Green Chardonnay & Cream Hawaiian Pakalana Lei Necklace was inspired by members of Keawalai'i Church in Makena. This necklace was handcrafted using Chardonnay Green drops and Cream Beige seed beads segmented with a focal section made using white luster small “drop” beads measuring in at 22" finished with a silver toned metallic magnetic end cap (with groove for added security).
Akalei is Hawaiian for "bead reflections" or "string of multicolored glass beads", which describes this unique style only available here on Maui. We specialize in designing a wide range of modern yet familiar Hawaiian lei. Our necklaces feel 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.
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.
Akalei Designs make great gifts for woman, girls, men and even your favorite pet! If you would like a unique design I can create almost any length, most colors, and also use a variety of button closures. Ideal as a gift for a holiday, birthday, wedding or anniversary. For customized orders please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.