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.
Pink Rose Ginger Lei is made with blush pink mini Rose Petal Beads that then compliment the main body of the necklace with pink pearlized larger Rose Petal Beads all loosely arranged on this beautiful necklace lei at 23.5'. This design truly pops out and you (and the necklace lei) will be the conversation at any event you attend. It combines the best of the Orchid and Haku Lei with literally hundreds of rose petal leaves and is accented with additional seed beads for a perfect Hawaiian Lei look. The silver toned hammered clasp will keep this secure around your neck with a groove to help stay secure.
Modeled after the beautiful Hawaiian island flower lei, this necklace, kit and kumihimo pattern are availabe 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. These are typically made from flowers leaves, feathers, or natural fibers resulting in vivid color combinations.
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 leii 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 woven together 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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