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    Bright Green Orchid Lei Necklace - 24"

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    Due to the nature of the agreement with the vendor, this product can not be returned or exchanged.

    The vivid green inner drops give the green luster rose petals an added pop of color and the vibrant gold seed beads set off the bold green design for a lovely contrast of colors in natural tones native to Hawaii. The gold metallic end cap ensures this will stay secure around your neck.

    This latest design captures the essence of Aloha - and even better it is a perfect gift for a friend or loved one! As a beautiful glass beaded necklace lei each necklace is handmade on Maui and involves meticulous attention to detail while braiding. The small rose petal beads used look similar to tiny orchid flowers, but this will endure forever.

    The Orchid Lei were modeled after the beautiful Hawaiian island flower lei, the necklace and kumihimo pattern are available exclusively at Akalei Designs. These are typically made from flowers leaves, feathers, or natural fibers resulting in vivid color combinations.

    This beautiful handcrafted style lei was made using hundreds of glass rose petal beads and Japanese seed beads on multiple cords that are woven together on a Japanese marudai braiding stand.

    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.