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    AK-2431

    Chartreuse Green, Yellow, Brown Picasso Island Style 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 blend of chartreuse and earth tone brown and yellow provide this necklace with a calming blend of colors. It is finished with a strong gold toned acrylic magnetic end cap. The combination of segments was created by Phyllis Strauss of Luna Fish Studio and I am grateful for her design ideas. 

    This necklace lei is perfect for those who attended Merrie Monarch Hula Festival in Hilo, Hawaii each April. For local Hawaii residents the only time this style of necklace is seen might be in a local museum or a gallery. It is because this style of necklace are traditionally made on the Hawaiian island of Ni'iHau (The Forbidden Island) with tiny shells only found there. We are inspired by those unique lei necklace and designed these to broaden the availability of newer and affordable necklace lei.

    It was handcrafted using hundreds of glass beads from Japan that were then loaded onto multiple nylon cords and woven together on a wooden Marudai stand. It is finished with a strong magnet end cap to ensure it is secure. The necklace feels wonderful to wear and requires 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 captures this unique style only available on Maui.

    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