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    Matte Brown Dragon Scales w/ Baroque Beads Necklace - 34"

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    These dragon scale or magatama beads, are woven into this necklace in two directions (facing towards the focal center). When they join at the middle the Antique Bronze Baroque beads provide a pearly accent feature Because we use glass beads this design will last forever (with normal wear and tear) The dragon scale beads are some of the largest glass beads made by manufacturers in Japan. By weaving nearly 1000 glass beads in this necklace no two are alike. This statement necklace lei is finished with a silver toned magnet end cap that has a extra strong hold.

    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. This beautiful hand-crafted style necklace was made using hundreds of glass beads from around the world that are meticulously loaded onto multiple cords that are then woven together on a Japanese Marudai braiding stand (see photo). 

    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. We specialize in designing a wide range of modern yet classic Hawaiian looking lei. For customized orders please contact me at

    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