This lei is 19" long. It has a pair of golden spotted strombs for end caps, and a golden puka as the button on the clasp. I used a piece of 50 pound test braided fishing line for each strand, and tied a knot between every two shells.
After collecting the shells from various beaches, they are sized using a diamond sieve. This helps the shells to sit together more perfectly, and the lei is slightly tapered, so there are smaller shells used on the ends and larger ones in the middle. Each golden kamoa shell is trimmed to size with a pair of nail scissors, as they are a slightly larger shell. Most of the pink, ice-cream, and burgundy shells all have a grain of sand stuck in the opening which must be removed before the shell can be pierced for stringing.
Insurance is included in the price of shipping. Local pick-up on kauai is always welcome free of charge.
4 Strand Kahelelani Shell Lei, Burgundy, Gold, Pink, and Ice cream
- Handmade item
- Materials: burgundy kahelelani shells, pink kahelelani shells, gold kamoa shells, ice cream kahelelani shells, golden spotted stromb shell, gold puka shell, 50 pound test power pro braided fishing line
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- Ships worldwide from Hawaii, United States