Friday, April 29, 2016

Graduation Lei in Blue and Gold

This Lei is named: Orchid Lei.  It is made for a upcoming graduation.  Majority of the ribbon size used is 5/8" wide.  Those little "spikes" are 1/8" Ombre Green ribbon. This lei has a spiral effect.  School colors of Blue and Yellow used for this lei.  There is a combination of sheer and solid satin. Finished lei length is 42" long.  

If you wish to make one for a special event, instructions can be found when you visit the island of Hawaii (Oahu).  Check out the retail store and schedule lessons at U'I Mau A Mau LLC.  They do have a website: There are many types of lei samples on their site but in person hands on instructions are a must in order to complete the first lei.  The 1/8" Ombre Green ribbon can only be found from this store and they will galdly mail it out to you. But if you can't make it to the Island and live on the West Coast, contact  Chris Tanizawa at for FREE lei making classes in Union City, California. She has various lei kits for purchase and has a schedule for her classes.
And, here's a closer look:
Have yourself a crafty day, and, maybe you will try making a lei, too.

1 comment:

Jan Castle said...

No way could I make one of these....unless of course, you come to visit and teach me - LOL! Very pretty Patti...will be well loved!
Paper Hugs,