Monday, May 2, 2016

Shades of Purple Lei

This Lei is named: Orchid Lei.  It is made for my Grand Niece in her favorite colors.  See the Blue and Gold Lei posted a couple days ago,  too. The ribbon size used for this lei is 7/8" wide except for the "spikes" which are 1/8" wide gold and purple color.  This lei has a spiral effect.  Purple and Lavender colors 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.  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.

Here's a closer look:
Hope this will inspire you to make a lei, too. Have a crafty day.


Jan Castle said...

Another GORGEOUS seeing these! How about a mauve and pink one with a little red thrown in????
Paper Hugs,

kendell said...

I think the leis look great. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

What are the lengths of each petal that you made??

Creations by Patti said...

Each petal is cut 2-1/2" long using 7/8" wide ribbon, then folded.