Sunday, June 10, 2007

Ice Flare Kanzashi

The majority of you who have answered my poll prefer all-season kanzashi, so I've been working on new designs. This is one that I've made last night.

It measures 7.25" long and the bloom, itself measures 3" wide.

It's available at my Etsy shop. =)

Kanzashi Update

I've been on a kanzashi-making streak as of late. Two are for the shop, the other two are for a regular client of mine.

In order: Maiko Momiji Kanzashi, Maiko Chrysanthemum Kanzashi, Pussy Willow Kanzashi (for my client) and Devil's Club Kanzashi (also for my client). The real leaf on the last measures about 6" wide, and is typically accompanied by a single cluster of red berries that form into sort of a spear-tip shape. The kanzashi itself is about 3.5" wide.

*~Travel With Me~* Fukuro Obi

Here is a new fukuro obi I recently completed about two weeks ago. I didn't have time to show it until now, due to finals, so here it is!

I purchased the material late in '05. It's a synthetic fabric imported from France that has a fancy collage design of script writing, illuminated manuscript art, stylized numbers and gradated colors against an off-white background. I've been meaning to make this fabric into an obi, so I did; I still have some extra left over to make one for myself, plus a hanhaba obi.