Monday, July 2, 2007

80s kanzashi

Something different than what I normally make:

And it felt like it took me forever to complete, but I love the results! the black silk was hand-dyed and hand-painted with neon streaks of orange, green, yellow and blue. Stamens have been colored likewise. The contrasting petals are white, and the leaves behind are also painted in neon colors. a string of vibrant paper stars are looped onto mizuhiki cord, and I've also added bira-bira underneath. mounted on the standard two-pronged hairfork. Bloom itself measures 3.25" and the kanzashi measures 7.25" long.

Available at my Etsy shop