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Handmade hair ornaments. :love:


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Lilac Kanzashi Model. Girl in a white dress. by hanatsukuri
Lilac Kanzashi Model. Girl in a white dress.
I really like how a typically-thought-to-be western flower looks, using this traditional Japanese technique. It looks similar to fuji (wisteria), but it's different because the little four-petaled flower bunches instead of dangling drops of petals....

...both are very cute in the hair. :nod: I think I may like this photo better-- interesting pose.

So! I made these hair-ornaments out of silk. The purples are hand-dyed satiny charmeuse, and the white is delicate, crisp habutae. The little stamens are cute, hm?  See the kanzashi by themselves here:

More photos on etsy: Etsy Social Smiley…? and…? :etsy:  <-- this was a lovely custom order request...I adore being told, "make this flower," when it's unique and challenging.Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1]  
Lilac Kanzashi Model. by hanatsukuri
Lilac Kanzashi Model.
Anyway, I designed and made these original hairpins / kanzashi from hand dyed silk on an ornate clip. The silver stems are on bobby pins, so you can leave them off if you like. The yellow stamens are a fun, realistic touch in place of my usual beads, so I think they make these seem so delicate.

So, the purples are hand-dyed satiny charmeuse silk, while the white is crisp and delicate habutae. The art of kanzashi is very like origami, but with glue to adhere it to the hairpin and help it last for years.

:bulletgreen: Here, you can see the lilacs by themselves: :bulletgreen:

More photos on etsy: Etsy Social Smiley…? and…? :etsy: 


Mei: Textile Artist
United Kingdom
Current Residence: an old uni in England. :)
Favourite genre of music: Rock, alternative

I've moved! :)

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 3, 2014, 1:01 PM

So I've safely relocated! I got lost I-don't-know-how-many times, but I found an art store, 2 cake shops, the groceries, and a lot of interesting museums. So far, I'm liking the UK quite a lot. :floating:

I'm going to be catching up with uploading my recent kanzashi over the next several weeks~ I don't want to flood your inboxes, so we'll take it slow. But some interesting photos coming up:
* Interesting flowers: Juniper, Pine-cones, Lilac, holly
* Other pretty flowers & designs to be seen.... ^_^ Like plum, sakura, and leaves
 * More Creatures: Two peacocks, another crane, a gray phoenix (inspired by a previous custom order for my friend :iconkiri-n: , a new shot of my bunnies

So it should be fun. I'll edit them slowly! ♥

Since I'm now located in the UK, custom orders and requests for kanzashi are now on hold for the foreseeable future; at least for the next year while I get used to the idea of being in school. :heart: I may make a limited number of original designs on my own, but that is for stress-relief and entirely up to my schedule. But I will have some ready-made kanzashi up at my shop: when it finishes relocating! ♥ (But first, it's going to Cons and Art Fairs) Need I say it? Yes, I think so. Thank you Quyen, you are amazing. :iconinuyatta:  ^_^!! Say hi to her if you see her-- and then tell me; we'd both be thrilled.

  • Mood: Adoration
  • Listening to: Kristen Lawrence
  • Reading: textbooks
  • Watching: ...recs?
  • Drinking: tea

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Mora0711 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you of the Llama! You have an amazing page!
GatoIsaCat2002 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the return llama ^^ :squee: 
typesprite Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your kanzashis are so beautiful! Keep it up. :D
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thanks for the lama
Eradrom Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
:floating: thanks for the :llama:!
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
:iconfloatingplz: you're welcome~ Llama Fever 2 
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Thx for the badge
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
You're welcome~
Meow-Sakura Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist
thanks for :iconplusllamaplz:
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