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BJD Kanzashi. Red Holly for the winter season. by hanatsukuri
BJD Kanzashi. Red Holly for the winter season.
♥ I made more holly~ This was a comissioned set. I experimented with a few different sizes of the holly berries, from the smallest on the top left to the largest in the center...reminds me of the solstice, actually.

Also, the shops are starting to decorate for the holidays. Wow. :D It's different, being in a country for the first time in a while, that celebrates Christmas. Still feeling like I'm in an accademic bubble, though. Everything but studies gets pushed to the periphery...hardly any time at all for art. But winter break is coming. :D

Thoughts on the holly? Detail on the silk berries here: BJD Kanzashi. Red Holly for the winter season 02.

(Doll info: the "Ruan" model, a Soul Doll Kid: 45 cm BJD. More photos on etsy:…
White and Blue Peacocks. Tsumami Kanzashi. by hanatsukuri
White and Blue Peacocks. Tsumami Kanzashi.
^^! The long necks are inspired by phoenix, and swans. And they're intended to make a semi-heart when placed next to each other. :giggle: it is sweet.

I've also done other peacocks, and you can see the birds closer here:  Blue Roosting Peacock Tsumami Kanzashi. | White Peacock Tsumami Kanzashi.
Other kanzashi birds: Phoenix by me: Phoenix kanzashi | Swan by me: White Swan. Tsumami kanzashi bird.

Made of silk. The sculpted heads are light-weight so they won't be too heavy for your hair (or your decoration). I hand-dyed the silk for the blue one. I also used some sparkle-organza for effect (in 2 or 3 places for effect...can you see?) . Except for the white, of course. The white is natural silk. ♥

I eventually will post these to my etsy. :heart: I enjoyed making them very much.


Mei: Textile Artist
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Saitama, Japan
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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smallsmiles Featured By Owner 16 hours ago
:Lotus: - NaNoEmo  pretty~ thought of you.
vanillaanais723 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I thank you for the llama!! :D
Maiko-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You have some lovely work here,i added you to my watch list:tighthug:
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
:heart: aww, thank you! I'm going to try and post some new kanzashi bi-monthly, I think. :) I hope I can keep your interest. :hug:
TxYankee Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the Llama! I love your peacock. So beautiful. :)
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
:heart: I'm glad you think so. I hope many others like his design too~
Peace-Love-Fantasy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama! :meow: :heart:
erisuperstar Featured By Owner Edited Sep 19, 2014
Thanks for the llama badge!!! I like your work, especially kanzashis! So cute!
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
♥ why thank you~ I enjoy  making kanzashi. :D

NP on the llama badge. :) I enjoy giving those to new watchers. :D
RainbowMarimo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do you have any tutorials on how to make those flowers? They are incredible!And since I don't have fabric I was wondering if it is possible to make them with paper :)
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