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Blue sakura kanzashi with metal flutters by hanatsukuri
Blue sakura kanzashi with metal flutters
A little hand-dyed kanzashi I made before my move.

I made this tsumami kanzashi, a hair ornament I made using traditional and improvised techniques. :) Each petal began as a square of silk which I folded and arranged as the three sweet flowers you see in this ornament.
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Wishing for blue skies. Long Blue Sakura.  by hanatsukuri
Wishing for blue skies. Long Blue Sakura.
Another whimsical piece~ this one is a statement-maker, don't you think? :heart: I like the different shades of blue, and that they can be so delicately arranged. It's been a while since I've done so long shidare, too... what do you think? What length of shidare (dangling petals) do you like best? custom order. made for a lovely lady's daughter, who has very long hair. Shidare as long as these can be looped, or placed ontop of a fancy up-do.

Hand-dyed for the gradiation. Each petal was originally a square of white silk, folded, dyed, and put into position. The silver crown is a cute finding I got when I was looking for the other vintage finding design: Sakura kanzashi with Fan

Here is the etsy listing if you'd like to see more photos: www.etsy.com/transaction/23376…?

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Candy Pop Kanzashi. Sakura in print. by hanatsukuri
Candy Pop Kanzashi. Sakura in print.
When left to my own designs, and requested to do sakura, I like to play. This is one such result-- I made sakura out of pretty vintage rinzu fabric. Such bold patterns...it reminds me of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's seijinshiki-style kimono (or, furisode. I dont' actually know why she was wearing it.)  In any case, sakura look good in pattern as well as in hand dyed silk, don't you think?

Handmade by  me. ^^
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purple sakura kanzashi by hanatsukuri
purple sakura kanzashi
I made this pretty purple hair clip to match a yukata~ :) It's fairly simple, but more ornate due to the double layer and gradient dying. It was a fun last minute project! I've gotten fairly fast at medium-small designs like this one...

So yes, this is a handmade silk hair ornament, called tsumami kanzashi, a Japanese art I've been practicing for many years now. It's similar to origami, but with fabric, and glue, and dye...I use modified traditional techniques to suit the modern girl.  ^^

So many sakura! More pictures on etsy: www.etsy.com/uk/transaction/22…?
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hanatsukuri
Mei: Textile Artist
United Kingdom
Current Residence: an old uni in England. :)
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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: www.etsy.com/shop/hanatsukuri 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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0-Hedgehog8Limited-0 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the Llama
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner 1 day ago
You're welcome!
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MidnightTiger8140 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the llama ~ ^_^
*clones one in return*

Your artwork is very, very beautiful. Congratulations on the DD :) (I know this was a while ago, but I still feel like you deserve the praise. ^^)
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you for your compliments! I'm happy so many people liked my little flowers. :D
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Eriskigal-the-Lion Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the llama ^^~
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner 1 day ago
you're welcome!
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EmberTheEnderWolf998 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student
Thx for the 3D Llama Badge 
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
You're very welcome.
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Troll-Overlord Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama. I gave one back. Have a nice day! :)
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
:heart: thank you~! :D
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