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Handmade hair ornaments. :love:


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I'm working on my thesis now, and dreaming of time to do art...pullmonaria 
June Willow. Silk Tsumami Kanzashi. by hanatsukuri
June Willow. Silk Tsumami Kanzashi.
Seeing that June is my birth month, I have special affection for willows...they're one of the official Maiko/Geisha flowers for the Kanzashi Calendar. It's always been one of my goals to adapt the "traditional" to a more wearable size and original design-- so you don't need to have a wonderful large hairstyle/wig, or even a kimono to enjoy these. 

I've done a couple of willow designs over the years...  (… ), but...I either don't make them very often, or I forgot to photograph them.

Anyway! This is handmade of green silk blend, and another kind of green two-toned silk, to create variation between the leaves. Also, white poly-satin flower (hand cut, folded, and arranged). I like to choose by color and texture occasionally, and willows really shine when the fabric is partially transparent or metallic.

Twilight Flowers. Purple Wedding Kanzashi. by hanatsukuri
Twilight Flowers. Purple Wedding Kanzashi.
Here is the sketch I did when designing (you can see I decided to simplify it; only three layers rather than 4, and the sakura bobbypins on the side have been reduced to was taking too long to finish. :blushes: )

The sunset flower is in a similar design:

Made of silk with tsumami kanzashi techniques. Hand made, hand-dyed by me. Set on a comb for easy wear, and sent to my dear friend Quyen to find a home for it. ^^
Sunset flower. Orange Wedding Kanzashi. by hanatsukuri
Sunset flower. Orange Wedding Kanzashi.
I designed this one ages and ages ago, and finally made it! Actually, I started making it in Japan, finished it on vacation in America and am only just now uploading the photo. ^^ What a long creation process! (handmade of white silk, then hand dyed, and set on a comb by me. :blushes:)

You can see the original sketch here:
And a similar design, but in purple;

I like the little frills in this design, but I also like the vibrant colors. :nod: Orange is such a happy color.

Glad you could finally see this one!


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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Eradrom Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
:floating: thanks for the :llama:!
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
:iconfloatingplz: you're welcome~ Llama Fever 2 
DragonQueen33 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
Thx for the badge
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
You're welcome~
Meow-Sakura Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist
thanks for :iconplusllamaplz:
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
not at all~
WoodLily Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
This was inspired by your picture From the Lotus Truth Springs and I hope you like it:…
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Oh, that's very sweet. :heart:
WoodLily Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
daeien Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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