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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.
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Blue Roosting Peacock Tsumami Kanzashi. by hanatsukuri
Blue Roosting Peacock Tsumami Kanzashi.
It's been a while since I've done a peacock! :) I last did one "in flight" , but in solid dyed silks. I also did one with his lovely tail for show: Peacock Tsumami Zaiku. The flying one uses a simplified color palette, and the spread one is more saturated...I decided to use hand-dying this time. You can see the water-color effect (it's not really watercolor. it's dye.) and the spread of color in a single petal-- I think it works really well for a peacock. 

Also, :iconcelyddon: asked me last winter, "Does it lack eyes for the same reason birds traditionally lack eyes in kanzashi?", which lead to an interesting conversation here: White Swan. Tsumami kanzashi bird. So this is the only bird (I've made) in a while that's actually had the eyes painted in...^^ sort of for artistic effect. What do you think? :floating:

...will be for sale on etsy. Perhaps tomorrow. ^^

The white Peacock:   White Peacock Tsumami Kanzashi.
Blue and white together: White and Blue Peacocks. Tsumami Kanzashi.
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White Peacock Tsumami Kanzashi. by hanatsukuri
White Peacock Tsumami Kanzashi.
With their swanlike heads, my tsumami zaiku peacocks are an imaginative and playful take on a familiar motif. This white one would work very nicely for a wedding, or for people who want a white peacock decorationf or their hair or table. (I imagine he would preen from above...)

I really enjoy making tsumami zaiku sculptures. :heart: I had a lot of custom orders this summer, so working on my creative pieces was...well, they kept getting pushed back. :giggle: anyway, here he is!

Thoughts?

Blue and white together: White and Blue Peacocks. Tsumami Kanzashi.
The blue peacock: Blue Roosting Peacock Tsumami Kanzashi.
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Gold And Silver Kanzashi: Good Morning Sun, Moon. by hanatsukuri
Gold And Silver Kanzashi: Good Morning Sun, Moon.
Good morning sun~ :) Good morning, moon.
(I feel like a kids' book author. *pleased*)

I like making this design; it's simple, but still has a lovely flare to it. :sun: revision I found this lovely gold silk to go with the silver version of this design I'd already done.

Etsy Social Smiley Here's another view on etsy: Good Morning Sun Tiny Etsy Icon

So, how about you? Are you a gold or a silver kind of person?
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hanatsukuri
Mei: Textile Artist
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Saitama, Japan
Favourite genre of music: Rock, alternative
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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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vanillaanais723 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
I thank you for the llama!! :D
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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:
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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:
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TxYankee Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the Llama! I love your peacock. So beautiful. :)
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
:heart: I'm glad you think so. I hope many others like his design too~
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Peace-Love-Fantasy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama! :meow: :heart:
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erisuperstar Featured By Owner Edited Sep 19, 2014
Thanks for the llama badge!!! I like your work, especially kanzashis! So cute!
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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
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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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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
No, I don't have any, but there are quite a few tutorials here on dA and some off site. :) A quick google search should turn some up. And yes, paper would work! Especially for practice. :nod: But the folds will look a little different! :D
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