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Exams in a month!!!!!!!! Then thesis....
Lilac Kanzashi: Purple and White hairpin by hanatsukuri
Lilac Kanzashi: Purple and White hairpin
These are some of my favorite kanzashi I made last year! I really loved collaborating with the customer for this design. The smallest flowers are really tiny~ Lilacs also remind me of wisteria, but are still unique. I suppose I rarely see a single stem of lilac because of how they grow, but if you carefully trimmed some for an arrangement, maybe they would look like this. Lilac ikebana~ ^_^

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.

Yay for non-traditional (or at least not that I've seen) kanzashi. What other flowers should I do? :D

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Purple lilac kanzashi by hanatsukuri
Purple lilac kanzashi
Photographing this set was hard! The lighting is a little harsh in the summertime (when I made and photographed these) maybe... At any rate, these hand dyed (center color) lilacs were charming to make and play with.

Handmade hair clips with separate, hand made stems.

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White Lilac Tsumami Kanzashi: handmade. by hanatsukuri
White Lilac Tsumami Kanzashi: handmade.
Aren't the little heart shaped buds cute? I do love the natural curve of this kind of lilac too-- so fun to imitate in flower sculpture/ hair ornaments.

I made these for a very creative young lady. I really love making these more natural flowers and using my imagination to design something for them. Of course there's no pattern any one would use, so it's fun to think one up.

Anyone own real lilacs? :) I had the pleasure of drinking lavender-flavored ramune once. :giggle:

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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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TheRafflesia Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your support! :tighthug: I know I'm extremely late, I was busy with exams, I hope you forgive me! :tighthug: Have a nice day! :tighthug:
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
It was my pleasure!
(And I understand about exams; I'm about to take mine in another 4 weeks...aaagh!)
TheRafflesia Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Good luck!
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Thank you~~
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bear48 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional
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thank for the Llama  :llama:

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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
My pleasure!
DashCharlesRoseTH Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the Llama
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
You're welcome!
MidnightTiger8140 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  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. ^^)
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Thank you for your compliments! I'm happy so many people liked my little flowers. :D
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