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Handmade hair ornaments. :love:


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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.
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:…?

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 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. ^^
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:…?


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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0-Hedgehog8Limited-0 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the Llama
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner 1 day ago
You're welcome!
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. ^^)
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you for your compliments! I'm happy so many people liked my little flowers. :D
Eriskigal-the-Lion Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the llama ^^~
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner 1 day ago
you're welcome!
EmberTheEnderWolf998 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student
Thx for the 3D Llama Badge 
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
You're very welcome.
Troll-Overlord Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama. I gave one back. Have a nice day! :)
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
:heart: thank you~! :D
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