After what feels like way, way, way too long, I am trying to get more beading into my life. I have lots of ideas and plans, I just haven't had the time to get anything finished. Well, I'm trying to change that now. This is the first piece that I have finished, a hair decoration inspired by the maple leaf (momiji) kanzashi that geisha wear in November. The beadwork was done first, then stitched to some stiff interfacing backed with a kimono silk scrap.
There are some obvious (to me, anyway) issues, which means that I have to keep it. Darn.
If you don't know what kanzashi are, here's the wikipedia page:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanzashi