I really really eat Japanese art and culture and want to go there one day (when I can afford the flights and expensive accomodation!). I actually work part time in an East Asian art museum and have been volunterring there for nearly 7 years on and off, so it's a pretty big part of my life and I bore all my friends with my obsession for chiyogami paper and kimono fabric and Hiroshige prints! Anyhow, I made this hair comb when I was in a particularly Japanese obsessed mood, inspired by ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. I used a clear plastic comb which I covered with some cream Japanese print fabric, then I attached faux bamboo, a lot of faux pine fronds and a big white fabric crysanthemum. Crysanthemums are a very traditonal Japanese flower, as well as looking rather gorgeous! I thought all the green and white was a bit monotonous so just to perk it up I added a hot pink feather butterfly, which is just peeping out of the foliage. When I told my friend-who is also obsessed with Japan-about this he said I should call it an "Ikebana-momo", or literally an "Ikebana-thing" as I wasn't really sure whether to call it a comb or a fascinator.
I am happy to provide inspiration for personal projects, but PLEASE don't copy my ideas then sell them! Or the bad karma will come get you! Thanks