I decided to make my first kanzashi as gifts for the holiday season to motivate me to practice and do a lot. Because starting out doing all the little things you need to do beforehand kind of kills the creative instinct for me. So I made theeeese! I honestly don't think a lot of the people I gave them to liked them that much(except for my roommate, who took the picture for me and is awesome), but it was hard to shop for a lot of those girls anyway. I'm still having some trouble with petal-shaping being as precise as I want it(everything wants to turn into a leaf-shape), and I can't entirely understand the instructions I've seen for the various shapes. And I'm getting better at not coloring so much of the center so it looks uneven like that. Urrrgh, all I can see is flaws.
Pleeeeease forgive the copious dog hair in the picture. I have to work on the floor for space reasons, and one of my roommate's has a shedding dog the size of a small pony. I couldn't find my camera at the time and I just gave the purple one to my roommate, so this was my last chance to get a shot of them all together. The yellow one was later moved to a clip like the rest because you had to push down directly onto the flower to open and close and it fell off. I put it on the snap because it was for someone with shorter hair, but a clip is still doable.