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snapcrafty
« on: December 14, 2004 10:45:20 AM »

I've been searching for a while for a tutorial on how to make Kanzashi and I see from a few older threads that some other people are as desperate as I am!  I haven't found one, but I found this site with some movies showing a Japanese artist making some Kanzashi. You can get the general idea from watching him. It's not at all how I thought you'd make them. Eh, what do I know?

They're the ones in the "13. Edo Hair Ornaments section"
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clayfaery
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2004 11:21:46 AM »

theres also a book that comes up everyonce in awhile on ebay..
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clayfaery
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2004 11:44:55 AM »

 I wanted to say thank you! the movies answered my one big question..they use glue!!! Like an idiot I've been atempting to sew them.
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snapcrafty
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2004 01:25:56 PM »

I wanted to say thank you! the movies answered my one big question..they use glue!!! Like an idiot I've been atempting to sew them.
I know, I was surprised by this, too! So easy!
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2005 03:54:03 PM »

These movies were a real help. I am curious to know what kind of glue it is he uses in it. It seems to be a cross between rubber cement or silicon and wax.

Anyways I found this gallery of Kanzashi style flower pins that is very inspiring.
http://www1.odn.ne.jp/maya/english/enknshop.htm
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2005 10:12:02 AM »

If the glue was rubber cement or sillcon and wax - I doubt he'd be eating it - like he does in the videos :]

Most traditional Japanese craftsmen use traditional materials.  The guy in the video is using rice paste glue (hence why he doesn't hesitate to lick the excess of his fingers!  I do it too!). 

You can make your own rice paste glue using sticky rice (like sushi rice)....the only problem is it is time consuming and well, just don't puree it in your blender - it will kill it :] I learnt that lesson the hard way with a brand new ultra spiffy retro looking metal blender.  As a result - I've been put on a blender ban by my husband Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2005 11:50:28 AM »

If the glue was rubber cement or sillcon and wax - I doubt he'd be eating it - like he does in the videos :]

Most traditional Japanese craftsmen use traditional materials.  The guy in the video is using rice paste glue (hence why he doesn't hesitate to lick the excess of his fingers!  I do it too!). 

You can make your own rice paste glue using sticky rice (like sushi rice)....the only problem is it is time consuming and well, just don't puree it in your blender - it will kill it :] I learnt that lesson the hard way with a brand new ultra spiffy retro looking metal blender.  As a result - I've been put on a blender ban by my husband Tongue

hahah I totally did not notice him licking the excess off his fingers.
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2005 02:48:11 PM »

Yeah - if I didn't know what it was prior to watching the videos, I would have thought he was crazy licking the excess off like that!  I mean, you can get high on glue fumes...but EATING it?  :]  But seeing it is made of rice, it is all okay :]

I've tasted it myself - and it just tastes like very salty rice. :]
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2005 10:38:57 AM »

rice paste or wheat paste are very easy to use and very strong. Most art supply stores carry wheat paste and here is a link for an online source for rice paste

http://www.artmediaonline.com/artProducts/viewProductInfo.asp?productID=21065

It comes in a powdered form and you mix 1 part rice paste with 6 parts water then you cook it slowly over low heat if you steralize a glass jar you can store it for quite a while in your refrigerator. Traditionally they are used in book binding however if you use habotai silk or any other light weight fabric I have found that rice and wheat paste hold really welll, just be careful about where you store your finished item as bugs are attracted to these adhesives. Oh and here is my favorite kanzashi site I love how she has made this traditional technique her own Wink

http://www.gaijingeisha.com/silk_kanzashi.htm
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2006 08:09:07 AM »

I'm a little late coming, but thanks for the link! I loved those little movies!
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