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« on: July 30, 2009 05:48:35 PM »

I am giving complete and total credit for these to PetalMixer. Totally my inspiration to try it.

I am NOT a trinket or jewelry person. I sew. But I absolutely LOVE what you guys do. I am in love with the tree of life pendants and of course, the kanzashi.

So, here are my first 3.  I sewed them rather than glued, then hot glued them to the frame and used fabric covered pennies for the centers.







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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009 05:52:06 PM »

Ahhh I'm thrilled!  I'm so happy to pass kanzashi love on ♥♥♥

What a great idea for the fabric covered pennies!  And do you know what's funny...I have that black/pink/green fabric!!  One of my earlier kanzashi used that fabric, as a gift for my MIL.  It's a small world  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2009 06:00:20 PM »

I made a dress of the same fabric. I am going to attach the double layered one to a resin chopstick to wear in my hair with it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2009 09:02:45 PM »

These are great. I tried my first the other day, it came out ok, but I didn't really have anything to put in the middle. Thanks for the penny idea, it's genius!
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2009 02:48:27 AM »

Those are so cute. I have never attempted Kanzashi before, but seeing these makes me want to try. >.<
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009 11:01:11 AM »

i gotta say that i tried the glue method and they did not turn out well for me...messy messy.

I am not good with glue. This is just me.

I am, and will probably always be, much more comfortable with a thread and needle.

Sewing the petals was the ticket for me.  I also found I could lay in bed and sew them while watching tv much easier than trying to handle glue....this was me. HOWEVER, if you sew them, starch the snot outta them first.
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