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Topic: Another week, Another bunch of Kanzashi! (pic monstrosity)  (Read 2224 times)
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« on: May 12, 2010 04:36:45 PM »

I can't stop! I'm at that point now where I'm ordering findings wholesale so I'll have something to attach the flowers to. I think I know what everyone's getting for Christmas this year. LOL



A 2 color brooch. I think this one turned out OK, but I do have a few of the 2 color blooms that look stupid. I think picking colors from the same part of the color wheel looks best.



This one's a hair pick. For the center I glued a rhinestone on top of a button.



and we're starting with the rings. I think it's my favorite thing to do with these guys. the center is a sequin with a seed bead in the hole.



this pic is kinda of blurry but the center is 3 tiny gold sequins



maybe it's my monitor but this ring actually looks more teal in person than green. the center is a gold sequin with a bunch of seed beads in it



YELLOW!! I love the yellow ones. The center is made of a bundle of butter yellow floral stamen



we're getting really crazy on this one. 2 different color petals AND 2 different shapes. the center is a rhinestone inside of a large sequin



this kind is made by layering 2 pieces of fabric on top of each other and then folding them up so the outside is one color and the inside is another. Center is a rhinestone inside a sequin.



simple teal, the center is a yellow rhinestone.



 a little orange hair pin. Stacked buttons in the center



burgundy daisy! button center (obviously  Tongue)



burgundy hair pin with pointed petals, wood bead center.



beige brooch with an ornate metal button center. The fabric this guy is made out of is a little thinner that the rest. hence, the wonky folds. I still like it, though



happy flower print brooch! There's something satisfying about a flower made out of floral fabric. It's like everything comes full circle.... Yay orange button!!



this one's a ring. Winter white floral stamen in the center.



this one's made of purple satin (oooooh!) with a golden plastic button center. I made a brooch out of this same material for my partner in the Quick and Easy swap.



Aaaaaaand one more ring. 2 colors again pointy leafs of 2 different sizes. sequin and seed bead center.


Whew! That was a lot of kanzashi! I think I need a snack now....I'm going to go get a cookie. C&C welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2010 04:45:30 PM »

Gorgouse!  Nice colour choices Grin
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2010 05:09:43 PM »

I am wisting ALLLLLL of these!
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2010 05:16:38 AM »

I love them, especially the rings! 
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2010 07:02:50 AM »

Some more exquisite work!

One question, though. I have read several tutorials on making these, and some are almost contradictory.

One says use thin fabric and starch the heck out of it, another does not mention starch, and uses what looks like thicker fabrics.

Then there is the glue or stitch question. Do you glue the petals, then stitch the flower? Glue all of it? Stitch all of it?

I'm getting anxious just thinking about it! (That, and I have not had my hand on a can of spray starch in twenty five years, or so....)  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2010 08:17:31 AM »

thanks for the kind words everyone!

One says use thin fabric and starch the heck out of it, another does not mention starch, and uses what looks like thicker fabrics.

Then there is the glue or stitch question. Do you glue the petals, then stitch the flower? Glue all of it? Stitch all of it?


Well, I don't use any fabric starch, just a regular iron. The most important fold is the initial diagonal fold so I guess if you wanted a really crisp line you could use spray starch. It also might be useful if you use a fabric that doesn't hold a crease. I have used all kinds of fabric to make these from heavy weight upholstery and suitings to light weight silk and even a stretch netting once.

 I fold each petal and string it directly onto the thread that will form the flower later. The only time I use glue is to glue a circle of fabric on  the back. I have heard of using glue to stick the petals together but usually only when they are made of vinyl or leather or some other material that is not needle friendly.

I would say if you're just starting out, the quilting section of the fabric store is your friend. Fat quarters are inexpensive, are fabrics that are easy to work with, and come in any color you could want!

One of these days, I'll get myself together enough to make a tutorial myself.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2010 11:09:59 AM »

rings?! how smart are you?! LOVE that idea! all of these are adorable!
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