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« on: June 09, 2010 04:32:33 PM »

I've been making small, hairclip-style kanzashi for a while now, but this week I decided to sit down and attempt some more challenging pieces...

This HUGE kiku kanzashi was a real labour of love for me. I think I spent about six hours straight on this one, from folding each individual petal from squares of vintage kimono silk, to actually getting the glue out and assembling this monster! xD  This kanzashi really is very large - easily a large palm-size, though it's not very heavy, and doesn't need any extra pins to hold it in a hairstyle ^^. Here you can see it modeled by my very patient little sister -

Some more of the kanzashi I whipped up -

So what do you think? I'd really love some feedback on these

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2010 12:25:51 AM »

Wow, I've never heard of/seen kanzashi before but those are really beautiful! That first one is crazy beautiful!

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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2010 07:27:46 AM »

i was sitting staring at the first one for about 5 minutes just trying to figure out how you did the petals, im still lost! they all look great! Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2010 10:17:35 AM »

HOLYCRAPAWESOME?! Seriously I don't know how you had the patience for that. I would have gotten frustrated quite easily when assembling it. Kudos to you! It's GORGEOUS! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010 10:59:08 AM »

these are AMAZING.  i've seen some beautiful kanzashi before, but that ivory piece is the most gorgeous i have ever seen.  I seriously applaud the patience needed for a flower of that size and detail level. INCREDIBLE.

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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2010 03:47:48 PM »

Wow, they look great, the first and the one on the stick? are my faves.  I like the point rather that the round.  The look like those Lucite cab rings that I see heaps of on etsy  Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2010 04:21:20 PM »

That is beautiful!!! I applaud your patience!
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010 07:07:48 PM »

o.m.g. im in awe of the large one. jaw dropping. very very lovely work.

« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2010 08:03:51 AM »

these are beautiful! was there a tutorial you followed to make these? i would love to make the little pink ones in the last photo
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