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« on: July 26, 2013 07:58:49 AM »

After what feels like way, way, way too long, I am trying to get more beading into my life.  I have lots of ideas and plans, I just haven't had the time to get anything finished.  Well, I'm trying to change that now.  This is the first piece that I have finished, a hair decoration inspired by the maple leaf (momiji) kanzashi that geisha wear in November.  The beadwork was done first, then stitched to some stiff interfacing backed with a kimono silk scrap.


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There are some obvious (to me, anyway) issues, which means that I have to keep it.  Darn. Cheesy  If you don't know what kanzashi are, here's the wikipedia page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanzashi
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013 08:29:42 AM »

This is beautiful! And the colors are so pretty together. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013 08:55:06 AM »

Truly lovely work.  The colours are fantastic, and I love how much this looks like a real flower.
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013 09:57:56 AM »

It's gorgeous!
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2013 10:32:33 AM »

This is gorgeous!  Great work!
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2013 11:16:06 AM »

That is GORGEOUS!  I love everything about it, the detail, the colors...
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2013 01:45:10 PM »

Sunning!  Cheesy  Your colors are gorgeous. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2013 02:12:24 PM »

It looks really elegant. I was thinking about introducing hair combs to my life. You have just inspired me to bite the bullet and do it.
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2013 06:32:16 PM »

Thank you for your kind words!  Bakeneko, I have also decided to start wearing more hair decorations.  Next, I am thinking of a more comb style for myself, rather than this long pin style.
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2013 02:29:34 PM »

Love it!!!! :DDD
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