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« on: May 30, 2019 09:06:07 AM »

The weekend before my trip to Toronto I realized I had already finished my projects for the show and only needed to finish some minor packing. So, I thought I'd work on a personal project. It's a kind of test piece to see if a larger project I wanted to make would be viable (a kind of shoulder hugging cape veil type thing. Still thinking on it. x_x).

So, I decided to make an ear cuff. I love faeries and elves and so forth, so I thought it would be fun to do something faerie inspired.



I ended up not keeping the piece but giving it to one of my favorite kimono designers, who I was very excited to meet. I hadn't really expected to give it to her, but she seemed so interested in it and I thought it would make a nice memento of her time in Toronto. Smiley



Here's how it looks being worn.



And one more on a grey background. Helps bring out the blue iridescent shine.

The butterfly is a wire frame, dip resin with iridescent mineral pigment and rhinestones. The body of the butterfly is a Japanese glitter wire.

The cherry blossoms are two-tone hand dyed silk with bead cap and rhinestone centers, and I wrapped the wire with embroidery floss and added a few more rhinestones and pearl millinery stamens for accent.
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2019 09:24:47 AM »

Lovely.  A fascinating fantasy twist on your usual work.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2019 10:02:42 AM »

Absolutely beautiful and it looks awesome framing your ear.  Very generous of you to gift it to your friend too!

I'm just a dumb guy, so I don't know this stuffs: are these typically only worn on one ear, or more often in pairs like earrings?
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019 10:37:10 AM »

This is gorgeous! What a cool new way to explore your kanzashi. I am sure the kimono designer was blown away and delighted to have such a wonderful and personal souvenir. Your cherry blossom petals are always so perfect!
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2019 06:37:25 AM »

That is so unique and beautifully made!
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2019 01:19:13 PM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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