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« on: April 11, 2004 08:05:14 AM »

Hi There!

I discovered this forum last night, and have been combing over it for hours!  I am amazed, and awfully inspired by what you all can do!  On top of that, I have also learnt some pretty nifty things already.  Thank you!

I've started crafting and sewing again after a 3 year break (that is what happens when you move to a different country, urgh!) and this time round, I've decided to stick with using my favourite fabric - new and vintage kimono silk and silk blends.  I either use silk from the roll, silk pieces or, I recycle damaged and unwearable kimono.

I've been primarily making bags and purses and starting to make clothing items...but, I took a break to make some hairpins based on traditional Japanese techniques over the last two weeks.  I am really quite happy with how they have been turning out.  Here are a few of the original ones I made.  

Moderators: I wasn't certain which section this belonged under, please move if I have posted to the wrong area. :]


http://www.immortalgeisha.com/crafts/hairpins1.jpg

http://www.immortalgeisha.com/crafts/hairpins2.jpg

http://www.immortalgeisha.com/crafts/hairpins3.jpg

What the pink one looks like in my hair:
http://www.immortalgeisha.com/crafts/hairpins4.jpg

I have some others in different colours that I just recently madebut Ive been slack and havent taken any photos yet. :[

Thank you for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2004 09:05:20 AM »

Welcome to Craftster! Cheesy

Those are absolutely beautiful!!!!  Would you mind telling us more about how you made them...? Looking forward to seeing more of your projects in the future!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2004 09:14:16 AM »

I second that! STUNNING! They would be REALLY REALLY pretty in all white for weddings, or even in those pretty colors you already have for a beach wedding, like we're going to have.

Too bad I look horrid with my hair up  Sad
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2004 09:47:53 AM »

Welcome to Craftster! Those are really pretty.
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2004 09:51:23 AM »

Absolutely LOVELY. Thank you so much for sharing!
Is there any way you could post a step-by step? The colors are glorious! What did you use for the "pin" part?
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2004 02:10:05 PM »

I luv um!!!! Grin Welcome!

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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2004 02:34:37 PM »

wow! that is all that i can say! they are so beautiful! do you have any instructions that you can share with us? i wish that i could have those in my hair! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2004 03:14:05 PM »

Those are gorgeous! Makes me wish I hadn't chopped off all of my hair... Oh well, in a few years perhaps I'll have enough hair for these. I would love to see a tutorial for them.

And welcome to Craftster! (Newbie welcoming newbie Smiley )

~Crafty Fox
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2004 03:39:16 PM »

These pins are so great!  I saw them when you posted at craftgrrl (and then I looked at your Geisha site -- very impressive!).
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2004 04:06:22 PM »

I remember these from Craftgrrl! I'm glad you posted them here, they are gorgeous.

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