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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2004 04:26:02 PM »

Those are absolutely beautiful!!! Shocked  Are you going to be making any to sell...I know that my sisters would love to have something like them!!!  Please let me know or post if you're willing to sell...  

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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2004 05:03:06 PM »

Those are utterly beautiful! Please, please, please post a tutorial! I would love to know how to make them... yipee! pretty hair pins all around!

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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2004 05:04:13 PM »

wow love the hairpins. i noticed you said they were based on traditional Japanese techniques. any good books or references you could suggest? also a tutorial would be awesome. i'm really into making flowers this month. must be spring talking. i'd love to try and make one of these.

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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2004 05:34:49 PM »

those rock soooo much. see me having a big box full of them in a rainy day or two...they look like basic folding and sewing to secure but i might be wrong. Anyways, they rock! And...amareluna congrats on your wedding (if it is yours that is lol) Much love, and puh-leeeeeeze post instructions!
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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2004 06:48:41 PM »

They're so cool!  I'm not sure, but it looks like you used those giant bobby pins? But how did you get them to stay on?  Post a tutorial please!

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« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2004 07:40:32 PM »

Wow!  Thank you for all your lovely comments! I am flattered you liked the pins! I will eventually be selling these in my online store, PucchiMaiko, which I hope to launch in about 4 months...along with the possibility of attending a few upper market craft fairs around my area.  Your enthusiasm has definitely inspired me to continue with these!

Tutorials: I don't mind putting up tutorials for the more simple flowers - as they are quite easy to make.  Next time I make some, I'll take step by step photographs.  As for the folded petal flowers though - I am not completely happy with the technique I am using for them right now...I am still largely in an experimental stage with them. Once I have that down to pat, I'll be sure to post a good tutorial :]

wealhtheow - I use a variety of items for the pin part.  Some, I am using straight Amish hairpins...but I just recently purchased a bunch of larger bobby pin type pins to experiment with.  I am not sure which I prefer yet though...I also use snap hairclips.

yardenxanthe - I am glad you liked ImmortalGeisha :]  Geisha and maiko kimonos and style are one of my largest inspirations in my crafts :]  Appreciating their culture and arts has taught me a whole new respect for colour usage and fabric!

holywhack - I will be selling these eventually (er, not these exact ones - but these style of pins) :]  If you like, you can private message me if you are interested in anything...

SarahFroggy - hmm, I make a lot of stuff from observation - I have a gazillion books about geisha and Japanese textiles - so...some of this is guesswork from eyeballing the photographs.  I do strongly recommend the book Omiyage though :]  It is in English...and a fantastic, gorgeous, inspiring book introducing you to the art of Japanese hand sewn crafts.

eropunkish  These have a backing of felt - so I have sewn the pins on through the felt using fishing line (as it is super duper tough).  I am not completely happy with this particular method though, and I am working on improving it.  For the time being though - it works well. :]

I took a quick photo of some of the other flowers I made last weekend.  I am particularly fond of the white one, and the green one.

Once again, thank you all for your kind comments!

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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2004 08:41:56 PM »

Wow!!! Your flowers are absolutely amazing. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Smiley
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2004 02:44:09 AM »

those are totally gorgeous, I was just thinking about what I would wear in my hair when I get married, and BAM up come your lovely flowers!
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« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2004 02:46:26 PM »

Welcome to crafter.org!  Those flowers are really beautiful.  They've completely inspired me to do something with those boring old hair clips of mine.  Thanks so much for a lovely, lovely idea.

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« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2004 09:54:49 PM »

Wow, those are amoazing! Do you sell them?because you should.I'd so buy one...or 5.

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