Made a cute set today that made for some fantastic pictures. Check it out!
I’m also looking for a creative, clever, and portable way to display my hairstick and prong kanzashi pieces. They don’t exactly fit neatly into a small box without crushing the petals. Not good. The best way is to stand them up somehow, but the question of the day is how?
I don’t want anything heavy or clunky that would take up much needed space in the car when I’m traveling to shows. I’ve seen a wonderful shoji screen display but I’m not quite sure how to accomplish it (and for cheap!). The kanzashi looked to be tucked into strips that ran across the rice paper areas. It gave it a nice authentic feel. ^_^ Like they came straight from Japan.
Looks like I’m just going to take off the artist’s hat and put on the “carpenter’s” one. This’ll be fun. It means I get to play around in salvage yards and Lowes until I find what works. Creativity ho!!
so that I can make things like this!
Both items can be found on Etsy, by the way.
What’s been consuming my life for the past week. This lovely piece was ordered for a bride-to-be. Hurrah! My first wedding order!
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I have a wedding set to finish ASAP. It’s a custom set that I’m sure will turn out incredible, but it has to arrive in Ireland by the 27th at the very latest. It’s a simple piece, just a color change from this one. She wants it on a small comb though.
My problem is, I should be ready to ship this out tomorrow, but the dark hair combs that she wants won’t be here until Monday if I’m lucky. I really hope that it’s Monday. I seriously doubt that it will be later than that.
Here’s crossing my fingers.
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So this is the fruit of my labor over the past few days. Not that it took me that long to make them. I spent about an hour on them, not including drying time. I wonderful project to do in the afternoon when my littlest one was napping.
This is the start of my next wedding item push. I’ve always wanted to make accessories for weddings because I wanted something “unusual” for my own wedding back in ’05. If I’d known about kanzashi way back then, I assure you, I would have been sporting them.
I think these would look so cute in a little flower girl’s hair. ^_^
I finished it! It didn’t take as long as I thought it would.
Overall: The silk was hard to work with. It wanted to keep it’s shape in some places, but wouldn’t in others. And it kept moving the button that I was using for the center of the larger flowers. I think it turned out very pretty for a smaller arrangement. I’m going to cut up a larger piece of cloth and make an elaborate arrangement lager.
I like the look of the larger wire that I used for the stems/supports, but boy was it hard to bend around the hair pin. You just do not want to see how, erm, sloppy the last twists of wire is underneath the ribbon I wrapped it with.
Since I ran out of prepared fabric, I opted to use some stringed “pearls” instead of wisteria falls. It’s pretty and delicate, just what I wanted. The larger pearls that I had were entirely too clunky and distracted from the flowers. I thought about just making the three flowers and calling it quits, but it needed something else. A little more pizzaz. So the pearls made a nice addition.
This is the sort of thing that makes me wish I had longer hair. It wouldn’t exactly work too well with my ‘fro. ^_^
I’ll probably get this up in my Etsy shop by this afternoon.
Not for me of course!! ^_^
But I am starting to make wedding items. I just started on a habotai silk kanzashi. As you can see to the left, it doesn’t look like much right now, but will be a great accent to an updo. It’s going to have at least three flowers on it when it’s done and some danglies. 🙂 Y’know danglies, like wisteria falls or threads of pearl beads.
The flowers are cherry blossoms and I’ve glued the little crimp that’s at the top of the petals. Not the best look in my opinion, but the silk is so soft that folding it won’t work. I don’t want to use any more startch on the fabric, however I just might have to on the next batch.
For the next wedding kanzashi I’m going to make I’m attaching the flowers (and a butterfly) to a large comb. I may even make a half veil out of it. And I’ll be getting some crystals for the centers. A little something to add that sparkle.
I’m not sure what the best way is to market myself for the whole wedding world. This is the first time I’ve considered it. I hope that my items will be well received though. Either way, this is going to be interesting.