Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Iris Flower Stick Pins Ayame Kanzashi Inspired

If I go by the seasonal tsumami kanzashi, iris flower or ayame in Japanese should be the flower of May. And now it's August. But I don't follow this principle, so why not enjoying iris flower or any other kanzashi flowers even though they're not in season, right :)

I've been very much into making a variety of petals out of two basic petals: round and pointed by making several folds. The three large petals of this rendition of iris are made of pointed petals. Instead of creating just one fold, I made 3 extra folds. For the other small petals, I just used regular pointed and round petals.

I've made three different irises. One is blue, another is pink and the other is gold tone. These iris flower stick pins can be worn by ladies as scarf pins or hat pins and they can be worn by men as wedding boutonnieres or lapel pins.

Blue Iris Stick Pin Ayame Kanzashi Inspired.


Pink Iris Stick Pin Ayame Kanzashi Inspired.


Gold Toned Stick Pin Ayame Kanzashi Inspired. 

 

To purchase these stick pins, simply visit my Etsy shop. I also accept custom orders.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Hydrangea Kanzashi Flower Inspired Scarf Pin Boutonnieres

One of the most loved flowers in summer should be the hydrangeas. A group of tiny flowers makes an adorable half globe shape with a variety of colors such as white - green, pinks, violets, blues.

These floral shrubs have their own unique beauty that has inspired the kanzashi and tsumami zaiku artists and crafters including me. I have included hydrangea inspired tsumami zaiku for a while, and this year I have made three hydrangea inspired stick pins that can be worn as scarf pin for women and a boutonniere for men. They come in three colors: pink, blue and purple. Mounted on metal stick pins with clutches.

I made these with habutai silk, rice glue paste, white craft glue and swarovski crystals beads and mounted them on stick pins with E6000 glue for strength.

Pink Hydrangea Flower Stick Pin/ Kanzashi Inspired Flower.





Blue Hydrangea Flower Stick Pin/ Kanzashi Inspired Flower.




Purple Hydrangea Flower Stick Pin/ Kanzashi Inspired Flower.





These stick pins will make a beautiful scarf pin for ladies and wedding boutonniere for men. Click the links above or click HandcraftKu to shop at my Etsy shop.

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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Vintage Kimono Jacket in Pink Shades

Happy New Year!

I hope it's not too late to say it.

It's been a while since my last post where I wrote about some vintage haori or kimono jackets that had just arrived. However, I hadn't really written about each kimono. Well, I am starting today with some of them, the pink ones!

Pink kimono are so lovely. I fell in love with them when I was doing vintage kimono hunting and immediately my eyes were drawn to these pink kimonos. They come in different shades such as rose pink, ombre pink, coral pink, thulian pink and soft terracotta. Three of them are made of silk: terracotta shibori silk haori with tatebiki kanoko (linked dots) motif; soft coral pink rinzu silk kimono jacket with kasumi (mist) and tsuyushiba (dew drops on the grass); and thulian pink with Japanese scenic motif. The other two are made of synthetic fabric or polyester: coral pink haori with tatebiki kanoko shibori motif (but this one is not shibori itself) and momiji motif and ombre pink rose kimono jacket with momiji komon motif.

Vintage Terracotta Shibori Silk Kimono Jacket with Tatebiki Kanoko Motif


Vintage Terracotta Shibori Silk Kimono Jacket with Tatebiki Kanoko Motif



Vintage Silk Haori in Coral Pink Haori With Kasumi Tsuyushiba Floral Motif

Vintage Silk Haori in Coral Pink Haori With Kasumi Tsuyushiba Floral Motif


Vintage Silk Kimono Jacket Haori in Thulian Pink

Vintage Silk Kimono Jacket Haori in Thulian Pink


Ombre Coral Vintage Haori With Tatebiki Kanoko and Momiji Leaf Motif

Ombre Coral Vintage Haori With Tatebiki Kanoko and Momiji Leaf Motif


Ombre Rose Vintage Haori With Momiji Leaf Komon Motif

Ombre Rose Vintage Haori With Momiji Leaf Komon Motif

These vintage kimono jackets or haori can be purchased on my vintage & supplies shop on etsy Jagatara Art Vintage & Supplies.


https://www.etsy.com/shop/JagataraArtVintSup