Monday, 28 April 2014

Eclectic Spring Flowers Inspired Bridal Hair combs Kanzashi Style

I've always loved being eclectic. In my active years as an English instructor in Indonesia before moving to Japan, I applied eclectic methods to teach English in my day-to-day work. Now, as a kanzashi crafter I also love being eclectic.

I've been combining vintage kimono, saree silk and batik cotton in my works. For early spring flowers such as cherry blossom or sakura, camellia, plum blossom, I used these textiles.
From left to right: vintage kimono, turquoise saree silk and earthy colored saree silk. I've made a bridal hair comb with these textiles. The combination or earthy colors is cooled off by turquoise and ivory white. This is the result:

Spring flowers - turquoise brown and ivory white colors.

Next one that I made is a bit grander than the one above. This time I combined camellias and sakura using vintage kimono and saree silk. The fabrics you see below is vintage kimono (2 pieces) and lavender saree silk.

 I added two flower buds into the arrangement. Here is the completed arrangement.

spring flowers - CAMELLIAS CHERRY BLOSSOM plum blossom - purple pink kanzashi hair comb

Last but not least, pink!! Yes, sakura or cherry blossom seems to always be associated with pink so here it is. Pink and peach sakura. I combined vintage kimono and batik. From left to right: vintage kimono, vintage kimono and batik.
And I mounted the flowers on a metal hair comb.

layered CHERRY BLOSSOM sakura and plum blossom tsumami kanzashi hair COMB

These hair combs will go wonderfully for bridal hair combs.

Some of the textiles I used in these works were obtained from some recycle shops here in Japan, and some from Etsy sellers. One of the sellers was KIMONOCARDS. The fabric samples were all beautiful and of very good quality! And Mona Soyak, the owner was very friendly. I was very happy with the purchase :)

1 comment:

  1. You are extremely talented Sari and create lovely items! Thank you so much for mentioning me and my Etsy shop. I am so happy you could use the kimono fabrics you bought from me. All the best!