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This is a tutorial on how to make kanzashi - one of a kind handmade flowers which originate from Japan. Learn how to make those unique accessories, that can become everything - from earrings to a ponytail holder!
This is the non-sewing technique based on folding the petals with tweezers. It also shows how to deal with this technique without the costly rice paste.
The file contains not only an easy to follow step-by-step tutorial on how to make the basic flower and the base, but also:
-> Tools&Supplies list
-> BIG section on textiles containing my almost 5-years experience with a variety of materials
-> a Silk Glossary
-> examples of flowers made with different textiles and ideas how to give your flower a high-end finish!
-> many Tips & Tricks
Due to the nature of this listing (PDF sent by e-mail) I cannot offer return refunds, but as I take every responsibility for my listings I will answer any questions concerning the contents of the tutorial.
Feel free to ask me anything!
My name is Kinga. I live in Poland and I've been making kanzashi for the past eight years.
I was always fascinated by Japanese crafts and decided to pursue this art. I am not a professional kanzashi maker though - I wish I were.
Even though I concentrate to use techniques as much resembling the original ones as possible. I use silk, rice glue and base my work on traditional motifs.