A cute pair of tsumami kanzashi monarch butterflies (ookabamadara in Japanese) in classic black and bright orange, complete with black pearl bodies and contrasting white spots on the wings. Mounted on bobby pins for easy wear, each butterfly measures approximately 1.75" x 1.5" (excluding the pin).
Combining an ornate traditional ayame (iris) motif with bold, steampunk colors of light yellow and rich bronze. Multilayered petals are accented with shining gold and brown mizuhiki cords and a glittering gold gem, and two shidare falls complete the piece. Mounted on an alligator clip, this kanzashi measures approximately 3" x 6.75".
Named after the elusive and beautiful nymphs of Greek myth, the water lily (suiren in Japanese) is a cherished flower all over the world for its delicate purity. This tsumami kanzashi features a single large bloom and three short shidare falls in a white and pink gradient. A glittering pink gem adorns the center, and a light green lily pad peeks out from behind the flower. Mounted on a large alligator clip for easy wear, 'Nymphaea' measures approximately 3.25" x 6".
A classical motif worn by maiko in the month of May, the ayame (iris) traditionally represents victory and protection from evil. Here, its beauty is captured in three multilayered lavender and violet petals and pale green leaves, bordered on all sides with shining, eye-catching mizuhiki cords. A gold center and three deep purple gems complete the image. This kanzashi measures approximately 3.5" x 3.75" and is mounted on an alligator clip for easy wear.
A beautiful double-layered blossom in classical black and white contrast, simple yet classy and eye-catching. Inlaid with a silver pearl center and sparkling with white organza accents, this kanzashi is mounted on an alligator clip for easy wear and measures approximately 2" in diameter.
Traditionally, the wild geranium stands for steadfastness and constancy, and blooms with beautiful purple flowers in the late spring. This kanzashi piece features three blossoms with pale purple petals and light green leaves, mounted on a comb. 'Wild Geraniums' measures approximately 4.5" x 3".
Featuring a set of blossoms in black, pure white, and bright red, this artful and unique tsumami kanzashi portrays a traditional color scheme in an eye-catching, edgy style. With two leaves in complementing colors and pearl and gemstone centers, 'Amaterasu' is mounted on a comb for easy wear and measures approximately 4.75" x 3.5".
A commission for a Halloween-themed kanzashi piece! With the holiday just around the corner I thought it'd be perfect to post this. It was ordered to incorporate the traditional black and orange color scheme, as well as a lotus flower, ribbons, and a jack-o-lantern. The centerpiece, a triple-layered hasu (lotus), is set with a black pearl, and the miniature jack-o-lantern is entirely hand-sculpted out of clay. The matching monarch butterfly pin was included as an extra gift to my wonderful customer.
A commission for a blue kanzashi to match this lolita dress! I was given full artistic freedom so I opted for a collection of a three-layered kiku (chrysanthemum) flower, a cute butterfly in blue and sparkling organza, and multiple complementary flowers in many shades of blue. Topping it off are three trailing shidare falls, ending in silver heart-shaped metal findings, and glittering silver gems in the centers. Mounted on a large alligator clip for easy wear.
Featuring double-layered kiku (chrysanthemum) styled petals in bright and vivid red, gold, and orange, along with a white pearl center. Mounted on an alligator clip, 'Fire Blossom' measures approximately 2.5" in diameter.