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Kanzashi Tutorial - Part 7

Well, a lot of people have been asking me to create a tsumami kanzashi tutorial. So here's part 7.

Other parts:
Part 1: Preparing your Fabric [link]
Part 2: Petal Folding [link]
Part 3: Making your Own Kanzashi - Base [link]
Part 4: Making your Own Kanzashi - Basic Flower [link]
Part 5: Making your Own Kanzashi - Base for Falls [link]
Part 6: Making your Own Kanzashi - Falls [link]
Part 7: Making your Own Kanzashi - Finishing Touches
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CMOArcher's avatar
Thank you so much for these tutorials!

I've seen Kanzashi so many times on the Internet, never was able to find a good, clear desciption on the how to. Then I found your tutorial!
Now I can finally use the massive load of fabrics I've saved up over the years ^_^
KisameFanFromHell's avatar
Thank you for these instructions. and sorry for not leaving much of a comment on the others I just like to finish reading every thing before doing or saying something pertinent but thank you for these. Now the only thing left to do is try making my own. ^_^
seawaterwitch's avatar
Thank you so much for sharing them all :) :hug:
Asuka-Masamune's avatar
woooooowwww~~ thank you for your tutorial ^o^

I love it~ I'll try to make it
s0nified's avatar
Wanted to give you thanks for this tutorial, you really saved my ass on a costume that I wanted to make kanzashi for!
theIronArtist's avatar
do u have one on making butterflies or rose like flowers?
Kurokami-Kanzashi's avatar
Unfortunately, no. The only tutorials I have are in the Tutorials and Resources section of my gallery.
Nerisa's avatar
Hello , Fromm the beginning id want to tank you for you’re tutorial  I love tinkering whit things like this.

I wanted to ash you one thing because you’re probably while now the answer. I wanted tu use the mask like Geisha makeup in a photo session but frankly I’m no cosmetician I don’t know what to use to get a face white like that. I saw one photo at you’re account whit that kind of makeup, cued you tell my how you did that ?
Kurokami-Kanzashi's avatar
Hi there! I use actual traditional Japanese makeup for my geisha cosplays. It's rather difficult to get a similar result with western makeups. Unfortunately the traditional stuff is quite pricey, so unless you're planning to use it often it's not really worth it. There's a section on the forums on this website about getting a geisha look with western makeup: You might want to take a look there to find alternatives. Otherwise, the traditional set usually retails for about $350 USD on ebay.
thanks a lot for a wonderful tutorial! you've made some things very clear, that i was confused about. Although a request: if you could take pics of the steps, esp in creating the falls, it would be so helpful.

Where can i see your creations?
Kurokami-Kanzashi's avatar
Thank you! Unfortunately I don't have the time to update my tutorials anymore. So I won't be able to add any photos. All of the kanzashi in my gallery here are my personal creations. You can also find them up for sale here:
mindela's avatar
Any recommendations for hair clips/pin bases to use instead of sticks?
TsukiAnni's avatar
thank you indeed for this tutorial! very useful one ^_________^
starrystar's avatar
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I just recently re-found it with the extra pages (very helpful!) Thank you so much, you're wonderful!

Here's my first few tries, if you're interested: [link]
karatechick13's avatar
Thanks you very much for your tutorials. They have been very well set out and I have found them easy to follow. Now to try it! :D
fritzifreddi's avatar
Thanks for posting this tutorial! Now I can finally understand how to make this well enough to try!
CheseruIshANinja's avatar
I wanted to wear kanzashi and really wanted to try making a piece to wear with a kimono I recently purchased. Your tutorial is just what I was looking for! With other tutorials the pictures were just confusing for me so this really helps. Thanks so much for posting this, I can't wait to use it! ^^
Decayed-Mind's avatar
THANK YOU so much for having this tutorial. Now I can make a lovely hair piece for my future walolita outfit. ^3^
Kurokami-Kanzashi's avatar
You're welcome! Post pictures when you make it so I can see what you made from my tutorial!
Decayed-Mind's avatar
Almost finished. Just have to find some more tinkerbells to add to the end of the falls. Again, thank you so much for the tutorial.

Here's what I made. [link]
MiraInazuma's avatar
Thanks for this! I'll try it out!
realityhelix's avatar
Pardon me. I'll just be over here, rubbing my hands together and giggling madly...
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