I laughed out loud at myself when I was editing photos and noticed my dry skin on my fingers in the above photo. Its not meant to gross anyone out, but I found it funny because I went to great care ensuring that this piece would look it's best in the photos. And I go and wreck it with my hands that created that piece. Life of a handmade artist...
Kanzashi making is definitely a hands on process. After 15 years of making them, my hands have aged a bit. Totally worth it though. Recently, I've revisited a few of my older designs. Some of which, still are making the rounds around Pinterest. It has been fun to appreciate my own work and development of my craft, especially since I am completely self taught. It's inspired me to make some new pieces, especially for my shop here, not just my wholesale accounts.
There are two fresh items in the shop! Check them out, there's more to come!
P.S. Today is my husband's birthday. He's awesome and I'm glad he was born.