I am one of those makers that has storms of creativity or complete dry spells. Right now it's full on hurricane mode over here.
I know I don't post much here as much as I used to a few years ago. 6 by 6 gave my creative life a new adventure. I have a deep love and appreciation for the art of kanzashi making. I was completely self taught. Learning during a time with hardly any online general craft tutorials let alone kanzashi tutorials. I dismantled a small kanzashi piece that was affixed to a doll from Japan that was given to me when I was a child. I romanticize that learning curve when I do sit down to make forever flowers.
While I do make many traditional pieces for bridal or formal events, much of my work is worn on an everyday basis. I try to create examples of various ways to wear kanzashi for those who want to wear one but don't know to. The easiest way is in a brooch form, an example is pictured above. A beautiful but simple adornment adds a bit of color and something special to an everyday item. I have more examples to share and I would love to hear of any creative ways you might have worn one too. Let me know below!
The model pictured above is also an original by Thea Starr too - my youngest daughter Nieves. If you've been following me for a bit, you know my maker's journey started soon after she was born. She is 16. :)