Monday, August 13, 2012

Small Barrettes for Helen

Today, Helen made some small barrettes for herself. She wanted to try some neutral colors, so she chose some brown and ivory chirimen silk from her vintage kimono silk stash. These were an experiment; Helen had never before used small oblong barrettes as a base. Ironic, since these are what she needs for her own hair. Here's what came out:

So, these are about 3.25 inches long. The central flower is the ume, or plum flower shape, one of the most iconic kanzashi flowers. The central beads are dark carnelians. More experiments to follow.

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