Thursday, August 16, 2012
So, kanzashi are seasonal in Japan. Certain flowers go with certain months. Sometime in the spring, wisteria are all the rage. Wisteria are interpreted in kanzashi as....well....these dangling things, perfect for a cat to play with. A younger cat, that is. I'm certainly not amused with such trifles at my station in life. I am a Snowball Princess, you know.
Helen was scared of the whole idea and never tried it until her wedding-dress designer friend Lannette in California http://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignByLannette was fantasizing about a dress with wisteria kanzashi dripping from the shoulder. Helen thought she'd give it a try as a comb hair accessory. About 3 months later (it was a slow, deliberative process) she came up with this:
And you can buy it here https://www.etsy.com/listing/102226652/blue-flower-hair-fascinator-kanzashi
OK, here are versions of wisteria from other kanzashi artists....sorry I can't name all of them:
By lilyashes on Etsy:
By littlecookie on Etsy:
By PolishedKanzashi on Etsy: