It's cold. Well, it's way colder than it was back in Houston, where I used to live with Helen's friend Jason's sister, and with my companion cat Babu, who died in July. I go around the house chasing sunbeams and finding places to huddle and stay warm. I'm not much of a lap cat, but every once in a while I sit on Helen's lap, which is hospitable enough. She's not home much these days.....her boss http://www.mso.org/about_mso/meet_the_orchestra/musician_roster/edo_de_waart was in town last week, and she had lots of rehearsals to be at, besides other stuff. So, I'm cold, and no new kanzashi were made here this last week. But here's one that we forgot about a few weeks ago.
See, a few weeks ago, I did a post on non-flower kanzashi http://sadieskanzashiblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/when-are-kanzashi-not-flowers.html and Helen showed me her non-flower pieces and pointed me to other people's non-flower pieces. So, that was fine, but we forgot one. It was part of group of kanzashi sitting in a store http://www.magpiejewelry.com/ for kind of a long time, and needed to be traded for fresh stuff. Here it is, the one and only tsumami kanzashi fan hair clip in existence:
Seriously, I can't find any others. This one is silk brocade with an amethyst bead and some grey freshwater pearls. It looks like sort of a peacock feather fan, the way its shape curves. Buy it here https://www.etsy.com/listing/109939133/blue-hair-clip-kanzashi-fan-silk-brocade Really, buy the thing.....you can be assured that it is an exclusive, as Helen has very little of this fabric left. And a jeweled fan is a very elegant thing to have in your hair, n'est-ce pas?