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Kanzashi Tutorial - Part 2 by Kurokami-Kanzashi Kanzashi Tutorial - Part 2 by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Well, a lot of people have been asking me to create a tsumami kanzashi tutorial. So here's part 2.

Other parts:
Part 1: Preparing your Fabric [link]
Part 2: Petal Folding
Part 3: Making your Own Kanzashi - Base [link]
Part 4: Making your Own Kanzashi - Basic Flower [link]
Part 5: Making your Own Kanzashi - Base for Falls [link]
Part 6: Making your Own Kanzashi - Falls [link]
Part 7: Making your Own Kanzashi - Finishing Touches [link]
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Malice-Ghoststar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
This is wonderful! I bought a template that gives me the sharp edged petals and I wanted something prettier and rounder, thank you so much!!!! 
I apologize if this has been asked but where do you typically buy your fabric? Online or a local source? I have Asian markets around me but I never noticed fabric, or Japantown in San Fran may be a source but it'd be an ordeal to go there and have money to buy fabric -_- 
again apologies if this was answered somewhere and thanks again for the tutorial! I know it takes work to make these when you could be making more Kanzashi!
:D
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thank you!  I actually just use lining polyester for most of my pieces.  You can get it at pretty much any fabric store in a variety of colours.  If at all possible though, habutai silk is the best you can get, and you'll have to buy that from Japan.
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MisstressVitinari Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
i realy like this tutorial. i also like finished fabric flowers. the pictures and print are so tiney thogh its hard to read, even in the enlaged view
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kikky2 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so helpful, thank you :worship:
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insanidee Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thx
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KisameFanFromHell Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Nice! ^_^
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Tankitha Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Artist
This is great! I'm a little confused about the shaping options though. You have them listed and you say what they make, but I don't understand how to actually complete those options from what you have there. Could you explain a little better?
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RissaTS Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
WONDERFUL tutorial!!
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Thanks!
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Celyddon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The rounded pointy petal one confuses me. When I fold it as instructed, instead of getting a nice 'rounded' petal on the back end, I have the raw edges--which are neither petaled nor round. What did I miss? :( I managed to get the first two to work. I think I'm missing something on the third.
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ithuling Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Hello,

I think this is a great tutorial, though I'm a little confused about petal shaping in part A. Which sections are you readjusting when you get those different shapes? I'm trying to get a petal with little depth like the one in option 3, but it ends up too tall.
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Silver-Falcon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011   Digital Artist
This is a wonderful tutorial, and I can't wait to try it. Thanks so much! :3
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LexiMarie Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Thank you so much for the tutorial!
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pervyyaoifancier Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
SO helpful! Thank you!
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LynnNexus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
I'm having problems with the round pointed petal too. The way I read it..
You fold the fabric in half to make your triangle (a1)
Then fold it in half again to make the raw edges on the bottom (b1)
and fold once more to put the raw on the side (b2)
but then you turn it so the raw edges are at the front in c1... I'm really confused, am I reading it wrong? is b2 supposed to be in there? B2 puts the raw edges on a short side, which will be the bottom in the pointed petal... but the short sides are the front in the round pointed are they not?
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Sophitia-42 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Thank you so much for sharing this. I must try it out.
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St-Arcana Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
What type of glue do you suggest using?
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Traditionally rice glue is used, but I prefer hot glue.
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St-Arcana Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
All righty. Thank you.
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Bird-of-Ice Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
What a well done and useful tutorial! I can't wait to give making my first kanzashi a try!
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CybertronicStudios Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks on that one! :thanks:
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znow-white Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
Your wonderful tutorial has been featured here.[link]

Thank you for providing the gallery with such awesome Resources.:heart:
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
Your little drawings are so~ cute and professional looking. :heart: very easy to follow. :) Nice use of black on white to make a clear, no-mess line drawing-- and a cute background design. :love:
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PsifiGirl Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
I'm having problums with pointed rounded pettel. I keep getting stuck on the frist part where you say to fold points A and B over point C where the glue is, are points A and B the corners? I have tryed it a few different ways and I cant seem to figer it out. Help please.
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Nope they're not the corners. They're the sides. Imagine you're folding a paper airplane. You know how you fold the sides into the centre to make the airplane's nose. It's just like that. ^_^
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PsifiGirl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
That helped it still looks odd but i might just need to play arould with it. Thank you.
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setsuna22 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I am going to be wearing my first kimono in May so I wanted to have my own pretty kanzashi to wear! I will use this tutorial! Thanks again!
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Thank you very much! Oh do you have any pictures of your kimono? I'm sure it's beautiful!
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setsuna22 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
yeah I do! I just found out its a tomasode though! XD oh well, It's already on it's way so there is not much I can do about it! [link]

But perhaps me wearing kanzashi will give off the impression that I am not a married woman? lol. I doubt many people will notice though. I am going to wear it at Fanime in May at my table in the artists alley. :3
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
That is a very beautiful kimono! You're very lucky - I hope it brings you lots of happiness. Heh heh, your first kimono is a tomesode, well mine was a bride's kimono. Equally unappropriate for me. :D As far as most people are concerned, though the fact that you took the effort to wear a kimono is enough to make them happy. And besides, anything goes at anime conventions. I know I'll be wearing a tomesode at Anime North for a day and I'll be wearing an uchikake another day!
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setsuna22 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
lol! aww well that makes me feel a bit better. :3 I actually am watching some kimonos on ebay that are either furisode or Houmongi. So, I might be able to have 2 to wear at the con. :3

I also joined Immortal Geisha (which I noticed you are on) so that I can get as educated as possible before I actually practice my first kitsuke. :3
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Yeah! I saw the pictures you posted of your kimono there! Everyone on the forum is very helpful - you'll learn a lot from them. I know I did - and still am. LOL
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faeriemuriel Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
I just made my very first kanzashi! I'm going to be studying geisha and offering ways (eventually) to help them be more successful in a modern world,so this is extremely interesting to me. In the petal shaping though,I'm having a brain fart and can't figure what the symbols above the petals indicate.
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
Thanks! The symbols above the petals simply show what the petals look like from behind. Someone had asked specifically that I show that.
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katiesaurus Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
YES!
I just learned about kanzashi the other day, and I've been looking for a good kanzashi flower tutorial. This is fantastic.
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
Thank you! I hope you find it useful!
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chobites Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
i dont under stand? culd you exsplan 3-5 for me
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MysteriaAtratus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
i have a question...

in the petal shaping in round petal... there's 3 options right? how do i make it work?

thanks.
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007
It all has to do with the shape the back of the petal is in when you glue it to the kanzashi base. Just play around with the petals a little bit, you'll get it.
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Lualinil Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
In some tutorials, I've seen people cutting the petals for some reason. What would this be for?
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
You can achieve different shapes and depths for the flowers if you cut off the raw edges of the petals. Also, you can do this to clean up fabric edges that have become freyed.
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Momijifangirl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
If you don't mind, I have a question (2 actually)
First, what kind of glue works best, fabric glue?
Also, for the rounded petal, do you use glue for step 3, mine keeps unfolding or is it the fabric needs more starch?
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
Traditionally rice glue is used, but I use hot glue because it sets pretty much instantly. You can use fabric glue as well, you just need to hold onto things while it sets.

It does help to use a little dab of glue in step three.
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Momijifangirl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
I didn't think of using hot glue
thanks
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claw789 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
Awesome and extremely helpful.
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
Thanks!
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