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Kanzashi Tutorial - Part 6 by Kurokami-Kanzashi Kanzashi Tutorial - Part 6 by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Well, a lot of people have been asking me to create a tsumami kanzashi tutorial. So here's part 6.

Other parts:
Part 1: Preparing your Fabric [link]
Part 2: Petal Folding [link]
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
Part 7: Making your Own Kanzashi - Finishing Touches [link]
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fabulare Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Crimson-Incubus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
what kind of petal would you recommend for the fall
TerraDragonAce Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for this tutorial! I love it. May I ask, what string do you recommend and where can you buy it? (nice if it was inexpensive)
MoofyKitten Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what kind of string would you suggest using for the falls?
Rurouni-Elf Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These tutorials are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your expertise with us! :) Out of curiosity, is there a specific type of string you're supposed to use? I tried embroidery floss and will never do that again, but I'm not quite sure what I *should* be using.
KisameFanFromHell Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Cool!(moves on to last)
Amberparks Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Thank you for making this. I've found tutorials on making the petals and the flowers, but nothing on making the falls.
ShingLang Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I was making a kanzashi hair piece for a cosplay and i had no idea how to make the "dangling" strings with the petals like i called it! XD
Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Ashura-ou Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
cool TNKS!!!
DunpealChild Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I just MURDERED myself looking for a tutorial about this! You, ma'am, are my heroine!
Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Thank you very much!
pinkilicious Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
beautiful, gorgeous, wonderful... I think I shall now go blind making little tiny squares of unstarched fabric!!! an evening well spent
Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
Thanks! Oh definitely and evening well spent!
KuroiChoucho Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
These are super helpful. Thanks a lot, this'll definitly help!
Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
Thank you and you're welcome!
taeliac Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah! I'm sorry to be a bother, but I just tried doing this last night, and I couldn't get it to work to save my life ^^;

What I was doing is using the rice glue for the petals, but when I go to glue them onto the string, they pop open ^^; Should I be doing something different, or waiting until the glue totally sets? *sigh*

Thank you so much for any help you can give me - I've been going insane trying to get it to work :faint:
Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
here is the deal with starch glue. I know this is late for you probably, but someone else may find this useful. As with wet-folding in origami, and using methylcellulose starch (wallpaper paste, basically) the glue doesn't bond in the same way we think of glue usually. It bonds more like a really really slow super glue, in that the two surfaces you wish to bond must be held together until the glue is dry. In the case of this starch, it depends on how much you put on, but frankly you may want to let them sit overnight, because if you remove the clothespin or whatever is holding them together, and they pop open, you have to add more glue and start over, as the surfaces wont re-bond without it. Hope this helps peoples!
Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
Hm... I don't really know. I haven't tried making the falls with rice glue yet. I suppose you'd probably have to let the glue set before attaching them to the string. That's what I do when using hot glue.
taeliac Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ya know, I never actually thought of using hot glue, suprisingly... I think I need to try to find my glue gun... :hug:
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