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Kanzashi Tutorial - Part I by Kurokami-Kanzashi Kanzashi Tutorial - Part I by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Well, a lot of people have been asking me to create a tsumami kanzashi tutorial. So here it is - well part 1 at least.

Other parts:
Part 1: Preparing your Fabric
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 [link]
Part 7: Making your Own Kanzashi - Finishing Touches [link]
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:iconkanara102:
Kanara102 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I will totally try this
thanks for making a tutorial ^.^
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FuruiRyuu Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes it look so much easier than I first thought! Thanks for putting it together :)
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Thank you!
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:iconflamissa:
flamissa Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanx verrry much! You r nice!
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Singing-Wolf-12 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet~! Thank you for making this! :D
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MaryTonomura Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thks! I'll make my own kanzashi =3
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meProyocan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
thank you so much!!! but can you make these little bit bigger cos i find it really hard to read or see the pics :( but i can't wait to make my own :DDDD
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
No Problem. Just hit the download button, and you will see each image quite a bit bigger.
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ShilohGreenwald Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So very helpful!!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!!
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cassiboo Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
this is an extremely helpful tutorial, and I'm really glad you posted!

I know you said that the best results come from lightweight silk and cotton, and I wanted to know which kinds you use and where you get them from... I've read that a lot of these are made from habotai, and I'm pretty sure I can only find that online...
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Thank you! Habotai is used traditionally, but it can be expensive and hard to find. Personally, I use polyester lining fabric; it's inexpensive, comes in a wide variety of colours and can be found in almost any fabric store.
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KisameFanFromHell Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this I've been curious about these lately. I need to try making one.^_^
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carbonglo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Thank You!! I've wanted to make these but wasn't able to figure out how to do it on my own.
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SkyFuria Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much i've been doing these for some time now but i've never ever come across a proper tut for the pointed petals ty so very much
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lilyvampire Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student General Artist
I just found it... It's really great and helpful tutorial, thanks :)
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poison-is-my-potion Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
I am so glad you put this up!!!
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midori-hime Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Do you HAVE to starch the fabric? What happens if you dont?
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Kickstarter Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Starching the fabric makes it stiff. So if you don't, it will probably be floppy and ugly. That's just my guess. Starching is not difficult or expensive and can be bought in most stores like Wal Mart.
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Enjoycake Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Erm...Is there anyway I could use a couple teaspoons of corn starch in a pan of water that has been heated and then cooled slightly? O_o

Cause I have plenty of cornstarch.
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Laila-chan Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
and potato starch is commonly used in Europe to starch clothes.. rice starch is used in Asia, becouse of a lot of rice xD
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Laila-chan Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
from my chemists point of view, it doesnt matter, which starch it is, but popcorn starch can make white textile into white-yellow . try to experiment and see :D All ou have to do is boil it and then wait till it cools then try put into it wet textil or dry.. it can behave differently :) Good luck or wait for another better reply ^^
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Enjoycake Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh cool thanks! :D
[link]
This is my first kanzashi. :3 I hope it's okay~ I didn't even use starch for it lol XDD
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Laila-chan Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty! You are very skillful :D
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Enjoycake Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aww Thank you but not really XD.
It's not very complex :/
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:iconlaila-chan:
Laila-chan Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
but it looks great at photo :D thats something, that cost ;)
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:iconenjoycake:
Enjoycake Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah XDD I suppose. It looks the same in real life too. Oh! :D I should post pictures of the little bunny hair clip I made it's made mostly of pink thread! :3 and some pearly beads.
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Laila-chan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm ah- no, no petal-falls. it will be accessory for hair near the head so fall wouldnt swing in air freely >.< So maybe wire addon - dunno theme, maybe small wire butterflies, or something nice :)
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Laila-chan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
As you can see, this is my attempt. Short of material, I found only this one tough enough to be shaped (in my bags of textiles from my friend) : [link]
But it was very nice to have it finally done and see, how big it is, when I used 5 cm squares :D Pretty big flower I got, hehe :aww:
I bought nice and simply flitters I can use like center of flovers (gold and silver) and pearl-thread and base :awww: mabe I will do WIP next time. it will be very nice I hope.
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madeirinho Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Vou fazer jŠ amei lindo!!Beijos
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dancinginthewoods Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Wow! This is such a great tutorial. Thank you for posting this!
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HeartlessInu Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, thanks so much, I've really been wanting to make one of these.
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PRFury Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing and beatiful! I'd been looking for a Kanzashi tutorial and yours is at the top! I'm definitely following these instructions when I make mine :)
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mori-miko Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Student General Artist
i can't wait to try this out.
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AuroraTsukari Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the tip on the starch. I watched a professional lady do a showing on YouTube but she didn't mention what the starch was for. ^_^ On to try my own.
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silentbyacutthroat Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
AWESOMENESS...all of them!
I'll have to try to make something with this :D
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MaddMorgana Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
thank you so much for this tutorial!!
it's really helpfull *O*
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rainetomoe Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow out of all the tutorials I've found on kanzashi yours is one of the best. I've tried making a few but I find when I do the falls with hot glue the back of them look kinda messy and unappealing. How do you keep it looking so neat?
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Thanks! A lot of patience, pinching and clipping.
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yukiebelle Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
ur kanzashis are so pretty!i think i'm gonna try and make some too :) thanks for the tutorials!~!~!
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:iconba-ni:
Ba-ni Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010   General Artist
So cool! I'm going to try it one day ^_^
Thanks for sharing!
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Thank and you're welcome!
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haertstitch Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
I am so thankful for your tutorials !
I joined diviant art so i could write to you-i've not figured out how to use it yet, but i've posted it my 2 flowers on LJ "[link]" and Flicker
"[link]"

They are sewn not glued
but they're very fun. thank you!
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
You're welcome! And thank you for showing me your lovely creations!
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MyotaStratus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for taking the time to do this, and with such beautiful background pictures too! :D
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Thank you!
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lexymalfoy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Thank you so much for doing this. I'm getting married next year and wanted to make a few for my bridesmais and my flower girl. ^_^
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:iconlinnzy:
Linnzy Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! I will try it sometime!
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prismkitty Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Thank you so much for posting this!
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calambmity Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
Wonderful! Wonderful! Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much for sharing the knowledge.
I have to admire your patience to make such beautiful pieces of work.

I saw your latest piece absolutely gorgeous! :D

Have you used different material to make the kanzashi before?
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:iconkurokami-kanzashi:
Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Thank you! Yep, I've used quite a few different materials for making kanzashi. I mostly use polyester lining fabric now just because it's really easy to find a good variety of colours quickly and cost effectively.
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