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Ryuu-sama Kanzashi Set by Kurokami-Kanzashi Ryuu-sama Kanzashi Set by Kurokami-Kanzashi
WOO HOO! IT'S FINISHED!

I've spent the last week or so suping up my oiran kanzashi and putting together this dragon themed kanzashi set. This is meant to be worn as part of my oiran ensemble for Anime North 2008 with my Ryuu-sama hikizuri: [link]

The bridge piece is designed to look like a dragon's face while the two side pieces with tassels were meant to look like dragon paws clutching fireballs. Originally I had planned to make the dragon face look ferocious but as I worked on it, it got cuter and cuter and now it's far from ferocious. LOL!

Anyways, this set has a total of 19 pieces in it all hand made by yours truly. There are two decorative ribbons, six hair forks, six hair sticks, two side pieces (the paws), two bridge pieces (the dragon's face, and the one with silver flutters on the back), and one more piece decorating the bottom of the mage.

Every tsumami petal (aside from the white ones) are double layered. So there was more than 1000 square inches of fabric used in this set; for a total of 777 individual petals ranging in size from 1 - 3 inches square.

Unfortunately I've still got to clean a lot of glue off the dragon's face. It was such a pain in the butt to put together, so things got a bit messy.

Time to Completion: Unknown - Roughly 3 full days of work on the tsumami/ribbon pieces, and 2 full days on the sticks and forks - there was lots of beading and painting invovled. ^_^

Media:
Tsumami pieces - polyester lining fabric, black mayfair paper, wire, gold string, styrofoam balls, curtain tassles and various beads.
Hair sticks and forks - sharpened and trimmed wood chopsticks, die-cut wood snowflakes, gold paint, silk thread, and various beads.
Decorative Ribbons - Synthetic brocade and thread.

You can see the finished ensemble being worn:
[link] [link] [link]

OTHER MAIKO KANZASHI SETS:
Winter
Ichiyuuki (First Snow) - [link]
Yuuki Onna (Snow Demon) - [link]
Ume (Plum Blossom) - [link]
Ume (Plum Blossom) - [link]
Matsu (Pine) - [link]

Spring
Sakura (Cherry Blossom) - [link]
Nanohana (Canola Blossom) - [link]
Fuji (Wisteria) - [link]

Summer
Ajisai (Hydrangea) - [link]

Autumn
Momiji (Turning Maple) - [link]
Kiku (Chrysanthemum) - [link]
Kikyou (Chinese Bellflower) - [link]
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Ryuu-sama Kanzashi Set by *Kurokami-Kanzashi. A stunning and elaborate dragon-themed kanzashi, which is a hair accessory traditionally used in China and Japan. ( Suggested by Nami-chan13 and Featured by Kitten-of-Woe )
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roxelaine Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
holymotherduckinggodofawesomenessitssoamazingiforgottousemyspacekey!
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Thanks!
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SexQueen987 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
I have never seen anything so intricate and beautiful. It is simply amazing and in such a short time (to a beginner). I am flabbergasted at your work.
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Thank you very much!
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Sayashi-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Want want want xD
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Thank you!
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Shental Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am delighted with your art!
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Thank you!
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sparkleglitterglow Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Wow! What you have created is so amazing. I'm blown away!
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