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Captain janeway Kitsuke - Completed by Kurokami-Kanzashi Captain janeway Kitsuke - Completed :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 11 0 Yellow Kitsuke Test Run by Kurokami-Kanzashi Yellow Kitsuke Test Run :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 13 0 Red Kitsuke Test Run by Kurokami-Kanzashi Red Kitsuke Test Run :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 10 1 Ravenclaw Kitsuke Test Run by Kurokami-Kanzashi Ravenclaw Kitsuke Test Run :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 14 3 Captain Janeway Kitsuke Test Run by Kurokami-Kanzashi Captain Janeway Kitsuke Test Run :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 14 2 Captain Janeway Kitsuke by Kurokami-Kanzashi Captain Janeway Kitsuke :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 11 1 Pink by Kurokami-Kanzashi Pink :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 3 1 Purple by Kurokami-Kanzashi Purple :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 3 0 Dark Blue by Kurokami-Kanzashi Dark Blue :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 3 0 Light Blue by Kurokami-Kanzashi Light Blue :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 5 0 Green by Kurokami-Kanzashi Green :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 9 0 Green by Kurokami-Kanzashi Green :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 3 1 Yellow by Kurokami-Kanzashi Yellow :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 10 1 Yellow by Kurokami-Kanzashi Yellow :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 4 1 Peach by Kurokami-Kanzashi Peach :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 3 0 Orange - Kitsuke Test Run by Kurokami-Kanzashi Orange - Kitsuke Test Run :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 17 2

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Buddleia Butterfly Decoration by EarthBalanceCraft Buddleia Butterfly Decoration :iconearthbalancecraft:EarthBalanceCraft 9 0 Beautiful Demoiselle Dragonfly Suncatcher by EarthBalanceCraft Beautiful Demoiselle Dragonfly Suncatcher :iconearthbalancecraft:EarthBalanceCraft 7 0 Flame Flower Kanzashi - Hair comb Accessory by ArianeTatsu Flame Flower Kanzashi - Hair comb Accessory :iconarianetatsu:ArianeTatsu 29 0 Sakura Comb by Arleen Sakura Comb :iconarleen:Arleen 18 3 Antique ro silk maiko summer kimono by GothicLionheart Antique ro silk maiko summer kimono :icongothiclionheart:GothicLionheart 6 0 Summer maiko ensemble cosplay by GothicLionheart Summer maiko ensemble cosplay :icongothiclionheart:GothicLionheart 6 0 Skyrim daedric armour. Now with lights! by talkenia Skyrim daedric armour. Now with lights! :icontalkenia:talkenia 15 29 Harpy Eagle - Paper cut birds by NVillustration Harpy Eagle - Paper cut birds :iconnvillustration:NVillustration 35 9 Spiders! by nicsadika Spiders! :iconnicsadika:nicsadika 160 13 Sea turtle by nicsadika Sea turtle :iconnicsadika:nicsadika 137 4 Plum Blossom 2017 by Arleen Plum Blossom 2017 :iconarleen:Arleen 12 2 Rustic Wedding Paper Flower Decor by TheBohoCraftsShoppe Rustic Wedding Paper Flower Decor :iconthebohocraftsshoppe:TheBohoCraftsShoppe 10 4 Orange beaded brooch (available) by TheBohoCraftsShoppe Orange beaded brooch (available) :iconthebohocraftsshoppe:TheBohoCraftsShoppe 38 5 Snowflake Ballerinas by TheBohoCraftsShoppe Snowflake Ballerinas :iconthebohocraftsshoppe:TheBohoCraftsShoppe 8 2 Japanese Winter Cranes, made from Japanese paper by taeliac Japanese Winter Cranes, made from Japanese paper :icontaeliac:taeliac 5 0 geisha by MaryTL geisha :iconmarytl:MaryTL 48 1

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Captain janeway Kitsuke - Completed
So here it is, my completed Captain Janeway kitsuke.  I quite like how it turned out, and I got a lot of complements on the outfit from other kimono enthusiasts at the convention.

I have to say, every time I look at this kimono, I love it more and more.  The motif is just so unusual and the artistry of it is really spectacular.

Photos courtesy of:  Sixth Sense Studios
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Yellow Kitsuke Test Run
A few people mentioned they would like to see my other #monokimono outfits attempted, so I decided to do a kitsuke test run of my "Yellow" outfit too.

There was a chance that we would have a special guest joining us on stage at AN, but these plans fell through. We still ended up with a colour gap in our rainbow, so at the last minute, I ended up inviting someone who expressed an interest in participating in this year's show, but didn't have an outfit of her own, to wear this on stage.
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Red Kitsuke Test Run
A few people mentioned they would like to see my other #monokimono outfits attempted, so I decided to do a kitsuke test run of my "Red" outfit. The only thing missing in these photos is the head-dress.

There was a chance that we would have a special guest joining us on stage at AN, but these plans fell through. As a result of this potential, though I had to make some changes to my original design since my black han'eri, and red heels were going to be used in other outfits. I ended up adding some black wrist cuffs and black geta, but I really think the black han'eri was necessary to balance things out a bit. I also wasn't expecting the padding of the kimono to cause the skirt to sit so flat at the back lol!
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Ravenclaw Kitsuke Test Run
I never did create a sketch for this outfit, but this is the Ravenclaw Kitsuke I came up with for Anime North. I was planning to wear it on the Friday of the convention, but I should know better. I usually don't have time to dress up on the Friday. I guess I will have to save this one for another year. This outfit is based on the colours of the Ravenclaw house, and includes a house tie as part of the ensemble.
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Captain Janeway Kitsuke Test Run
Time slipped away from me before Anime North, but I did a few kitsuke test runs I wanted to share with you.

This is the test run for the Captain Janeway Kitsuke that I came up with. I decided to go with the hawk patterned kurotomesode rather than the mofuku kimono. Unfortunately, the sleeves of the red lined haori didn't fit with this kimono, but that's okay, because it meant I got to show off the dragon patterned tsuke obi. It's difficult to see the little details of the outfit, but I've got the captain's pips (rank insignia) pinned to the eri of the juban and a comm badge as an obidome.
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New Items on Etsy! [December 07/11]

Journal Entry: Sun May 1, 2011, 4:24 PM
Today I've listed a couple of postcards and a print.  I've also added a new pair of vintage zori, since the ones I posted yesterday got sold.  And that's it!  I'm all listed out for the Christmas season.  Enjoy!

Violet Twilight by Qiu-Ling  Violet Twilight  Violet Twilight  Vintage Straw Zori - FOR SALE  
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MY ETSY SHOP
KurokamiKanzashi.etsy.com

CHRISTMAS CARDS
The Huron Carol I by Qiu-Ling   Peace on Earth by Qiu-Ling  Gloria in Excielsis Deo

KANZASHI:
Autumn Kiku by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Blossoming Peonies by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Blue Kiku by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Lime Green Butterfly Clips by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Cheery Plaid by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Fall Fire by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Fiery Fall Flower Pin by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Little Lime by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Autumn Maple by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Winter Maple by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Snow White by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Spanish Chrysanthemum Comb - SOLD by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Taisho Roman Clips by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Tsumami Christmas Ornaments by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Tsumami Christmas Ornaments II by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Pale Yellow Orchid Clips - FOR SALE

JEWELLERY
Channeling India - Pink by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Channeling India - Green by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Crystal Tears by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Dreamer's Jewels by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Green Drops by Kurokami-Kanzashi   The Heart's Tears by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Home is Where the Heart is by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Luna Moth Wings by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Purple Garden Necklace by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Ivory Rose Necklace by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Pink Rose Necklace and Earring Set by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Red Rose Earrings by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Sparkling Silver by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Sweet Floral - Pink by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Sweet Floral - White by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Wings of the Heart by Kurokami-Kanzashi

KIMONO
:thumb197569879:  :thumb200112021:  :thumb271844266:  :thumb272655270:  antiqueokobo1  Kimono Fabric Cutting Guide - Taisho Era  Purple Girl Synthetic Bolt for Girl's Kimono  Tsukesage Bolts - FOR SALE

PRINTS:
A Samurai Never Sleeps by Qiu-Ling   Autumn Maiko by Qiu-Ling   Butterfly Maiden - Christine by Qiu-Ling   Devil in a Red Dress by Qiu-Ling   Etheria by Qiu-Ling   The Four Seasons Robe by Qiu-Ling   Fuji Musume by Qiu-Ling   Hagoromo by Qiu-Ling   Ikkiichiyuu by Qiu-Ling   Koi Yin Yang by Qiu-Ling   The Lady of Lindisfael by Qiu-Ling   Lady Autumn by Qiu-Ling   Lady Spring by Qiu-Ling   Lady Winter by Qiu-Ling   Land of the Silver Birch by Qiu-Ling   Butterfly by Qiu-Ling   Mokuren by Qiu-Ling   Momiji Heian by Qiu-Ling   Momiji Oiran by Qiu-Ling   Phoenix Dragon by Qiu-Ling   O'er Quartzite Cliffs by Qiu-Ling   St Michael Defend us in Battle by Qiu-Ling   Shebahonaning by Qiu-Ling   Soft is the Song by Qiu-Ling   Spirit Dance by Qiu-Ling   Spring Maiko by Qiu-Ling   This is How I Miss You by Qiu-Ling   Toronto Maiko by Qiu-Ling   Twilight Phantoms - Painting by Qiu-Ling   With One Look... by Qiu-Ling  Dust in the Wind  Hawk Ridge - FOR SALE  Jewelled Wyvern - FOR SALE   Kisetsu and the Four Seasons Robe - FOR SALE  Northern Impressions - FOR SALE  Rebirth - FOR SALE

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EmanuelJones Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist
Need all the support I can get for the Ministry and my family and business. I Thank God for what he is doing.
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TheBohoCraftsShoppe Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018   Artisan Crafter
Thank you for favoriting my crafts-work! :heart:
Orange beaded brooch (available) by TheBohoCraftsShoppe
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TheBohoCraftsShoppe Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018   Artisan Crafter
Thank you for favoriting my crafts-work! :heart:
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Rosalina1234 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello. Im hoping you could help me with how to, and where to buy a darari obi. Im trying to get one and add it to my collections yet i have no idea where to get one, if i would go to japan, could i go somewhere to get one? 

(im sorry about my english, its not my first language :) and thank youu!)
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GothicLionheart Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave on my maiko photoshoot pic ^^ Also I love your work with kanzashi
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
Hello! I was wondering if you'd be interested in joining a Tsumami Zaiku group, :icontzartisans: to submit some of your beautiful gallery of tsumami zaiku kanzashi. If you're interested, please feel free to join! :heart: Bliss 
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Cassiuseos Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work!
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
Thank you!
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Moushi730 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
I can't wait to buy a kimono from you~ Do you have any that are... a little unusually tall? I'm pretty tall and can never find kimono that are long enough... 170 cm or greater is around what I'm looking for.
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
Don't worry, I'm taller than you.  I know the struggle.  Most of what I've got in stock right now is vintage or antique, so those tend to be on the short side, but I have one or two which are over 160cm - those should be a reasonable fit for you.
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