Pink kanzashi flower clip

I have made my first foray into kanzashi flower crafting! A kanzashi is a traditional hair piece, often floral, used in Japanese hairstyles. These days, the term can refer to folded fabric flowers. Here is a handy link to the tutorial that I used. Thanks, Crafty Angels! It’s great for starters like me. I’d start […]

Blue goldstone – Stellar light

Goldstone is a manmade stone with differently coloured specks of cobalt and manganese suspended in the stone to create a sparkle effect. This version uses blue goldstone – a red goldstone is just as common and has flecks of copper. Some people like to call it ‘starstone’ instead. I wrapped this using sterling silver wire […]

Hair clip tidy – WIP

I recently got into hair clip fever! I had a look at my massive stash of ribbons and decided to use them all for hair clips. I ordered a lot of alligator and straight hair clips and got to work. Currently it’s looking mostly blue, but I’ll buy more colours soon…