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 […]
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 […]
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…
It’s been a while since I did this. Here are the steps I took to assemble my own origami lily jar. First, fold a number of origami lilies. I folded 10, one for each colour in a pack that I recently acquired. Then, I attached wired gold and white pearls to florist’s wire and inserted […]
A chocolate cake for Easter!