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…

Carnelian – “Red sky”

If you are interested in carnelian as a healing stone, you can find its properties here. Hello all! I am actually still alive! I have been dealing with the young adult life responsibilities of finding a place to live and working in a graduate job. It has been a few months since, but I think […]

Serpentine – “Still Waters”

I made a pendant with serpentine previously – see here! By the way, I got this cabochon as a gift, so I determined that it could be serpentine. If someone could tell me otherwise, that would be great! This pendant is named for the still waters you see in lakes that are tinted green with […]