Kusudama – “Kirikomi Kiriko Tourou – Bara Kasane”

This is the “Kirikomi Kiriko Tourou – Bara Kasane” (切り込み切子 灯篭 – バラ重ね) model from the Kusudama Origami book. This model has a different faceted face which I like a little more than my previous but very similar “Kirikomi Kiriko Tourou – Hana Suisha” model. I used pink floral patterned paper and decorated it with […]

Kusudama – “Kirikomi Kiriko Tourou – Hana Suisha”

I have previously made a “Kirikomi Kiriko Tourou – Suisha” (切り込み切子 灯篭 – 水車) model from the Kusudama Origami book before. This version is known as the “Kirikomi Kiriko Tourou – Hana Suisha” (切り込み切子 灯篭 – 花水車) – it is a a cut faceted waterwheel-style lantern with a flower inset. I used standard 15cm square […]

White organza kanzashi headpiece

I said I’d try another kanzashi piece. I got inspiration from this video by MyInDulzens on YouTube – give her channel a look if you’re interested, she’s very talented! I started with white organza ribbon. Some green organza ribbon for leaves and white rattail for dangles are optional. You need a lot of ribbon, and […]

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 […]