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Kanzashi no Yume
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United Kingdom
Edo tsumami kanzashi artisan.

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I will be making a live Q&A on facebook in two days, so if you have any questions about kanzashi supplies then please join me!

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Kanzashi Sea Monster: Cranky Kraken by elblack
Kanzashi Sea Monster: Cranky Kraken

Release the Kraken!

Original design octopus fascinator with fire red eyes and scary tentacles. I am really proud of it! And just because I can he has been named Cranky Kraken :D

455 hand dyed purple petals to create the body and blue shibori fabric to imitate the suckers on the tentacles.

The petals were made following traditional Japanese art called tsumami hana kanzashi. This means that every petal is starched and hand dyed. Each of them is cut out of silk in the square shape, then folded and assembled to form a single petal. I strive to be as accurate to the traditional way of making kanzashi, so I always use habutae silk and rice glue.

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Second DD: Big teal kiku kanzashi

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 10, 2015, 2:21 PM
I can't believe that I have managed to get my second Daily Deviation! Such an honour to receive this distinction once more after 5 years from receiving my first one!

I need to thank :iconrtnightmare: for suggesting my work an :icontalty:
 for featuring it! You are both amazing! I love deviantART! 

Thanks as well for everyone that has been sticking with me for so many years (even though I don't spend much time on dA recently), it's a great pleasure to receive warm comments and favs form you and I hope that you will enjoy my work in the future! Tight Hug

It's quite interesting how much I have developed over the years and I think that finally I am creating my very unique and intricate kanzashi style. If you just compare my DDs you will notice the improvements:

My first DD 5 years ago:
Candy Kiss kanzashi by elblack

My second DD:
Big teal kiku kanzashi by elblack

And some of my other most recent works:

Frosty Winter Morning Kanzashi by elblack   Yaezakura comb by elblack   Bunny four seasons - Aki by elblack

Ombre sakura trio kanzashi by elblack   Take ni suzume - Sparrow in bamboo kanzashi by elblack   August maiko kanzashi - Pink susuki by elblack

I improved, haven't I? :aww:

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Happy birthday! :D
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:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's September 20th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016   General Artist
Happy birthday! :)
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Phoeshock Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday, elblack!~ :cake:
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A birthday greeting to you!  May you have many happy returns. :)
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Happy Birthday ^^ birthday cake
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farahin001 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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EshiSnu Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the llama ^^
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