Japanese hair ornament - kanzashi

Recently, kanzashi jewelery has become fashionable not only in the countries of the rising sun, but also in many European countries, women have begun to get involved in the art of creating jewelery from satin ribbons. There are many techniques of folding the tape to form petals for Kansas flowers. In this article you will learn how to decorate your own crocodile hair clip in a simple technique.
You will need:
• Satin ribbons 5 cm wide in blue and white.
• Candle or lighter.
• Scissors.
• Moment adhesive is transparent.
• Ruler.
• Beads, rhinestones, decorative stones, anything for the middle of a flower.
• Crocodile hairpin.
• Marker or marker.
• Tweezers.
• Cardboard.
• Needle and thread.
Step one. Cut the ribbons into squares (21 blue, 10 white). Scorch the edges of the ribbon with fire so that it does not open.
You will need

Step two. Fold the ribbon squares as shown in the photo below to form a petal. The place of connection of all corners is scorched and pressed with fingers so that the workpiece does not fall apart.
Cut the ribbons into squares

Fold the squares


Step three. Cut a circle out of cardboard, approximately 3 cm in diameter.On both sides of the mug glue the tape blue, the edges opalite.
edge singe

Step Four. Glue the circle to the barrette. To keep it tight, you can wrap the barrette with a circle with a strip of tape of the same color and glue it.
held tight

Step five. Now sew all the petals together. String 6 petals of white color first, and then 9 petals of blue. Glue the flower to the cardboard base. Glue rhinestones, beads or pebbles in the middle. For this you can use tweezers.
Glue the flower to the cardboard base.

Step Six. In order for the flower to look even more interesting, stick more petals, forming a flower in the likeness of what is in the photo below.
glue more petals

Step Seven. After the glue dries properly, you can cut off the thread where you collected the petals. Or do not do this, if the thread closes the middle of the flower. Everything, the Kansas flower is ready and now this ornament can be worn in the hair.

Japanese hair ornament

This accessory can be a good gift to a friend or sister, for example. Kanzashi can be worn for a holiday or on a weekday. Such flowers can be glued not only to the crocodile hair clip, but also to the hoop, hair tie, stealth, hairpins, etc. From small flowers you can create earrings, rings, necklace.It will look beautiful as a brooch.

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