Monday, 17 November 2014

Kanzashi or Hair PIn 'Gold Hydrangea'

Hello everyone.                                                                                        

Let me introduce myself.

I live in Canada, but I’m originally from Russia. And, of course, I remain a Russian woman, but this is not about that. Oh, by the way, Alexandra is my name. The name is usually given to boys in Russia, however, since my father wanted a boy I ended up with it. :)

The thing is, that despite my very technical education and work with IT technologies, I love to create beautiful handmade things, and not just regular "nice things",  I love to make things that that not everyone can create. One day, stumbled upon some hair accessories made by Sakaefly (a Japanese girl or woman don’t really want to go into details) and didn’t understand exactly how she was able to make them. The questions “how was she able to make these accessories and what did she make these accessories out of?” tormented me. I ended up spending half a year searching for info off the internet, a bunch of money on a variety of materials (mainly an assortment of different wires and paints), and failing to create something appealing. After a lots of practise I managed to make something that looked quite nice in my opinion.

And, of course, this is not my first creation using this technique, but the first hair pin that I am proud of. If you are interested in the others that didn't turn out as well as this one please visit my Etsy shop, ForestTale .

So, below you can see the hairpin "Gold Hydrangea". I will not hide the fact that it is inspired by  Sakaefly’s Hairpin, although since this is my first work I ended up copying off a model. However, in the future I will try to make original works. :) 

Hairpin 'Gold Hydrangea"


Hair accessories
Hair Accessories

I added a bit of gold and orange Swarovski crystals on the "gold" chain. Pretty much everything else is made from the scratch.

Thank you for reading.

PS. The hair pin Gold Hydrangea has been sold on December 3/2014