* kanzashi ring

Posted on January 16th, 2006 by maitreya. Filed under Jewelry.


First try at a kanzashi ring. The flower is about 3/4 inch in diameter, made with 3/4 inch squares of kimono fabric. I’m happy with it as a first attempt, but the design’s not quite there yet. The main problem is that it’s too tall. I glued the flower to a button, then to a ring I got for a quarter out of one of those machines at the grocery store. Also, normally, you fold under the excess fabric to keep everything flat, but I couldn’t get it to stay with the teeny petals. All together, it’s probably 1/2 inch tall, which looks a little funny. I’ve seen these rings that have a rimmed base to set stones or whatever in. I think if I used one of those, it would both take off some height and look neater. I might also be able to cut off some of the excess fabric. I couldn’t get the petals to look very even either, but I think that’s an artifact of the way I strung them together.

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13 Responses to “kanzashi ring”

  1. debbie Says:

    nice first try – i think the ring is very cute!

  2. Nichola Says:

    Wow, you made that from a 3inch swuare of fabric? You must be very patient. It’s lovely.

  3. suzy Says:

    it’s gorgeous. and the petals look very neat from here!

  4. Sandrine (alias Didine!) Says:

    Oh my god ! It’s wonderfull !!! I love it ! You rock ! smooches from belgium !

  5. abbyjane Says:

    I still think it’s beautiful, especially for a first try at something so delicate!

  6. persephone Says:

    Wow… Thats really great. I don’t have the patience (or eyesight) for something so intricate.

  7. nina Says:

    ooh, I didn’t know it was possible to make such tiny kanzashi things! It’s so pretty. I wonder if it’d come out shorter if you used super-thin silk?

  8. joleen Says:

    Love this ring, sweet girl!

    PS- You’ve been tagged! ;)

  9. laurie Says:

    i think it looks amazing – it is so difficult to work with fabric on that small of a scale. wow :)

  10. michelle Says:

    wow so tiny, so cool!

  11. kelly Says:

    wowee! I can’t believe your patience and perseverance! I don’t think I could ever work in such a small scale. Beautiful color!

  12. lyn Says:

    Hwwwwwhhh.
    That’s the sound of me taking my hat off to you.
    What patience you must have, it’s gorgeous.
    : )

  13. kathreen Says:

    hi there, just catching up on your news. love the ring and thanks for all the great links

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