I actually finished this for the convention I attended last July, but never got around the posting it. The last few months of 2022 were really rough, but I’m trying to get back in the saddle.
This piece is my personal interpretation of wisteria kanzashi - which are one of the most popular types of kanzashi (Japanese hair accessories). They are usually gathered into one pin, but I wanted to do something that spread the tendrils of petals out a bit more and give it an ethereal feel.
The butterflies are wire wrapped frames with holographic film and resin. I repurposed the butterflies from an older project that I took apart. I tend to take things apart if I think they aren’t working and make new things with the old pieces.
Last November I also took part in a local fashion show / Wearable Art Gala, so I was able to get some photos of models actually wearing my work - which was really great.
Here’s some bonus pictures of my goldfish pieces from the fashion show.
I had some cherry blossom pieces that were also in the show, but I don’t really like the photos that were taken (they were ok, but didn’t really show the pieces well). One of my goals is to work with a photographer and eventually produce a look book of my work.