Kanzashi-Hime Store: Japanese-inspired Hair Accessories

Brisbane, Australia · 117 Sales


Kanzashi-Hime Store: Japanese-inspired Hair Accessories

Brisbane, Australia 117 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Note from shop owner Kanzashi-Hime is temporarily closed as there has been a family emergency. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Kanzashi-Hime Team

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 27, 2014

Kanzashi-Hime is temporarily closed as there has been a family emergency. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Kanzashi-Hime Team


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Gee831 on Apr 21, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely incredible seller! I would even say she's the best vendor I've dealt with online. She's so courteous, professional and really cares for her customers. Definitely will recommend her =)

Anonymous on Jan 16, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

My coworkers were very liberal with the compliments when I wore it to my holiday party! It's beautiful.

Anonymous on Dec 21, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

This beautiful kanzashi first brought me to your shop, and I couldn't get just one! Thanks for the fine craftsmanship of these beautiful ornaments, which all arrived safely.

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Shop policies

Last updated on June 20, 2014
Welcome to Kanzashi-Hime!

My goal is to make YOU feel like a Princess when you wear one of my creations.

Whether you just want something to dress up your day-to-day outfits or something for that special occasion, I hope you will find one of my kanzashi’s to suit your needs. If not, I’m always happy to do custom orders so feel free to contact me :)

Each one of my kanzashi’s is lovingly made by me using the tsumami technique traditionally used to make the hair ornaments you see Maiko’s (apprentice Geisha’s) wear. This means that each flower petal is made by folding small square pieces of material and carefully assembled to form a flower. As you can imagine, this process is very time consuming but it means that each piece is unique.

Also, be assured that your item is coming from a PET-FREE and SMOKE-FREE home :)

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Sorry, but at the current moment I do not accept returns unless the item has been described inaccurately. If this is the case, please contact me within 30 days of the sent date and I will refund the item’s amount when I receive the item (excluding the postage & handling fee). Postage fee for the item’s return is at the buyer’s expense.

Please contact me before purchasing if you have any questions.
International Customers:
At this current time I can only accept Paypal, Etsy Gift Card or Direct Checkout for international orders, I apologise for any inconvenience.

Australian Customers:
My preferred payment method is direct bank deposit but I will also accept money order and Paypal.

Payment must be received within 7 days of purchase, if not I will regretfully have to relist the item. However, I do understand that unexpected circumstances arise so please contact me if you have problems and we can arrange something :)
Note About My Shipping Prices:
I DO NOT make any profit off shipping, as shipping in Australia is extremely expensive. For one kanzashi alone, it costs me AUD$14.20 to send to the United States. Multiple purchases for combined shipping is recommended, I will refund any difference in postal costs if the value is more than $3.00 (after packaging & handling costs).

International Customers:
Shipping will be via Air Mail with NO insurance as this is the most economical. Insurance is optional and can be arranged for an additional AUD$9.60. All orders over $80.00 will be advised to purchase insurance.

The BUYER will assume responsibility for any costs due to their country’s customs – though I will ship it under the title ‘gift’ to try and eliminate this cost.

Australian Customers:
Shipping will be via PARCEL POST (includes TRACKING) with NO insurance. Insurance is available upon request for an additional AUD$3.05.

Handling Time and Fees:
Generally items will be shipped within 3 BUSINESS days (does not include Saturdays and Sundays) of receiving payment. However, for made-to-order items, please allow up to 5 business days as it takes some time for the rice glue to dry. I do charge a small fee (approx. $1.00) to cover the cost of packaging materials.

Packing Method:
All of my kanzashi’s will be shipped in a box to ensure they aren’t damaged during transit.

Express Option:
If you need the item in a hurry, I will be happy to arrange express shipping for you at your cost. Please contact me with your country (International) or post code (Australian) so that I may provide you with a quote.

Please note that I cannot be liable for Australia Post transit time, so please allow sufficient time for the item to get to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders:

I’m always happy to accept custom orders. However, I do ask that you provide sufficient time for me to make your kanzashi and for the item to be posted to you.

I usually only work with synthetic material, however I am willing to work with other fibres – silk will mean that the kanzashi will be more expensive though. If you have material to match your outfit, I am happy to make your kanzashi using the same material and can deduct the cost of material from your price (you will need to post the material to me however).

When contacting me about your custom piece please:

1) Provide me details of what you want – like how big you want it, how many flowers, how many (if any) dangling piece you want, the colours, etc.
2) Tell me where I’m posting the item to.
3) When you need it by.
4) What you would like it attach to. Options – plastic comb, bobby pin, hair fork, barrette (though I do not recommend it as you’ll likely damage the flower when putting it on), alligator clip.

I will do my best to work with you in the design of your kanzashi :) so don’t hesitate to ask.