ScarlettandMaria

Handmade Kanzashi Hair Accessories and Gifts

Missouri, United States · 607 Sales

ScarlettandMaria

Handmade Kanzashi Hair Accessories and Gifts

Missouri, United States 607 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(234)
Shop owner

Eleanor

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Scarlett and Maria designs are intended for adult wear only. Scarlett and Maria designs should NEVER be worn by children 12 years old or younger.

Tsumami Kanzashi are the hair ornaments worn by the Geishas dating back hundreds of years to the Edo period. Scarlett and Maria mixes traditional Japanese Kanzashi technique with an American twist inspired by modern trends and 20th century vintage. These flowers are sustainably made with upcycled or vintage materials and buttons. They are folded like origami petal by petal, sewn together, and secured with high quality craft glue, then finally if necessary sprayed with fabric stiffener for the more delicate shapes. Each piece is one of a kind, and this technique renders them highly customizable and adaptable to my clients' favorite colors and themes. Handmade in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Last updated on Jun 26, 2016

Subscribe to my VIP mailing list and get dibs on all new pieces for lower prices.
http://eepurl.com/baeLAb
http://www.scarlettandmaria.com

Scarlett and Maria designs are intended for adult wear only. Scarlett and Maria designs should NEVER be worn by children 12 years old or younger.

Tsumami Kanzashi are the hair ornaments worn by the Geishas dating back hundreds of years to the Edo period. Scarlett and Maria mixes traditional Japanese Kanzashi technique with an American twist inspired by modern trends and 20th century vintage. These flowers are sustainably made with upcycled or vintage materials and buttons. They are folded like origami petal by petal, sewn together, and secured with high quality craft glue, then finally if necessary sprayed with fabric stiffener for the more delicate shapes. Each piece is one of a kind, and this technique renders them highly customizable and adaptable to my clients' favorite colors and themes. Handmade in St. Louis, Missouri.

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5 out of 5 stars
(234)
AoTombo

AoTombo on Jul 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

We ordered this beautiful and well-made clip for a family event and not only was it just right for the occasion, but ScarlettandMaria went out of her way to make sure we received it in time! She was very responsive and friendly in our communications as well. Hope to find excuses to order more in the future!

mbucky

mbucky on Jul 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love my new hair clip and cannot wait to wear it at my wedding! Thank you!! Fast shipping!

mbucky

mbucky on Jul 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Such a beautiful and creative item. Thank you for the fast and careful shipping!! A+ Seller

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About

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History

Kanzashi originated thounsands of years ago in Japan during the Jomon period as sticks and combs which were considered to possess mystical powers of protection. The Tsumami Kanzashi style of the folded fabric flowers appeared during the Edo period when the hair styles evolved from the long and straight to the upswept. It has been has designated as a traditional Japanese Handicraft. Kanzashi hair ornaments are currently most popular with Shinto brides and apprentice Geisha called Maico.

My Technique

Traditionally the Japanese create Kanzashi by folding fabric squares and mounting them on bases using a special rice glue. I learned my technique differently, a kind of American spin-off. My petals begin the same way, by folding fabric squares. But then they are sewn together in the center and then finished with commercial craft glue. I am inspired by 20th century vintage palettes, haute couture, and found materials. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and handmade only by me in St. Louis. It is not my mission to be a traditional Kanzashi master or to imitate the Japanese aesthetics. I only wish to express myself artistically, and folding fabric is the medium that speaks to me, second only to the performance art of putting on a runway show.

My Materials

The majority (80%?) of the fabrics are repurposed, upcycled, or vintage. Lots of fabric gets bought, saved, never used, and eventually given up on. This is the fabric that I love to bring back to life in my flowers. All of the buttons come to me second hand. I never buy buttons from the fabric store. More than half of them are vintage or antique. Even about half of the felt I use for the backing I get from my local craft supply recycle centers. Only the hardware is commercial except for special finds like some vintage combs.

The Name

Scarlett and Maria is named after Scarlett O'Hara and Fraulein Maria. Both of these characters were pioneers in upcycling having made amazing garments out of curtains in their films. When I first returned to crafting I was making mini skirts out of curtain valances and the name stuck. I do still use vintage curtains from time to time to make my flowers.

Making a Fascinator
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Honors

Member of the St. Louis Craft Mafia

2012 RAWards Semi-Finals nominee for Best Accessories Designer

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  • Eleanor Kurtz Lunn

    Owner, Designer, Customer Service

Shop policies

Last updated on July 3, 2015
Most of my Kanzashi are one of a kind or at least very few (less than 5) of a kind. Each one is hand crafted by me with great attention to detail. My Kanzashi are made with an American twist inspired by modern trends, 20th century vintage, and found materials.

For adult use ONLY! Scarlett and Maria designs are NEVER to be worn by any person 12 years old or younger.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept the following payment types:

All major credit cards through Etsy's direct checkout system.
Shipping
Shipping to the U.S. will either be listed as $3.00 or $4.00 and both are for USPS First Class Mail with tracking. I mark shipping as $4 on bulkier items. Any instance where I have over estimated shipping by $1 or more I will refund the difference.

Shipping to Canada is $20 for smaller items, $40 for larger items and is for USPS Priority Mail International. *****It is the buyer's responsibility to be aware of any taxes, duties, or customs fees that may be due upon entrance into Canada.*******
Refunds and Exchanges
I will refund the item price of any item under these conditions:
If the item is unsatisfactory, I must have it returned to me unused before a refund (that will not include shipping) will be issued.

If the item never arrives, I will offer store credit or attempt to remake something you like just as well. Refunds will only be given on missing packages if you cooperate with my efforts to make an insurance claim.