hanatsukuri

Bright Wish Kanzashi Studios

Kansas City, Missouri · 845 Sales

hanatsukuri

Bright Wish Kanzashi Studios

Kansas City, Missouri 845 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(474)

Announcement   Thank you for visiting "Bright Wish Kanzashi"! Enjoy beautiful art flowers in your hair. We specialize in modern, hand dyed silk hair clips.

Get free shipping for orders over $75! Use "FREESHIPPING75" in your shopping cart.

Announcement: hanatsukuri artists Tara and Mei will be moving to Japan at the beginning of April. At that point shipping prices will change to reflect shipping from Japan. Many items have been inactivated until the shop can be put on vacation. Our shop will reopen when our kanzashi making supplies arrive to our new address in Japan. We cannot accept custom orders until that time.

Follow me in instagram? https://www.instagram.com/brightwish.kanzashi/ More photos and sometimes "work in progress" or "making" photos. :D

http://www.tzartisan.com/#!home/mainPage our homepage to tell you the group project.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 1, 2017

Thank you for visiting "Bright Wish Kanzashi"! Enjoy beautiful art flowers in your hair. We specialize in modern, hand dyed silk hair clips.

Get free shipping for orders over $75! Use "FREESHIPPING75" in your shopping cart.

Announcement: hanatsukuri artists Tara and Mei will be moving to Japan at the beginning of April. At that point shipping prices will change to reflect shipping from Japan. Many items have been inactivated until the shop can be put on vacation. Our shop will reopen when our kanzashi making supplies arrive to our new address in Japan. We cannot accept custom orders until that time.

Follow me in instagram? https://www.instagram.com/brightwish.kanzashi/ More photos and sometimes "work in progress" or "making" photos. :D

http://www.tzartisan.com/#!home/mainPage our homepage to tell you the group project.

Mei and Tara

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Mei and Tara

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(474)
Alyssa Hinchman

Alyssa Hinchman on May 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These girls worked so hard with me to customize my piece, even coming up with new color swatches to better match my wedding garments! Everything was done in a timely manner and came out beautifully.

miayre

miayre on Apr 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This turned out great and was perfect for my wedding day! Very beautiful and excellent quality. The shop got it to me quickly as they could and updated me every step of the way. Thank you so much!

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Updates

The smaller one is for a 1/4 size doll, a 47cm BJD, but can be worn by a 1/6 size doll too. ;)
Model BJD in kimono! technically haori which I tied shut with obi anyway because I liked the color, but it works! Thanks to Inarisancrafts for making me my kimono and haori a few years ago)

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Swatch of fabric to match makes custom hand dying fun!

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About

Handmade Kanzashi by hantsukuri

Actually, this shop is run by two people, Mei and Tara. We also have a lovely marketer named Quyen in Texas; have you had the pleasure of speaking with her? ♥

I love the way fabric feels, and the vast variety in different kinds of fabric, even the variation between different silks. It's fun to see how different fabric folds, but my favorite is still habutae silk or charmeuse. ♥

I started making kanzashi in university when I was enrolled in a fiber arts class. I wanted to find something to do with all the glorious silk I was dying, and since I specialize in Japanese Culture, kanzashi seemed like a good choice.

I speak fluent Japanese, though my native language is English. I studied Japanese Culture for my BA and have a MSc (masters of science) in Japanese Studies from an old university in England.

I look forward to making a kanzashi just for you!

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Shop members

  • Mei

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I design, photograph and make the kanzashi. Tara, of course, has her fingers involved in much of the process. I enjoy folding the petals and creative new designs!

  • Tara

    Owner, Maker

    I help make the "hair things" (clips, combs, prongs etc). I especially enjoy the hand dying process! I also paint and draw little sketches of our work.

  • Quyen

    Marketer

    I'm in charge of the girls' artwork going to local festivals and conventions. I'm the gal wearing kimono setting up tables or booths for your viewing pleasure; feel free to come on and say hello!

Shop policies

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Last updated on Apr 1, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

Your handmade tsumami zaiku (kanzashi, or hair pin) will be shipped to you wrapped in tissue paper in an organza bag. Your shipping box doubles as a gift box. It is a sturdy, but pretty box with a lid. The color and design of the box varies by size.

Generally the box is wrapped in bubble wrap for extra security. If you require double boxing (recommended for some countries, such as Italy and France), please upgrade to EMS or Priority Mail.

Care instructions

Your hair pin should be stored in a dry place and in low humidity. Where possible, keep your kanzashi with some silicon gel bags or other de-humidifying products. Also, because the hair pins are silk, if you have cedar blocks, you may store them in your hair pin box.

Do not get your hair pin wet. Should it get a little wet, you can reshape the petals while still damp. Gently, and with clean hands or not-very-sharp tweezers, shape the silk into its shape.

Custom and personalized orders

UPDATE: I cannot accept custom orders until I have reopened my shop. I am moving internationally to Tokyo, Japan. Estimated reopen date: late April or early May.

Ordinarily:
I welcome custom orders! However, my custom order schedule may be quite busy at times, and may not allow for rushed orders. Please give me pleanty of time to design and create your custom hair pin. Otherwise rushed orders (14 days or less) are subject to a surcharge for large or detailed orders.

Downpayments for custom orders

For custom orders over $50.00 USD, I do require a 50% down-payment. This is nonrefundable. HOWEVER, I will do my best to please! Thank you!

Mailing to another address:

If you would like to send an order to a friend, please make a note when you purchase. I will ship to wherever you like-- as long as the post office goes there. :)

Shipping charges

If I ever overcharge your shipping by more than $3 (the cost of the gift box), I will refund you the difference. Please do not hesitate to purchase upgraded shipping either-- I will definitely refund you if it actually costs less than anticipated! In the event of undercharging for shipping please pay me back the difference; I am only an artisan, not a major company.

Insurance & shipping upgrades

The first option for shipping is always for first class mail. This does not come with insurance. Priority mail comes with an automatic $50.00 worth of insurance. If you need to cover more than $50.00 please inquire. There will be additional charge supplied by the USPS for insuring a value more than $50.00.

Shipping upgrades are available from the shopping cart.