Announcement   Visit the new for full inventory selection, including washi bookmarks, chirimen barrettes, and more kanzashi!


Last updated on Jul 19, 2018

Visit the new for full inventory selection, including washi bookmarks, chirimen barrettes, and more kanzashi!

Virginia DePauw

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Virginia DePauw

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Now open after 2 months of closure!!!
May 27 until June 8!!!
Entire shop on sale!!
No codes necessary!!
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Japanese Style Crafts and Other Fun Things..

As I have done before, I am once again campaigning for a GoFundMe page at ! Please help me support my best friend and her family while her little boy fights Leukemia ALL!!! All purchases are going toward this account until further noitce.
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LilyAshes Emporium encompasses handmade home decor ornaments and hair accessories made in the Japanese style, known as kanzashi. With a smattering of elegant fabrics, glittering details, beautiful creations come alive for your space, or your self.

Ornaments are made by layering fabrics and pinning them in place one after another, in a particular pattern to create an elegant design great for hanging. From a knob, tucked into a wreath, or on a tree, these pieces are noticed in any home!

Kanzashi Accessories are made from chirimen rayon, made from varying sizes of square fabric pieces, pinched and folded into petals, and adhered to a surface for wearing. These decorative pieces are real conversation starters! I create elaborate pieces in the Traditional Japanese style, with metal dangles and falling petals to small barrettes and clips. Also make great gifts!

Other gems pop up from time to time, from hand stitched embroidery to temari to origami to top hats to who knows what next!

Please keep in mind I am merely a one person shop, every piece is created by me personally! Custom orders do take time depending on the complexity or quantity of your order. Certain pieces can take up to a month to complete! Please keep this in mind when you request a custom order.

Thank you for all who donated to Elizabeth's Medical Fund! Together we raised $850! Donations are now closed at Elizabeth's request! She is now considered cancer free!!!!!!!

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  • Lilyashes

    Owner, Artisan

    I am the owner of LilyAshes Emporium, and I create everything within by hand. Please note I am an at home mother of 2 autistic children, with my burdens of chronic illness. I dream of going to Japan one day!

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Last updated on May 9, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I take custom orders on almost anything in my shop!
Please Convo me to inquire about a piece you would like made! Large or small!

There are no fees for CUSTOM orders.
There may be added fees for RUSH orders.
I will not haggle over price.

A quote for a piece will only change if the final product is changed.
If your quote is more than $75 USD, a deposit is required.

Some colors may be out of stock or discontinued.
An out of stock color may require a week or more to order.

Please note it can take a month or longer to create a kanzashi, depending on size and complexity.

Care instructions

All tsumami kanzashi from LilyAshes Emporium are hand made and should be treated with care.

Keep in a dust proof area or in the organza bag provided.

If you get chirimen rayon wet, even a little, the fabric will discolor and shrink. All chirimen kanzashi are non-washable dry clean only fabrics.

Remember to place and remove kanzashi by holding the base of the stem at the joint of the attachment or at the stick. Never pull on the flowers!

Ornaments, temari, and bookmarks require no additional caution.