ScarlettandMaria

Handmade Kanzashi Hair Accessories and Gifts

St Louis, Missouri · 704 Sales

ScarlettandMaria

Handmade Kanzashi Hair Accessories and Gifts

St Louis, Missouri 704 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(255)

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.

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Last updated on Jun 3, 2017

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http://www.facebook.com/scarlettandmaria
http://www.pinterest.com/scarlettandmari/
https://www.instagram.com/lunneleanor/

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.

Eleanor

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Eleanor

Purple Flower Headband with Forest Green Beads
Purple Flower Headband with Forest Green Beads
$20.00
Cute Pink and Purple Kanzashi Hair Flower Clip
Cute Pink and Purple Kanzashi Hair Flower Clip
$10.00
Royal Blue Hair Flower Tsumami Kanzashi Clip
Royal Blue Hair Flower Tsumami Kanzashi Clip
$10.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(255)
Lisa Kulawczyk

Lisa Kulawczyk on Jul 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Eleanor was very responsive and worked with me to get exactly what I wanted. The clips are beautiful and arrived in good shape and on time.

Taylor

Taylor on May 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The necklace is absolutely beautiful, and so unique! It was well packaged and arrived promptly, too. I'm sure the person I'm going to give it to will love it. Thank you!

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About

History

Kanzashi originated thousands 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. 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
http://scarlettandmaria.com/gallery/?albumid=571314166212864

Honors

Member of the St. Louis Craft Mafia

2012 RAWards Semi-Finals nominee for Best Accessories Designer

Shop members

  • 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.

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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.