Kanzashi look so cute dangling from your handbag or tote!
This flower-charm is designed to be easy to move from bag to bag as the mood strikes you. It also makes use of a fantastic design technique you'll be learning here: layering two Kanzashi together to make one elaborate flower.
Before You Begin
- Depending on the size and shape of your handbag, you may opt to shorten or lengthen the chain a little.
Best Petal Styles
Round, Pleated, Pointed
Best Number of Petals
Best Square Size
You can use any size you like, depending on the design of your flower. I've used 31/4" and 11/2" squares here.
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Take the larger flower and gently adjust its shape so that its top surface is fl at. If your larger flower is made with Round petals, then you won't need to do this step; but Pointed or Pleated petals are taller at the center than at the ends, so they tend to be domed in the middle and require a little adjustment. Once you've completed this step, the back of your larger flower will be slightly dome-shaped.
Cut a 2"-diameter circle from wool felt. Apply a thick ring of embellishment glue to the felt, keeping the glue about 1/4" from the edges. Position the two eye pins on the felt, as shown. The eyes should stick out just beyond the edge of the felt, and the bottoms of the pins should meet but not cross. You may need to trim your eye pins a little before you glue them to get them into this configuration.