Canola blossoms look simple, with only four petals, but they are actually a pain in the butt. I did a large canola kanzashi last year, which recently sold, but I don’t think I’ll be doing one like it again any time soon.
Where canola blossoms are a pain in the butt, camellias are actually pretty easy. They just look complicated because of the layering. I really like making camellias, but I don’t think they looked good in larger groups, so when I made medium kanzashi for the month of February, I did kusudamas with camellias as opposed to a group of camellias together.
I will need to craft another large kanzashi soon to replace the canola that sold. Since canola drive me crazy, I was thinking about doing a rose gold glitter wire spider chrysanthemum. Or maybe something with shidare (falls); it’s been a long time since I’ve done a kanzashi with falls. Bellflowers might be fun, and I have a lot of purple squares ready to go. Or maybe some irises.
I’ve also always wanted to do a comb kanzashi. I have a few wooden combs, I but I’ve been stuck on designs for them. I want to go elaborate; not just one type of flower. I am also debating if I should paint the combs first; the bare wood is nice, but I feel like painting would give them a more finished look.
What do you think? What kind of large kanzashi would you like to see?