Thursday, July 8, 2010

chirimen simple barrettes

chirimen simple barrettes, originally uploaded by offgenemi.

Simples designs last forever :) I love my collection of kimono fabric and chirimen and sometimes I cant appreciate them enough if I fold them so I came up with these simple barrettes, they are much easier to use , I mean I can throw them in my bag and they will survive it :) Tsumami kanzashi inspired hair accessories are not that forgiving, they are delicate. these are perfect for everyday use :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mother's day is coming...

for a sweet mom, originally uploaded by offgenemi.

Stefan and I have to think about Mother's day a bit earlier than other people since both of our mothers are an ocean away from us and we try and arrange flowers to be delivered to them on time. We never get to se what got delivered :)
recently a nice customer asked me if I can make some flowers with stem to put in a vase. So I made some, dont they look pretty? these flowers never wilt, also they dont have any pollens :) I live in Florida and this long winter (in FL standards) caused all oaks varieties to pollinate at the same time and we are having a lot of trouble with the pollens. So I appreciate these pollen-less flowers :)

mizuhiki knot

mizuhiki knot, originally uploaded by offgenemi.

I got some mizuhiki cords to make some butterfly tsumami kanzashi, but the cords came with some instructions to make a knot and I couldnt hold myself :) and made a bunch, the colors are vibrant and making them is a lot of fun, now I have to find an excuse to make more :) I guess they would look pretty in scrapbook page.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Army of cherry blossoms

Army of cherry blossoms , originally uploaded by offgenemi.

I think it is obvious that I want spring to come as soon as possible :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Custard yellow peony brooch

Custard yellow peony brooch, originally uploaded by offgenemi.

I really liked this flower when i first made it as a headband, this tme it is in brooch form, but it is still big! I am making more big flowers and add a pin so that pretty girls can use them with their pretty outfits :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


I just love how everything I made between 2003-2009 looks like! I wish I had a digital camera before, well I should be happy with what I have right :)
I see that my Kanzashi improved and kind of matured :) what do you think.
make one of these for yourself! I put the link for a template below, it will make you happy :)

PS: I got the template frm kamaniki at deviantart

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Teal chrysanthemum , originally uploaded by offgenemi.

During th holiday season i was super busy so i couldnt write much here sorry!
I will try t update this blog more in 2010
Happy New year!

Japanese inspired accessories from a Turkish-German couple ;)