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So, I'd like to make a giveaway to celebrate 1000 Likes and this time the prizes are: earrings, a ring and a pendant instead of just one item. You can choose one of three items, but if a lot of people Like & Share I will draw either one, two or three people.
  • Listening to: The Fountain Soundtrack
  • Reading: Memoirs of a Geisha Chapter Critique by Fuyou-hime
  • Watching: Poirot
  • Eating: Panna Cotta
  • Drinking: Lemonade


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Favourite cartoon character: Puss in Boots =^^=
Personal Quote: Silence is Gold. Duct tape is Silver...


Candy Kusudama by Arleen
Candy Kusudama
A little treat made for an art fair to show different kanzashi and how they can be made <3
Chirimen Kiku by Arleen
Chirimen Kiku

A chirimen kiku was sitting in my cupboard for some time 
It's red and white, something I haven't done often and I think I'm in love with chirimen so much I'll grab myself some more soon.

It's soft and nice and though I love working with silks from kimono and all, I think this is more of a relaxation 

This one's going to be put in my Etsy shop soon, along with other items, but feel free to drop me a note if you'e like to grab it now

Ume Kusudama by Arleen
Ume Kusudama

While waiting for three other projects to set / dye / dry or till the parts come after easter I've finally got the chance to sit by my chirimen fabrics and make something out of them.

I saw some time ago a lively deisgn of white and red ume on a kusudama maiko piece and thought that maybe it was the right time and textiled to do it.

So, with freshy-arrived tassels on my desk I've decided to just give it a go


Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Arleen
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
A modern kanzashi made of tiny stars  
I just wanted to make one as a possible future reference, and got carried awaywith colors
January 2015 Kisetsubana by Arleen
January 2015 Kisetsubana
I saw this kanzashi only once this year, on maiko Katsuna during shigyoshiki (an event held every year in Gion Kobu on January 7th). 

It's a rather unusual combination of purple and pink Chinese asters with hagoita (game paddle which are now used as a lucky charm) and light green pine needles. 

I actually had lots of trouble getting the right shade of purple. At first I thought I got it right and after all I've decided it was too dark. The second take was better, but still not perfect. This was the closest I could get to that nice, pinkisn-blue hue in the original Kyoto shade.

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xxice-maidenxx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :D
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:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's April 22nd which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Happy birthday! :D
Nushaa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Happy Birthday! Party May all of your wishes come true today and always.
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz:Happy Birthday my friend! by TheGalleryOfEve:iconflyingheartsplz:
I hope you have a GREAT day!!! :iconcheerplz:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:blowkiss: Hello! I'm going through favorites I've missed in the past and thanking people, so bear with me for taking so long to give a personal reply.
:iconrubcheeksplz: Thank you SO much for your support by adding some of my pieces to your favorites last year. :giggle: A long time ago, I know! But I had to thank you sometime!

This is a formal invitation to come and see where my gallery has gone since then, since I believe I've vastly improved. :love: If you don't care for it no harm done and I won't bother you anymore. :D
PapaCarebear Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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hugz-spark Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! you're works are amazing! :la:
Arleen Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I try my best! 
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