It's a memorandum about the things I have made or I am making, or I will make and the cats I live with.

by tedukurinoheya

Bead Charms

Once I memorized how to make little charms

I want to make some variations.

Using bigger and better beads such as SWAROVSKI,,,

They sell beads made in China.

Those besds sometimes as good as SWAROVSKI. And cheap.

Maybe people who are fond of SWAROVSKI would protest

but look at these brilliance. Not so bad, is it?

Various beads make various charms.

The impression completely changes depending on the material.

Charms can be used on cell phones and bags.

But I use it on kimono sash.

Like this.

I love this hollyhock kimono. I saw it in the kimono shop in Tsukuba

that my teacher friend took me to saying "everything is really reasonable!"

The shop's merchandise is not always posh or attractive but when you

look thoroughly, you might make a lucky find and a good bargain.

This hollyhock attracted my eyes in a second.

When I got it tailored, the friend brought it to Tokyo for me, because

Tsukuba is such a long way away from my place.

She, as I say very careless, kept it in a paper shopping bag while

she had the kimono and when I got it it had as many wrinkles as it can get.

That made it cheap productand I was really disappointed.

I felt I bought rubbish.

I hung it as soon as I brought it back home to see it could lose wrinkles.

Despite my will they did not disappear, so I had to do ironing.

Wrinkles were gone but I was not sure if it is made with good material.

Feeling rather sad, I folded it and stored it away

like I would never want to see it again.

I thought this perchase was a big mistake.

Then spring came. I was choosing a kimono to go to Chinzanso in Mejiro.

My kimono friends and I go out in kimono from time to time.

Sometimes we visit a posh places like hotels and Michelin Guide restaurants.

Chinzanso was one of those occasions.

It was difficult time- too early to wear a single layered kimono,

but it was too hot and close to early summer to wear a winterly kimono.

Then I found this hollyhock.

When I tried it in front of a mirror, it suited me!

how's this? ;)


Don't I look rather slim? (I'm the left one.)

The lace stole is my mum's, so naturally mine. ;)

I love the stole, too.

The fod was good, the kimono was good.

Nothing to complain!

by tedukurinoheya | 2012-07-22 09:26 | bead

this is just memorandums of what I make and my cats.

i make things that ordinary people make.

i also make things people usually do not even think of making.

this is the first thing i want to introduce.

this is the sash for kimono i embroidered for last year's halloween.

it took about 3 days.

from the centre, i just made a few lines
-actually 7- outwards with my nails.

along the marks i embroidered the thick lines

and after that, a thin spiral line.

it was just fun because the sash is as cheap as 1800yen

and i could always redo the embroidery.

no stress, but just simply fun!

the spider is the one i used to pin on a wall to decorate.

fastening a sfety pin at the behind of it with a thread,

it made a good brooch.

i got praised for them. :)


the orange collar has pics of cats,
jack-o-lunterns and haunted houses.

the cloth was only 380yen per 1m. ha!

actually, i also made this kimono belt.

fixing a piece of cloth around a thin rope took 2 days.

this bat brooch was a finger puppet.

i made 2 holes at the back to put the belt through.


How's this?!

by tedukurinoheya | 2012-01-13 00:34