100% Silk on Silk.
My own attempt at a hanfu hebao. I meant to make it out of blue satin but I couldn’t find it in the right color so I had to use blue silk instead which is more expensive *groan* The plum blossoms design is from a template but the thing was printed in such a blurry fashion by inkjet on paper that in the end I had to use my own imagination to fill in the blanks.
I made this for a friend and gave it away just before Chinese New Year but my computer troubles plus New Year obligations meant that I only got around to uploading this now.
I promised someone that I would make a bigger bag but I don’t know when that will be finished…I have yet to choose/buy the fabric…
Materials: black lip shell hairstick, white shell sakura, crystal, brass, shell pearls, glass butterfly and teardrops
Hairstick length: Approx 12.5 cm Dangle length: Approx 9.5cm
The black lip shell was chosen for its natural iridescence(look at the greenish part) which you can see in the photo. The silver colored dangle at the end represents a peacock’s feather.
Materials: brass, acrylic peony, opal, jade, cloisonne butterfly,glass, shell pearls
Hairstick length: Approx 13.5cm Dangle length: Approx 11 cm
Tinkly if you like the sound.Love the cloisonné butterfly.
Materials: brass, resin, jade, glass, purple freshwater pearl,crystal
Hair stick length: Approx 18.5cm Dangle length: Approx 8cm
The pearl is a naturally purple freshwater pearl and the Czech glass teardrop a gorgeous shifting bluish-purple.
Materials:African blackwood, pressed amber, jade butterfly, jade, crystal, glass, agate
Hairstick length: Approx 18cm Dangle length: Approx 11cm
Phoenix feather， gold and red pressed “flower” amber bead， delicate jade butterfly and agate teardrop (love the natural stone veining :3)
Materials: silver-plated brass, metal, ceramic, rabbit fur, feather, carved shell butterfly, Swarovski pearls, tassel, acrylic peony
Hairclip length: 7.5cm Tassel: 11.5cm