Hand-sewn Chinese Silk Purse Hand-Embroidered with Plum Flowers and Butterfly

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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…

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Black Lip Shell and Cherry Blossom Buyao Hairstick 黑蝶贝樱花步摇

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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.