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…
(100% Silk on Silk) by Ink Jade Studio
I embroidered this as a Xmas present (design not by me though as this was from a kit) for a close friend. Just delivered it safely and on time. 🙂
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, rabbit fur, crystal, red agate, freshwater teardrop pearl
Hairstick length: Approx 14cm Dangle length: Approx 9.5 cm
Meant to evoke the crystalline purity of fresh plum blossoms in snow. The pearl used is a natural freshwater teardrop pearl.
It’s actually inspired by my favorite tune (^3^) This is the character theme music of a character from Taiwanese Pili Puppet Show 霹雳布袋戏。
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: dyed bone(bovine), resin, brass,jade, glass, crystal, shell pearls Hairstick length: Approx 10cm Dangle length: Approx 13 cm The lotus is a symbol of purity and transcendence in many Asian cultures.It grows out of the mud in the darkness but remains unstained. (Yeah, it happens to be my studio logo too (^_-)y )
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: brass, resin, crystal,shell pearls, fluorite
Hairstick length: Approx 16.5cm Dangle length: Approx 9.5cm
Resin peony. The natural fluorite bead is green with a blush of purple(it looks darker in the photo because of the lighting).
Materials: brass, shell pearl, crystal, opal, carved shell
Hairstick length: Approx 18cm Dangle length: Approx 13cm
Rabbit in the moon theme with whimsical carved shell crescent moon and silver rabbit.This silver version has a silver mesh peony on top.Here’s the gold version of this:
Materials:carved shell, brass, shell pearl, crystal, red agate, opal
Hairstick length: Approx 13cm Dangle length: Approx 12cm
The flower on top is plum while the one below between the goldfish and the opal bead is a multiple-petal lotus.