19 December, 2004 

  Burlesque Kanzashi

My close friend is a professional dancer, concentrating in both asian/oriental/middle eastern dance and burlesque/fusion type dance. I wanted to make her a kanzashi for Christmas...but was kind of stuck on what type to make. I then remembered that she is incorporating an ostrich feather fan dance in her burlesque acts. My brain got ticking over and I decided to make a feather based kanzashi for her that has a very vintage, burlesque feel to it that she can wear as a part of the costume.

I'm quite happy with how it turned out. I used two different cream/ivory toned vintage kimono silk lining fabric for the flower. You will have to pardon my bad photographs - I have barely any light here at night time.