How To: Make an ornamental kanzashi hairpin out of a chopstick

Make an ornamental kanzashi hairpin out of a chopstick

A kanzashi, as shown in this how-to video, is an ornamental hair pin used in Chinese and Japanese hair styles. While they're more of a traditional piece, they're still commonly worn by brides and as part of a kimono costume (for geishas). This video tutorial shows a method of making this beautiful piece yourself out of any chopstick. You will need a chopstick, 10cm of wire, a charm, a big bead, two split rings, 3cm of chain, a 5mm x 2cm scrap of cloth, a pair of nippers, a pair of pliers, a knife, a grinder, epoxy resin adhesive, and an electric drill. Follow along with the steps provided in this instructional jewelry-making video and learn how to make an ornamental kanzashi hairpin.

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