This tsumami kanzashi supply kit contains cut crepe squares, tweezers, cardboard flower bases, stamens, corsage pin/hair clips, hair clips, stryofoam half round bases and a plastic work board all in a wonderful storage box. It would make a wonderful gift.
The kit contains the following items:
**11 different colors of pre-cut 25mm, crepe squares. There are 15 squares for each color EXCEPT the off-white "milk" color which as 30 squares. This means that you will receive 180 total squares.
**1 fine pointed tweezer. This is the same tweezers found here:
**20 cardboard bases in 20mm size
**1 bundle of paper flower stamens. The stamens have the following color and size:
Pearl White hued paper flower stamens:
Diameter of stamen "ball": 1.5mm
One bunch is 144 stems or 288 "balls"
**3 silver colored metal corsage pins/clips. These small corsage pins have a pin and a clip on the backside. They can be used as a pin, clipped on clothing or as a hair clip. (photo 6)
**5 black colored metal snap hair clips with round metal base (photo 7)
**3 - 20 mm half round styrofoam bases. These are the same bases that are seen here:
**One black plastic work board. You can place the glued flowers on this board until you are ready for placing them on your base. The board measures about 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) in size and is flexible.
Instructions on how to create the flower petals are also included. These instructions are in Japanese however there are drawings that are easy to understand without reading the instructions.
This rayon chirimen is specifically made for creating tsumami kanzashi. It has a beautiful crepe texture which makes a nice sturdy petal without the use of starch.
I prefer to use the Tsumami Kanzashi glue (instead of nori paste) for these squares. This glue binds the petals together quickly so they don't "pop" apart. Only a small amount of glue is needed so it can be used sparingly.
Glue can be purchased here: www.rochestertextile.com/search?q=kanzashi+glue
Please note that the glue is NOT included in this kit. You will need glue to create the flowers and a metal glue or super glue that can be used to attach the flowers to the metal hair clips.
The last photo shows two flowers that I created using these chirimen squares. These flowers are not for sale but are just shown as an example of what can be created. Please note that the flower on the left was created using two sizes of chirimen squares. The larger, 22mm squares were used for the darker pink (outside) part of the petal and the smaller, 20mm squares were used for the lighter pink (inside) part of the petal.
Please note that if you order a large number of thread or small items the shipping weight may be overestimated. Be assured that I always refund shipping cost overages of $1.00 or more. You may also wish to contact me so that I can set up a special order for you. This order will have the accurate shipping cost. I do not charge handling or packaging fees.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
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Dec 21, 2022
Shipped very, very fast. It is as described and perfect in every way. I cannot wait to get started.