I'm a sucker for baby animals, chibi, general cute anime-ish things, and everything in between. And bad jokes. I like those, too. I can't help it. It's a problem, I know, but... but...!
And kitties. Oh gawd, the kitties!
I'm a sewing maniac, who is willing to sew just about anything (cosplay or otherwise) you could throw at me!
I'm currently residing in Japan with my wonderful husband
I'm not working on cosplay commissions at the moment, nor much sewing apart from small personal projects (purses and jewelry, more than anything) due to only having one (I know, right?!) sewing machine with me, and no dress forms or even room to work!
So, for the time being, I am simply existing, getting over some crippling mental health issues, and snapping pictures every chance I get.
I graduated with a BFA in Costume Production in the Spring of 2008. I had created my own costume and cosplay studio, Taeliac Studio,
way back in 2002, which I ran with my husband until we moved to Japan in fall of 2012. We specialized in custom cosplay pieces, and won numerous awards for our work throughout the US. Since moving to Japan, it is incredibly difficult to get your hands on good fabric, and until very recently, we didn't have the room for me to even consider sewing. Now that there is a bit of space (seriously, Japanese apartments are small), I have slowly dipped my toes back into making things, while juggling life,
In spring, there is a festival across Japan in celebration of girls and dolls, called "hina matsuri." Elaborate displays of dolls showing a royal court appear in houses across the country, and each display has a 3 color mochi cake along with the Emperor and Empress.
This delicious confectonary is made from pounded rice molded into shapes. White is the rice, while the pink layer is sakura (cherry blossom) flavor, and the green is green tea flavor.
These earrings evoke the fun of the iconic dessert. They are a limited edition creation for this spring festival, and come in three different shapes:
🌸 Diamond Cake is the traditional shape of the cakes found in hina matsuri displays.
🌸 Sakura Petal Cake is made in the icon of Japanese spring, the notched cherry blossom petal.
🌸 Circular Cake features sparkling pink in the mochi dessert.
Each earring features a cherry pink cherry blossom Swarovski crystal above the cake, to catch the light. They are mounted on brass colored earring hooks, but can be replaced with clip on if you do not have pierced earrings, just let me know!
If the earrings are not made at the time of purchase, it will take me approximately a week to have them made and sent out to you. They are an involved process to make, hence it will take a little bit, so please let me know if you need them for a certain date.
~earring length..............3.5cm/~1⅓ in
~earring width................ 1cm/~⅜ in
~materials.........................crystal resin, Swarovski crystals, brass findings
Cherry blossoms, or sakua in Japanese, are an iconic symbol of spring in Japan. During a brief few weeks in April, they fall like snow across the country. It is so beautiful that people take time out of their busy schedules to watch the petals fall with their families and friends.
These little studs help to capture the wonder and beauty that is sakura season in Japan.
🌸 Pearl features an opaque, cloudy background of pure pearl white that shows off the sakura pink glitter falling from the tips of the petals.
🌸 Gold shows off shimmering gold behind multi colored holographic glitter pieces in a rainbow of colors.
🌸 Crystal is a trasnslucent glitter in an aurora of colors, all backed by a faint shimmer of blue when the light catches it.
Each petal has a sakura at the base of the petal, adding to the wonder of the piece.
These earrings will need to be made when you order, so please be aware of this. They may take as long as 2 weeks to make, although I will do my best to have them out to you as fast as possible! Please select the colors you love, or if you would like something else custom made for you, please just ask and I shall see what I can do to make your dreams real!
🌸 I can also make these for you even if you don't have pierced ears - just be sure to tell me in the checkout! (I will use soft plastic clutches for non-pierced pieces)
~earring length..............2cm/~¾ in
~earring width................ 1cm/~⅓ in
~materials.........................crystal resin, stickers, glitter, brass findings