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,
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
The green of spring with the bright colors of plum and cherry blossoms adorn this glittering pendant.
Sakura (cherry blossoms, 桜) and ume (plum blossoms, 梅花) are signs of spring in Japan. First, the plum blossoms bloom in early spring, usually early to mid February in my home of Kyushu. Then, in April, the sakura bloom, with petals falling like snow.
The main details of this pendant are made from Japanese washi paper, little brass accents, and crystals.
This pendant captures the beauty of spring, with glittering pink and crystal clear resin. The deep green cord is made from suede, and closes with an antique brass toned lobster claw in the back, secured with double rings for durability.
~materials.........................crystal resin, Japanese paper, glass crystals, suede cording, brass findings
Springtime in Japan is a magical time, where the petals of the cherry blossoms fall like snow, blanketing the ground in piles of pink.
This pendant features a tiny bun admiring the flowers, dressed up with a flower on it's head to celebrate the season, surrounded by pearls and a sparkling Swarovski crystal.
The glittering pink ring is made from resin set with flakes that sparkle like opals in the light. The rabbit and sakura are made from traditional Japanese paper. The cord is a special kind of Japanese fabric, called "chirimen," which is patterened with flowers. It closes with a gold toned chain and lobster claw in the back.
It also looks wonderful worn as a bracelet, wrapped multiple times around your wrist!
~materials.........................crystal resin, Japanese paper, Swarovski crystal, chirimen fabric, brass findings