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Jewelry Artist: Susan Maxwell Schmidt

Silver Kanzashi

The kanzashi’s original purpose was a charm against evil spirits. The tradition began as early as 1000 BC to 300 AD, in Japan’s Jomon Era. Decorating them with flowers invited deities. The art captured the Japanese cultural imagination in the … Continue reading

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Longlocks Hair Sticks: My Favorites

My friend Susan makes couture hair jewelry with inimitable style. She has shown me other hair stick makers, whom she likes. Those sticks were made by a wood turner and were beautiful, but they were for a different woman. Those … Continue reading

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Chinese Hair Ornaments

China’s Jiangsu Province now has a comb museum. Displaying 300 ancient combs, the museum is located in Changzhou. The combs of Changzhou fall into two categories: Shue and Bi. Shue combs are made of wood and are practical items with … Continue reading

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Poilies

Just because I didn’t think we needed to see the swastika comb forever as the blog’s first post, I’m putting up a picture of me in Susan Maxwell Schmidt’s pearl geisha hair sticks she made just for me! That’s because … Continue reading

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