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Once again I made three new ornaments.
You can learn how to make one from the pictures of this website.
I made a heart. This is not a traditional design, but to me it would symbolize the wish that one's daughter grows up to be a loving person.
I also made an empress dressed in several layers of kimono. Underneath the fabric is a clam shell.
I made it like this:
First I covered one shell with chirimen silk (crepe silk).
Then I glued some white chirimen over the pointed tip of the other shell, for the face.
The collar of the first kimono.
The second and third layers.
Over the forth (yellow) layer I dressed the clam shell with the right side of the outer kimono
and then the left side.
I then turned in the excess chirimen silk and stitch the two clam shells together, and drew the face.