I am Paulina, designer and owner of OSHIN ART.
Since I was a child, art has been my passion, for this reason I have learnt different techniques such as painting, embroidery, doll making, crochet, knitting, sewing, etc.
I am not Japanese; however, I love and admire Japanese culture and traditional arts, especially handmade crafts. It all started 10 years ago when I found the Tsumami-Zaiku Kanzashi technique and since then, I have learnt by observing, practising and researching among Japanese masters and dedicated forums.
Now, in my creations, I try to be faithful and respect the original technique, but adapting the designs to a western-style and I make my own original designs.
Each petal, each leaf, is made by hand, one by one, with love and patience; for this reason, I prefer to use only the best quality materials, such as chiffon, organza, taffeta, chirimen , silk and cotton brought from Japan; some fabrics have been hand-painted by me. For a final touch, I use pearls, gems, pistils, Swarovski crystals and pearls. I do not use ribbons and I do not use threads and needles.
Wear my Kanzashi Flowers on hair, clothes, hats, as a charm on handbags, as a precious jewel on your neck, hands and wrists or decorate your favourite spaces with them.
You will find simple and beautiful designs to wear daily, also more elaborate designs for special occasions and limited collections for brides, bridegrooms, pages, flower girls, bridesmaids or as a wedding reminder for guests.
I am inspired by flowers, nature in general, the seasons and the beauty and elegance of Geishas and Maikos.
Apart of Kanzashi Flowers, OSHIN ART is recognized for its great variety of creations, such as personalized string dolls, fofuchas dolls, soft dolls, keyrings, accessories, pictures and personalized items.
I offer workshops in Fargo Village Coventry in ideal space, with comfortable facilities and surrounded by lots of small, independent businesses, who are on similar activities.
You can find my shop at FARGO VILLAGE Coventry and very soon, you could find Kanzashi Flowers in my Etsy shop.
If you have any special requirements, please do not hesitate to contact me.