home tutorials contact sponsor follow

Saturday, April 6, 2013

so kawaii

I am obsessed with the kawaii culture
everything is cute and shiny and cartoonish.
I wish the whole world was kawaii.

Kawaii (かわいい [kaw͍ai.i], "lovable", "cute", or "adorable"[1]) is the quality of cuteness in the context of Japanese culture.[2][3][4] It has become a prominent aspect of Japanese popular cultureentertainmentclothingfoodtoys, personal appearancebehavior, and mannerisms.[5] The noun is kawaisa (可愛?), literally, "lovability", "cuteness" or "adorableness".
The root word is "kawai", formed from the kanji "ka" (), meaning "acceptable", and "ai" (), meaning "love". The term kawaii has taken on the secondary meanings of "cool",[6] "groovy",[6] "acceptable",[7] "desirable",[7] "charming"[8] "non-threatening", [8] and "innocence".

I've always loved hello kitty and even in high school my side kick was blinged out with a huge obnoxious cellphone charm. 
Ive recently been lusting over  kawaii whipped iphone cases. 
like these

made by xanadujulie

so I've been determined to make my own, after lots of googling I discovered that people make the little pieces themselves with clay so I went an bought a BUNCH of clay and spend hours watching tutorials on how to make different things. 

this girl socraftastic is no joke,
watch her videos and she will teach you everything.

then I watched this girls whipped decoden tutorial video.

and I made....
obviously xanadujulies is better, but Im a beginner. 
BUUUUT I am pretty proud of myself for hand making all my little clay pieces!

watch tutorials on how to make waffle molds, chocolate bars, flowers, bears, cupcakes. 

and its super fun, when I get better at it I am going to sell these in the etsy store