I've been busy.
This is just the flower pieces for the new tiara, in a general layout. I still have 10 leaf pieces and several pieces of floral spray to add as well. These pieces still have to be thread wrapped in order for the wires to be properly attached to the frame and not slip once in place.
Tomorrow I have a kanzashi date with my kanzashi friend, and she is teaching me a peony. After several attempts I have decided it would be less expensive if she taught it to me than if I continued using up chirimen on my own. She is so kind to do it, and its a good excuse to have lunch with her :)
Hopefully I can post a new peony soon!