I managed this piece the day of a Mardi Gras party I attended in downtown Dallas this past Friday. Its a Kiku on a 2.5 inch base, making it roughly about 3 inches across. That's fairly large for a chrysanthemum. It has four tiers of shidare falls, with silver and rhinestone accents. The shidare is rotational, which took some real engineering. It's two pieces of 20g wire with a loop at the top and bound just underneath with some 26g, both in gold. I had originally intended the charms and bells to be in gold but I couldn't find anything. Dallas isn't very good for Mardi Gras selection, and I made this piece at the last minute. No time to order specialty parts. It is well secured at least, I wore it the whole night with only half my hair up and it never moved. The charms and size of the kiku make the weight of this piece pronounced though. I could tell I had something in my hair, though it didn't pull or move. I would give this one a medium weight grade.
I am still working on the chrysanthemum bridge. I started the leaves last night but didn't get past 2 pieces since I was very tired from being up late the night before. But it's still a start. I will hopefully be working on more later today.