The wings you see below are the new set and they are HUGE. I have made them proportional to the tail length but at the same time they are at least 3.5 to 4 inches in width. Not only that, but I have used up the last of my red chirimen in order to make this piece. I even have two different colors of red in there, the china red and the dark red. But frankly you can't tell unless you look very closely at the real piece. I still have one more row of rounded petals I want to place around the neck to make it more full and to hide the underneath better.
Seeing as this baby is HUGE i am going to have to eventually try again on a much smaller piece that I can handle better. But it was fun to try a bird again. Cranes are awesome too but I didn't have enough white to pull something like that off. (I will once this new order come in.)
I have a few more ideas on things I am going to make. I am going to spend some time making stock items to build up some inventory for not only the TZArtisan shop but my own as well. I also have that big stock of new prints I got from Ariel, the TZArtisan team leader, and the barrette forms and things I want to play with. I still have that mizuhiki to try out, and I want to do some Christmas pieces. I'm not sure I will get it all done this year, though.