Here's the various sizes I've done over the last couple of months:
The one on the left is the largest...about five inches tall. I added a couple of little touches--different hair ornaments, a fan, and an obidome (a little ornament on the sash). Most of the Japanese ornaments I've done are between three and a half to four inches tall. It seems to be the optimal size for a Christmas ornament.
The orange one is a little smaller, three inches. There's a reason for that, but we'll save it for another post. And finally, there's the one on the right. It's about two inches tall and I made it that small on purpose...ta da!
Heh. I took it up to show my mom. She liked it and said, "Is it for me?" Um...sure. Really though, I never know quite what she will like, so I'm happy to give her something she admires. I have a couple more Japanese Kimono beads...it will probably take a while to string them into necklaces--I have the hardest time winnowing down the beads to an acceptable amount. We'll see....