I wasn't real thrilled with it, but I was showing it to the lady at the quilt museum, and she asked me to make 20. They had an exhibition of Japanese quilts coming up and she thought they might be a good addition to the gift shop. So I tweaked the idea a bit, and also tweaked the one I made for my mom a couple of years back:
And came up with an ornament that I liked quite a lot. I'm getting ahead of myself, though. I grabbed some canes I made over the last few months:
There were a few that were the right size, so I carefully (but not carefully enough, alas), cut a bunch of slices for the ornaments...and ta-da! Japanese angel ornaments!
Well, it was a little more work than just ta-da! but I'm very happy with the way they turned out. Here's a behind the scenes (no pun intended) look at the back of the ornaments (before the hair went on):
I delivered them to the quilt museum, and they seemed to like them.
Here's a couple of close-ups:
I've made a couple dozen more since then..various sizes and different types of detail. I'll post pics over the next couple of days....