Thank you all for your comments, as usual! I'm really enjoying using the other side of my brain. As a scientist, I don't get to create, I don't get to be inspired. So I'm pulling out all the stops, and I am humbled by the fact that you actually like my ideas!
Anyway, enough of that sappy stuff, I finally took pictures of my first hair accessory finished! This one will be mine... I had not intended it that way, but I kept building on it and building on it and it got so big and beautiful and so I said, 'yeah, I want this one.' Don't worry though, the others will still be beautiful, just not as large as mine. I don't know many people who would want theirs to be as large as mine, but you have to remember how large my hair is; the flower has to accommodate the hair! I have to apologize ahead of time because my real camera is acting up, not reading its memory card, so I had to take pictures with my phone, which has a decent camera, but they're still a bit blurry. Last apologetic note, I will actually take pictures of it in my hair once I have a clip or comb attached to the back... also my hair was a frizzy mess last night :)
I give you three different views since all are kinda' blurry. Put them all together and hopefully you get a sense of the whole look of the thing: