I recently flipped through Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts: An A-to-Z Guide with Detailed Instructions and Endless Inspiration. It is a beautiful book with plenty of inspiring color photos of the projects. I was especially intrigued by the air-dry clay flowers the encyclopedia details; the extremely lightweight clay is perfect for hair accessories, especially to be worn in fine hair like mine. Because the book is in encyclopedia form, however, the techniques are arranged alphabetically (as in 'C is for Clay') and some of the projects did not receive as much attention as others. The section on clay describes how to recreate several varieties of flowers in the clay but the photos weren't quite large enough to clearly convey the shape of each type of petal and how to arrange them. Below, I have posted the photos from my attempt to make a gardenia hair pin. Granted, I took a little creative license with the flower, especially with the number of petals; the instructional text does not include a specific number of petals for the gardenia, but in photos it looks like they have eight. Mine has six. I was more concerned with the look than with creating a perfectly realistic flower.