The top 2 wing sections are actually one really long length of 16 gauge jewelry wire, and the bottom two are also from one long piece. I shaped the two different wire pieces into my desired shape and then stitched the white undershirt material over them. Then I painted the top and bottom pieces (I'm not very good at making symmetrical stuff, so they're not very even looking with the painted design). After finishing the painting and glittering, I positioned both wire/fabric pieces where I wanted them and wrapped some more wire around the central area. Then I wrapped some masking tape around the wire; then some pretty ribbon over the tape to hide it's ugliness and proceeded to decorate in a fashion similar to the wing picture I scanned from my sister's notebook.
I know that it may sound kinda wonky, so I drew some very lame-o pictures to kind of illustrate what I did: