Here is the start of a tutorial. Ill add more photos after I take more pictures.
Start with 14 gauge wire. You can buy it in a package of 100ft for around $5.00 at Homedepot. I used the preformed coil as my pattern to make simple wing shapes.
Cut a piece of wire that is about 3 or 4 bigger than the circumference of the circle.
Find the point on the wire where the two sides would meet to form a circle. You should have a 1 ½ to 2 tail on each end and with your pliers bend each tail to form a 90 degree angle.
Twist the two ends together. To make the ends lay flatter you could use electrical tape at this point and tape the ends together instead of twisting them together.
Here is one basic circle shaped wing.
To make a pointy wing, just pull out the top of the wing to a point.
Next you have to wrap the wings with panty hose. I used knee highs that I found at Walmart. I used ivory knee highs but I think the nude ones would be OK too. They were sold for 4 pair for $1. Good price when you have to make 14 sets of wings and each set need 6 wing pieces!!!
Pull the knee high over the wire form and try to keep the seam close to the wire. Pull the knee high tight and twist it around the base of the wing all the way down the wire form.
Use electrical tape to secure the knee high. I found it was easiest if I held the tape between my knees and wrapped it around the end of the wing. I then just twisted the wing so the tape would wrap all the way down the end. Cut of tape and excess knee high.
I used spray paint on the wings. It gave me a much smoother coverage than acrylic paint and it was really fast. The inside was a buttercream color and the out side edge was raspberry. Make sure you spray paint the edges and do both sides.
You can use a lot of things to decorate the wings: glitter, gems, and dimensional paint. I would suggest using a fine glitter and applying it right after you spray painted, so the paint acts as the glue. You can even use a wood burning tool or an incense stick to burn holes in the nylons. I made a pattern on a piece of paper for each wing shape. I placed the wing on top of the pattern and used dimensional glitter paint to make swirls. Make sure you do a mirror image of your pattern on your wing sets so the pattern is going the right way. Once your paint dries you can do the back of the wings or just leave them plain.
Arrange each wing piece and bend the ends so all of the ends will lay flat. Use the electrical tape and to secure all of the wings together. Bend each wing out a little bit to give the wings dimension.
I spray painted the tape to if any of it showed it would match the wings. Next use ribbon and wrap it around the tape to hide it. Secure the ribbon with hot glue and craft glue. The craft glue will give it a strong hold, and the hot glue will hold it in place while the craft glue dries.
Cut two lengths of elastic about 16each. Over lap the ends about 1/2 and form a loop. Sew the ends together using a zigzag stitch on a sewing machine or sew them by hand. Place the elastics over the wings and have the seams lay on the center section and facing out. The seams will be covered up with flowers later. Secure the elastic with craft glue so they will not pull off. Decorate the center of the wings with ribbons. Use the craft glue and hot glue technique to make sure the ribbons are secure. Cover up all of the seams with artificial flowers. To make the flowers lay flatter, cut of the plastic ends but not all the way so the flower stays together.
Now have your little one enjoy the wings!