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« on: October 27, 2007 02:28:56 PM »

I'm wanting to make some fairy wings for my daughter halloween costume. I bought everything I need, cost a fortune, would hae been cheaper to buy, but hey, thats no fun i guess!
The problem I have is finding wire strong enough to stay rigid when I pull the stocking over it.

What do you guys use? And where do I buy it? I know you can use wire coat hangers, but I dont know where to buy those. I'm stuck Sad
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2007 04:14:36 PM »

No! Wire! Hangers!
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Gee, nobody seems to sell those anymore, do they? The only place I could think of to get them might be your local dry cleaner's - they still seem to use them and might be willing to sell you a couple.
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2007 05:18:59 PM »

i got the wire i used for my wings in the hardware section of walmart...its 14 gauge i think

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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2007 05:27:06 PM »

using a hammer to flatten wire after it's bent into shape can add a bit of structural support.

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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2007 07:50:06 PM »

you can't find wire hangers?!
i always thought they just spontaneously appeared in closets, sort of like dust bunnies, and orphaned socks.
if you can't find coat hangers i would go to the hardware store, i'm sure you'll find something.

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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2007 10:55:10 AM »

You can always find loads of wire hangers at second-hand places like Value Village or Goodwill.
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2007 11:09:16 AM »

Haha, guess what I spotted at Wal-mart yesterday??? Wire coat hangers!!!! No lie. I had JUST told my mom about this post when we passed by them yesterday.

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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2007 01:49:32 PM »

I second the hardware section of Walmart.  It's usually around the nails and hooks and such, and comes in big fun rolls.  14 or 16 gauge is what I typically use for my cellophane wings and it works great.

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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2007 12:36:57 PM »

Well, I nabbed some wire coat hangers from work, I rumaged through all the wardrobes hahaha.
The wings are finished!


« Last Edit: October 30, 2007 12:44:38 PM by tramca - Reason: add another pic » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2007 12:44:36 PM »

Those are really cute! I'm glad you got them finished!
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