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parallax
« on: October 11, 2009 10:12:39 PM »

So I had a ton of fun making and wearing the fairy wings I wore to the Renaissance Faire this year (you can see those here:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314086.msg3613787#msg3613787)

So I made a pair for my cousin's daughter's 6th birthday. Naturally, I didn't remember to take any pictures! They said they'd send me an action shot but I'm still waiting on it :/

However! Everyone in my family was really impressed with them and encouraged me to make a few more to try and sell. There's an upcoming craft show that I'm trying to get into so I made these two as samples:

Pretty green ones:


And lovely pink ones:


I've also made an array of horns that still need to be strung:


What do you think?
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twiterpert
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009 10:50:12 PM »

Those wings are stellar! They would probably sell amazingly at RenFests. Many of the people I go with don't like going all out but still want to fit in. These would be a great purchase for them as they are very lovely and unique, but are still easily packed, for those who travel to get a Faire.

How do you keep the holes in them from running?
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2009 11:17:06 PM »

they are pretty awesome!
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threegirlsandaboy
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2009 09:46:40 AM »

WoweeWowWow!!  Those are fantastic!  I even like the horns, and those are totally not my thing.   Smiley
I realize you are selling these now, but do you have any tips you might share with us?  My girlies would be CRAZY for these!! 
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2009 10:12:34 AM »

WOW WOW WOW!!!  These may be the best hand-made fairy wings I've ever seen!!!  Amazing!

Did you use the wire-and-pantyhose method, or is there some other magical way you've done this?  Of course, you don't have to share since you're trying to sell them, but...WOW.  I am stunned.
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parallax
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2009 07:02:14 PM »

Thanks for the compliments - I hope the craftie show people will like them enough to book me Tongue

Yes, these are the tried-n-true wire and pantyhose method.
I use 14g galvanized steel wire and .33 cents-a-pair queen sized knee-highs. I make the wire frame in fun shapes and just stretch the panyhose over them, securing with electric tape.
To get the holes, I use incense sticks! It's hot enough to melt the edges (although I still do get runs - I just incorporate them into the design) but not so hot that it burns a huge hole.
And then it's just basic acrylic craft paint and Elmer's glue and glitter! Oh, and to get the hose to follow the wire in some of the bigger dips, I pinch it and whip-stitch it to the frame. I always glitterize in those spots to hide the thread Smiley
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threegirlsandaboy
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2009 05:43:35 AM »

Thank you so much for the how-to!  I LOVE these!!  I clicked "this rocks".   Smiley
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PrincessProcrastination
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2009 06:32:15 AM »

Awesome! The cutest wings I've seen in a while, and the horns will make great additions!
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twiterpert
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2009 01:35:45 PM »

Incense? Ingenious! Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2009 05:18:15 PM »

These are super cute! i would totally get a set if i saw you at a Ren Faire!

The horns are adorable too. Do they flop around once they're strung? I can never figure out how to get them tight enough to not flip around and yet loose enough to not hurt my head...

Awesome job on these!
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