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« on: June 04, 2010 11:34:49 PM »


I used the cord for curtains and upholstery found in the backs of most JoAnnes, wrapped that in soft metal wires, and then lined the back cross and most of the wings with hanger wire for support, and then coiled over all that with yarn.  If you would notice--the designs inside the wings are in all purpose symmetrical like real wings.  It was actaully pretty easy to do.  The second time I had a pattern.  The first time was just trying to fill up a predetermined space.





The story: My final project in my Fiber Arts Class was a wearable project.  I didn't want to make a wearable project I would never wear.  What did other people make?  A coiled hat, a revamped bra, felted beer mittens... (there was a bottle cap opener attached! It was silly), a bag or two.   I wanted to be awesome so of course I tell her "Fairy Wings".

Why do I alway choose projects that are too much work?  I did the same thing for my high school fibers class, I picked a huge project--not just a big one. Anyway, with the teacher looking at me like "What is she thinking--she'll never get this done" I did it! 


I had to pull my first college all-nighter for this.  I finished 2 hours before class. I changed my clothes, and left for class early,proudly wearing my wings.... in the snow. ^_^ 


I don't know how long this took.  This project was made at the same time as my weaving.   (the weaving was due a week before, so i basically put most of this off until that week.)

Though, I didn't do as good as I wanted. The back has gaps because I only had time to focus on one side sadly.  If I ever make this into a full costume for Halloween or something--I'll go back and try to fix that.  For now it's fine. ^_^
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2010 11:44:35 PM »

Wow these are amazing, when I first saw the picture I thought they were small, then i scrolled down and saw you wearing them!! BEST WINGS EVER!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010 11:54:34 PM »

Wow these are amazing, when I first saw the picture I thought they were small, then i scrolled down and saw you wearing them!! BEST WINGS EVER!!!!
haha! Thank you very much. ^_^ Yes, they are quite large. I'm so used to looking at them, I didn't even think of their size being mistaken.
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010 02:09:19 AM »

They're amazing!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2010 08:53:15 AM »

THANK YOU!!!!!!

I am in charge of the wings for my granddaughter's fairy halloween costume and I was at a complete loss as to how to make them stable and stylish. You have just saved my grandma butt!
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2010 09:36:12 AM »

THANK YOU!!!!!!

I am in charge of the wings for my granddaughter's fairy halloween costume and I was at a complete loss as to how to make them stable and stylish. You have just saved my grandma butt!
haha! Well, I'm glad I could help! Good luck!
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010 06:13:56 PM »

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! There is a fairy fest yearly near where I live, and I have been dying to make my own wings. You are an insperation!
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010 10:13:05 PM »

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! There is a fairy fest yearly near where I live, and I have been dying to make my own wings. You are an insperation!
A Festival?!  Sounds like fun!  Good luck! Make sure you post your wings when you make them. ^_^
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