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« Reply #100 on: August 29, 2010 12:40:52 AM »

im not a fairy person, but i love love love love the fairy wing necklace, its lovely!
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« Reply #101 on: August 29, 2010 08:30:55 AM »

It's all really neat! I would like to know how the fairey wing necklace was made.
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« Reply #102 on: August 29, 2010 09:35:44 AM »

Thanks for the compliments, guys! And I'm glad you liked everything, Shane. As far as the necklace goes, I learned to make the wings from a book called Enchanted Adornments. It's a fantastic book. In it, she uses resin, which I don't. Briefly, here's what I do:

Bend a piece of wire into the shape you need. The top is formed by overlapping the wire and making a wrapped loop, then bending the excess down toward the bottom of the wing, curled into a semicircle. Then use very thin wire to make the "veins." The veins go from the wing tip up to the semicircle of wire you left near the top. Once all the wire work is done, coat the back of the wing in glue (I used Gem-Tac, I think) and press a piece of tissue paper onto it. When the glue is dry, carefully tear off the excess tissue around the edge of the wing.

Then's the fun part-- I use either "Glossy Accents" or "Crackle Effects" (both from the scrapbooking aisle at Joann) to fill in the wing. The tissue paper acts as a back, so the filling doesn't run out. The tissue also will turn slightly translucent. While the filling is wet, you can add whatever you like-- beads, glitter, cogs, etc. Let the whole shebang dry, and then flip it over and coat the back, lightly, with the same stuff you used as filling (either the glossy or crackle stuff). Let that dry, too. Then sling it on a chain.

Hope that helps! You can experiment with layering different colors of paper, or using different shapes. You needn't make wings; the effect is somewhat like stained glass, so be creative. I love making those wings; I sell them in my Etsy shop only because I made WAY TOO MANY when I was learning how. Cheesy
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« Reply #103 on: August 29, 2010 10:50:35 AM »

Oh, I've seen that book! I'll have to try that technique out sometime. Thanks, Atlascoughed.
I would have sworn that was resin!
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« Reply #104 on: August 29, 2010 10:54:36 AM »

I've seen that book and been lusting after it ever since!  I love those wings too!  I'll have to grab the book on Amazon.  Wink
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« Reply #105 on: August 29, 2010 11:06:39 AM »

Thanks for the directions!
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« Reply #106 on: August 29, 2010 03:15:30 PM »

Those wings are fabulous! Wisting!
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« Reply #107 on: August 31, 2010 08:37:08 AM »

Okey Dokey, sorry for the delay but for some reason my camera won't talk to my computer right now. God know's what they said to each other to make them not talk to each other now....

Here are the pictures of the box and earrings Bookstorebabe made for me. I tell ya she made so much stuff for me!

It's totally cool and it was stuffed with jewelry she made!
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How cute are these? Where do you guys find these things like the little tea cups? I haven't seen them at Michael's Maybe I'm not hitting up the right aisle?
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« Reply #108 on: August 31, 2010 08:49:04 AM »

The box and earrings are so cute! Is the box hand-painted? Love the airship.
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« Reply #109 on: August 31, 2010 08:51:34 AM »

still want to pick up that book, but I went and made a word document for those fairy wings.  Grin

and I love those earrings!!  I can never find cute little minis like that either.  Wink
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