A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.

Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 320,090
Currently Running With Scissors:
171 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Fun fairy wings!  (Read 13624 times)
Tags for this thread: fairy , wings , featured_project  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« 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:https://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?

« 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?

I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.
Offline Offline

Posts: 1557
Joined: 30-Dec-2006

I don't mean to impose, but I am the Ocean.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2009 11:17:06 PM »

they are pretty awesome!

« 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!! 
My Handmade Hell
Offline Offline

Posts: 184
Joined: 16-Sep-2008

My Handmade Hell

View Profile WWW
« 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.

« 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

« 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
« 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!
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2009 01:35:45 PM »

Incense? Ingenious! Thanks for sharing.

I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.
Offline Offline

Posts: 567
Joined: 09-Oct-2009

Craft like you care!

View Profile available for personal swaps
« 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!

Organizing my first swap:  Go Green Quick and Easy Weekend Swap!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Designated Cutting Boards
Tute Tuesday: Altered Journal Page
Magic and Luck

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.