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« on: January 24, 2006 04:31:41 PM »

well this is my first project post on crafster, im totally nervous!! anyhoo, i got the idea for these a few months ago just before halloween for making wings, now noone can top these but i thought it would be fun to make some http://community.livejournal.com/goodbyescissors/51737.html
they werent really for halloween i just randomly made them since i like absinthe ... and faries ... and the absinthe fairy.. i should stop blabbering!
the wings are made from 14 gauge wire, nylon tights, plastic diamonte, spray paint, glitterglue and spray, sequins, ribbon, thread and duct tape.
and i made some cute clip in horns made from polymer clay (fimo), hair clips and the same glitter glue i used on my wings , my friend was like going to kill me and steal them so i made him some purple glittery horns heheh, cute, but i dont have pics yet, he liked the wings too but ... how many guys walk around with wings on and live to tell the tale?

my little sister is modelling them in the first photos, she is on here as sillysausage :-)



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if anybody could comment id really appreciate it, thanks!! xxx
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2006 04:39:06 PM »

aww looks cute! and i love your hair color!
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2006 05:18:14 PM »

aww looks cute! and i love your hair color!

aww thank you very much!  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2006 05:23:06 PM »

Those are so pretty and awesome! From what I can tell you did a really nice job with both the wings and the horms!
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2006 09:06:05 PM »

Those are excellent!  You should make some to wear/display/sell at a Renaissance Festival!  We love going to them and my daughter dresses as a kind of Goth Fairy, with black crepe skirt (from the Goodwill store), a black camisole and black glittery wings.  I was going to try to make some before next summer and you have inspired me!  So far, I have only gotten to the 'bending of coated hanger' stage of things.  TishaLee
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2006 09:08:52 PM »

wow!
lovely, so perfectly symmetrical and green.
i made some wings once... a long long time ago before i knew the wonders of needlenose pliers... and they were bad
yours of course blow them right out of the water.
lovely!
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2006 09:16:59 PM »

It's all incredibly gorgeous!

The holes in the wings make it all look so much more ephemereal but how in hel' did you get the holes so perfect without them running or straying?  They're PERFECT.  How how how?
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2006 10:55:58 PM »

Those wings are absolutely beautiful! I love them!
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2006 11:14:07 PM »

Those are really awesome. I too, am interested in how you managed to make the holes look not crappy. When using lighters, I always have to work extra-hard to avoid the suck.
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2006 07:27:29 AM »

Those are excellent!  You should make some to wear/display/sell at a Renaissance Festival!  We love going to them and my daughter dresses as a kind of Goth Fairy, with black crepe skirt (from the Goodwill store), a black camisole and black glittery wings.  I was going to try to make some before next summer and you have inspired me!  So far, I have only gotten to the 'bending of coated hanger' stage of things.  TishaLee

thanks everyone for the comments, im flattered  Kiss  tisha lee, id really love the idea of selling them at a renaissance fair but ive never heard of them where i live (Scotland) the first time ivee heard of them was on here, they sound like fun!! im glad ive inspired you, good luck!!!
for the question a few of you have posted - the holes, what i used was an incence stick, one of the long ones, it worked great especially for the small more detailed holes, it was fun!

now for some trial and error stuff and tips which could be handy for anyone making wings

make sure you have a table or something beneath the wings before you burn the holes,
for the incence stick sometimes you have to wait for it to warm up a bit again between burning the holes
to get the wings symetrical (the wings are made out of 4 peices) i bent the wire into a shape i was happy with then taped the ends together then i masking taped the beginning of the next wing to the frame part and bent the wire around the original wing so that they were as close to matching that i could get
i done a few sketches of wings first, make sure the bits that are bent in dont go down too far because it is hard to get the tights to cling to that shape, for the more detailed wire bits i sewed around the frame with clear plastic thread so the tights didnt move around (i done this before i sprayed them)
get the biggest tights you can, the bigger you can find the less it will squash your frame and make the frame a little bigger than you want the wings because the tights squash the frame down a little bit
i used satin ribbon for the straps but if i made them again id get a ribbon that wasnt so slippy, they move around a bit sometimes! ive heard that some people use elastic but id only use that for very small wings because i think it would strech too much

hope that comes in handy for someone xx

p.s i didnt need any wire tools apart from to cut the wire, i just used my hands
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