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No Sew Fairy Wings Tutorial Part 2 of 2 by vickybunnyangel No Sew Fairy Wings Tutorial Part 2 of 2 by vickybunnyangel
These wings took me about a day to make. I designed them for a special little girl (my cousin) for Halloween so she could be a fairy queen! They are incredibly lightweight and are durable enough to withstand all the energetic activities little kids do.

I like the elaborate butterfly wing design look, but personally suck at manipulating wire to get it. So I decided to cut the vein designs out of bristol board, and then reinforce the overall outline with wire.

This is also a no-sew method for those of you who find it a hassle to whip-stitch fabric onto a wire frame.

Questions? need clarification? Feel free to leave a comment and I'll do my best to demystify things for you ^_^

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Ammiranthaquiem4 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Where did you get the wire and what size gauge was it?
 
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Mariposabutterfly Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student General Artist
I always wanna try this out! 
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flamingchibi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Can I paint the wings instead of using a glue to reinforce the wings if they are colored? The wings I want to make are a turquoise blue color.
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DuoXKouga Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
If you need to add color to the wings how would you go about doing those? I'm making Gertrud's wings from Madoka Magica. They're blue and black.
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can choose whatever colour you want! Use different colour fabric, and spraypaint the veins to any colour you want as well
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katsumi630 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
For the wire is it covered up? In some of the pictures it looks like it..but I can't tell. I wanted to make some wings for a custom and have been looking around at tutorials and such, but I don't want the wire to really show.
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No it isn't. It's not immediately visible, but it is exposed on the back side. If you want a more concealed technique then I would suggest whipstitching fabric to a wire frame (see tutorials by Lillyxandra). Although I'm replying to you super late so I'm going to assume you have things figured out already XD
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Doyoulike-Yaoi Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Artist
Bwa! This looks amazing!!! I can't wait to make a pair >u<b
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I hope you ended up making an epic pair of fairy wings. Sorry I replied to this super late, but thought a reply was better than no reply :)
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animegirl007 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Ingenious :wow: you did a wonderful job!
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