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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