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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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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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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 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 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 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 Oct 28, 2012  Student Artist
Bwa! This looks amazing!!! I can't wait to make a pair >u<b
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vickybunnyangel 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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Ingenious :wow: you did a wonderful job!
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vickybunnyangel Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it ^_^
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Zchanning Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you SO much for this! I love making fairy wings but I can't tell you how many fingers I've stabbed/needles I've broken trying to sew around the dang coat hangers I always use (too lazy for hand sewing, bah). I am definitely going to try this next time, you did a great job at making a simple tutorial and the results are amazing. They look so intricate, like you'd expect to pay a lot of money for them at a costume shop.
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