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Post by BluAngL83 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:21 pm

Hey guys,
I'm thinking of adding butterfly and fairy wings as an added package. Do you guys know of any good wholesale place that has these? or a good how to site with detailed info? I've already read through a lot of these, but I was hoping someone out there those their own as well. Do you make and sell them? let me know the price with shipping. Thanks!
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Post by Psalmbook on Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:26 pm

Someone on here makes them. There are some pretty good youtube videos on how to make them as well.
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Post by WyndyO on Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:15 pm

Oriental Trading is good for those bulk party type import things. Sometimes you can find cute-ish ones at the Dollar Tree if you time it right. Higher quality ones would definitely have more "cache" with the party crowd or in a festival environment. Good luck!!!
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Post by Metzpah on Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:50 pm

making fairy wings is pretty easy. I just use nylon knee-highs and 16 gauge wire. I have not found a cost effective way to ship, they are light but bulky. Maybe if I found a way to crank them out faster it would be worth it, but for the size I make it's about a $40 (very roughly) ground shipping charge plus what ever I charge for the wings ($25-$100 depending on size and details). I didn't go through the post office, I went to a pak mail. I know costume stores get cheapy manufactured wings that they can sell quite inexpensively but I don't know where from.
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Post by BluAngL83 on Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:03 pm

Yeah I worked for Masters Tuxedo but you have to have a wholesalers license or something they would get it for like less than a dollar and resell for like $5-10....Sad I really want to learn how to make cute ones....
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Post by Tash on Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:40 am

I'm pretty sure it's Cat that makes them. Don't shoot me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure she has found a great easy way to make awesome looking wings.
Have a look on her site.
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Post by Metzpah on Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:50 am

It's seriously super easy, I just searched the web for instructions when I first started. Cat does make uber awesome wings, definitely check her out.

these are a few I have made too.

wings I made
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Post by vampkat on Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:04 am

Metzpah wrote:It's seriously super easy, I just searched the web for instructions when I first started. Cat does make uber awesome wings, definitely check her out.

these are a few I have made too.

wings I made

OMG those are beautiful!!!!!!!
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Post by Psalmbook on Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:43 am

Metzpah, those are gorgeous!
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Post by BluAngL83 on Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:50 am

OMG i totally agree!!!!
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Post by contrachapado on Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:19 am

Those are beautiful, Metzpah! Do you mind me asking how long it takes you to make a pair of wings?
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Post by Metzpah on Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:21 pm

ah shucks thanks everyone, just wanted to show I do know what I am talking about lol.
it takes me a few days to make mine because I dawdle a bit, but I also do the painting all by hand and sometimes they have longish drying stages.
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Post by Lonnie on Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:45 pm

WOW Metzpah, they are fantastic!! How do you put them on? Now I wanna make some too, just like balloons and henna and everything else I see that I like *G*. At least I want to for a couple of minutes - after that I just continue admiring your wings...
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Post by Metzpah on Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:51 pm

I just use ribbon and tie on like a knapsack.
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Post by twinkletattoos on Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:28 pm

Metzpah:

Do you make them in mini baby sizes? My daughter's 1st birthday is coming up and those would be adorable on her.
I met a lady at my last party who makes these really beautiful tulle skirts. She folds the tull over to create a thick puffy layer and puts holographic shaped confetti in between the layers. I asked her to contact me about trading services ...I hope she actually calls me
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Post by chicneek on Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:32 pm

Wowsers Metzpah, you rock!
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Post by vampkat on Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:35 pm

How on EARTH do you make those???
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Post by Metzpah on Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:17 pm

twinkletattoos wrote:Metzpah:

Do you make them in mini baby sizes? My daughter's 1st birthday is coming up and those would be adorable on her.
I met a lady at my last party who makes these really beautiful tulle skirts. She folds the tull over to create a thick puffy layer and puts holographic shaped confetti in between the layers. I asked her to contact me about trading services ...I hope she actually calls me

I have done some itty bitty sized yes
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Post by Metzpah on Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:23 pm

vampkat wrote:How on EARTH do you make those???

I just looked up the instructions online and it was super easy. Just twist the wire into the wing loop, cover with the nylon stocking, there are various methods to keeping the stocking on, I twist the end until the nylon is taut, then sew it in place. Shape the wing, I like to shape them in two's to keep a semblance of symmetry, Paint all the wing pieces. Twist them together, use excess nylon to cover the wires, add ribbon and glue on decorations. viola.
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Post by BluAngL83 on Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:41 pm

can you make a youtube video? I'm in love with your wings!
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Post by Tash on Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:42 pm

Metzpah!! How dare you hide this talent from us all this time!!!
Shame on you!
You have us all drooling!
They are seriously the best wings I have ever seen, and I'm positive it isn't as easy as you make it out to be - I think you are just amazingly talented!
I feel inspired!
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Post by twinkletattoos on Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:07 pm

Okay. I'm in love. Can you please email at twinkletattoos@ymail.com with pricing info?
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Post by SillyIzzy on Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:11 pm

haha, i make wings too, just when i get bored and stuff (:
i learned from this video, it's SUPER easy and is made out of stuff you have!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z20jIu7XJk
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Post by Criss on Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:21 pm

Great job Metzpah
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Post by JBax on Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:01 pm

I like that... so easy... viola!

Metzpah... they are to pretty to be that easy. You are obviously meticulous with them and they are lovely.
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