A few weeks ago Piz and Tracie came over to have a little art playtime after work. While looking through this library book, we saw these really cool fairy wings made from wire, tissue paper and resin and decided to give it a whirl.
They're quite simple...we just formed rough wing shapes out of thicker wire and then wrapped skinny wire around a few times. Then we used Elmer's glue to attach a bit of metallic tissue paper to the wire. When that was dry we spread some Easy Cast epoxy resin (the "mix-2-equal-parts-of-the-2-bottles-together" stuff) on them, suspended them from a little dowel and let them dry. Here are the results...
I didn't make this sparkly wire "flower"; I saw it in a floral supply store, and like a crow was immediately drawn to its shiny-ness. "Oooooh, it sparkles...I want it" is pretty much the primitive state my brain reverts to in such situations. But look...it sparkles so nicely, doesn't it?