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How to Make OoAk Transparency Fairy Wings, Teddy Bear Wings, and Doll Wings That You Can Sell ONLINE

Updated on July 1, 2009

Make One-of-a-Kind Polymer Fairy Wings, Baby Doll Wings, Teddy Bear Wings, etc.

In this article, I am going to show you how to create those much sought after transparency wings used on polymer sculpt fairies, restored barbie dolls and baby dolls, and ooak mohair teddy bears...you know, the ones you see featured on numerous online marketplaces.

Polymer sculptors and doll makers are always looking for unique wing designs to use on their OoAk fairies, sprites, pixies, etc. The average wing pair sells for $7-$12. Adding items such as 'fairy dust' (fine glitter), feathers, or other unique embellishments can increase the value of your wings as much as 100%. I recently saw a pair of wings created using one of my designs (available on CD) which eventually sold for $40 plus $1.99 S&H. The wings creator added red feather embellishments, red rhinestones, and some fine red glitter...they were wings fit for a queen...a fairy queen that is!

A List of Things You'll Need:

  • Wing design printed on standard trasparency sheet (over 700 unique wing designs are available on my CD).
  • Gloss
  • Clear drying tacky/fabric glue (Sobo is good)
  • Scissors
  • Wire (24-20 gauge)
  • Wire cutters
  • Glitter, fabric paints, feathers, rhinestones, etc. to decorate (optional)

Step 1

Print a sheet of wing transparencies from my CD collection, or from any wing source you choose, and cut out wings from sheet.

You can choose to create your wings with 2 pieces or 4 pieces (which will give you two large halves and two small wing halves-tails).

Step 2

After you've cut and separated your wing transparencies, cut two long pieces of wire (twice the length of your wing size) and run one of the pieces of wire through a pool of glue, making sure it gets fully coated in a layer of glue.

Lay the glue covered wire down on top of the wing. Make sure it lays flat against the wing and then let it dry completely...have patience.

Step 3

Here comes the fun part...you get to decorate the wings with paint or glitter glue (optional) to outline and frame the edges. This also adds a nice shimmer to them.

Step 4

Finally, take your needle nose pliers and wrap them around the extra wire to form a loop. After you've formed the loop, brush on gallery glass or gloss to make your wings sturdier and shinier.

Isn't this fun...

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Gather supplies from the listCut wing design from printed transparency sheetPaint, glitter, and other emebellishments are purely optionalForm a hoop with the extra wire length using your needle nose pliersSample finished product
Gather supplies from the list
Gather supplies from the list
Cut wing design from printed transparency sheet
Cut wing design from printed transparency sheet
Paint, glitter, and other emebellishments are purely optional
Paint, glitter, and other emebellishments are purely optional
Form a hoop with the extra wire length using your needle nose pliers
Form a hoop with the extra wire length using your needle nose pliers
Sample finished product
Sample finished product

TIPS/HINTS:

  • The more unique your wings are the higher selling price you'll get. To maximize, add some 'bling' to your wings. Try adding some glitter dust, sparkly jewels, feathers or yarn, or whatever tickles your fancy!
  • Make sure glue dries completely before moving to step 3.

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