Wednesday, December 05, 2007
I like this angel because it's a great showcase for gorgeous lace. Her body is just a tag, painted gold and then covered with lace. Her head is a wooden disk, painted with acrylics. (I probably have made her face a little more creative if I'd only been making one for myself or a friend, instead of 12 for a boutique) The wings are cardboard, painted gold. Pearly beads were strung on gold wire and then wrapped randomly around her wings. A small charm was glued under her chin. I once saw an angel in a magazine whose wings were made of strong wire. Beads on thin wire were then wrapped around the wings similar to these. But because the wings were empty inside, they came out looking very airy and ephemeral.