I made these angel wings for a challenge. My friend Deanna on Twitter @killerella is doing a challenge on her blog dizzylittlekingdom.blogspot.com.
Check out her blog for all the other angel wings. They are wonderful!
I had old brocade curtains which I purchased at the Good Will years ago.
They were the ugliest things. There was some sort of shiny finish on them.
I brought them home and washed them in hot water. It took the finish off and the fabric was soft and pliable.
I took an 8and a half by 11 piece of paper folded it in half and drew one wing.
Cut it out and had a lovely pair of wings.
I laid the fabric on two pieces of the brocade and cut the wings out, sewed around the edge leaving an opening for turning the wings. Stuffed them and hand sewed the opening.
I took a vintage earring, cut the back off and stitched it down to the wings.
I used some antique tatting for the hanging loop.
Some beading to the wings would have been nice, but I'm not good with tiny beads, so I left them off.