Introduction: Wire Angel
This isn't food or HALLOWEEN related so it's a little different from my usual posts. A young friend is involved in an organization that deals with the loss of young and prebirth children, she wanted some kind of Angel and I remembered making these for the holidays many years ago. I explained the steps to her and promised a step by step so here it is.
NOTE: I used materials I had on hand, gold or silver craft wire is preferred to green floral wire !
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Step 1: Materials
you are going to need;
A roll of gold or silver craft wire.. yes I'm using green floral for the demonstration
Beads (depending on size of wire and finished "Angel") I didn't have any beads so I made a ball out of aluminum foil
a cylinder form (pill bottle)
Step 2: Start
you need to firmly wrap the wire around the cylinder form at least 6 times but more is better, I used 9 wraps here
Step 3: 1
take the coil of wire from the form and wrap the 2 ends around the bundle once or twice and then twist the 2 wires together
Step 4: 2
place the bead over the single wire and then form a halo hoop at the top of the wire by twisting and then bend the "halo" over. For larger "angels" I used seed beads on the halo
Step 5: 3
from the back chose (in this case) 3 wire loops and pull up to the side to form a wing, repeat on the other side, pinch and pull the remaining loops to form the "skirt". Depending on how many original loops you made you could add more loops to the wings and bend each a little different to give it more form or give the skirt more of a 3d aspect
Step 6: Finished
The whole thing takes less than 10 minutes to create depending on how much you manipulate the wings and skirt. Although these were originally made to hang from wreaths and trees during the holidays if you used a flat bead they would work in a memorial book