Here she is in her finery. I’m just loving this fairy project. The dress part is organza that has been crinkled and curled using matches on the edges. I also held the matches close to the bottom edges and just let the heat melt the cut edges and travel upwards to make the segments longer and more interesting, almost like lace.
The word tag around her neck reads, “dream”, and isn’t that what fairies do. ;o) The hat is just so whimsical, almost like a Who from Whoville.
The wings are made with skeleton leaves that were dyed that gorgeous plum colour. So fragile, working with them is a cautionary tale, as they can so easily tear. I surrounded the base of the wings with micro beads to add more stability to them but also because I just can’t stand unfinished edges and areas, the beads cover where the wings go into the body.
I found these skeleton leaves at 10,000 Villages in case there is a shop near you. They are known world wide, are a fair trade business. These leaves were prepared in the Philippines.
The costuming is so simple and sweet, why add more when less is so pretty as is.
A simple ribbon rose at the back of the hat, covers the joins of the twisted cord and necklace and makes for a simple and pretty little embellishment.
Now on to the base for this little fairy to rest upon.