How we make Fairy Wings
The fairy wings this year has taken off and sold like hot cakes. Even Disney had taken notice, that was very cool. But we need everyone to understand that making these wings..especially the new Iridescent vinyl 30 inch Tinkerbell Wings, is an intricate and time consuming task.
Many clients buy and assume they are ready made and ready to ship, (even when it states they are made to order). So many of our clients like them made a particular way or with different details. The amount of custom orders that come in, is often overwhelming for only one person to do alone.
The fairy wings we make are not your typical stockings and wire. These are steel wire, hand shaped, hand assembled, professionally detailed wings. The pearlized sheer is 74% metalic and won’t run, tear easily or snag. The new iridescent vinyl wings are the more intricate and difficult and time costly to make. Here is why:
Tink wings have LOTS of veining. And we don’t like to scrimp, ever! Rushing an order through often causes lots of mistakes, thus lowers the quality of the wings. The iridescent vinyl wings are made with three gauges of steel wire to accommodate the strength and integrity of the wing. The top of the wing is a super strong 12 gauge wire, the swirl of Tinkerbell’s wing in the center is made with 16 gauge wire. Imagine, shaping steel wire to hold that specific swirl, NOT easy..takes two people to do and a whole LOT of practice.
The other veins, for the most part are painted in, but the basic structure holding veining is steel wire. The wires are hand wrapped with more steel wire and painted. They are hand glittered, hand glued with industrial glue to the iridescent vinyl, hand sealed, wrapped together..hand wrapped with satin, hand packed..hand boxed..
So you see, it’s not a 24 hour pair of wings..and when orders come in like mad the way they have lately..there is just no humanly possible way to get your order out in 24-48-or 72 hours. If you like what we do, like what we make, allow us to do our job and do it well..Allow us to do it better than anyone else.
This is why we guarantee our work..for 90 days of receipt of your wings, cause they are upstanding products!
**Quick note here: You can still request a pair made, by contact only, but our turnaround time as of 8/20/2013 is November 30, 2013. Yes! We are that booked!