I know, there has been a real dry spell hasn't there? Well, this pattern is one of my favorites. I love making Angels and this little sweetie is really special. I hope you enjoy giving her a twirl.
This angel is made using the Spreuer technique (some people refer to the tool as an Onion Holder)
Follow this link to my previous instructions on the Spreuer Technique.
I call her My Silvery Angel
- 2 strips of paper, grape roll (this is a shaped tight roll)
- Shape the tight roll by gently pushing center up
- Don't forget her Halo - no self respecting Angel would be found without one :-)
- The halo is just a scrap - I wrapped it around my thumb to get the shape and then glued it to the back of her head to keep it in place
- I also created a tight roll with an open center and glued it to her head, this is where you will attach the hanger
Wings (Make 2 of these, refer to photo with numbers)
- Start at 10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 5 - 4 - 3
- Yes this is not a typo, I skipped 6
- I found that it makes a more realistic wing that way (at least to me)
Body (Only make 1 of these)
- The body is a little longer than the wing to give it proportion
- This is another one of my non-traditional Angel bodies
- Her dress is all the same length
- Start at 11 in the center
- Go 11 - 11L - 11R - 11L - 11R
The rest is all the fun stuff that adds a bit of bling and personality to the project
Her hands are holding a little red spiral rose (I know hard to tell with the picture because I put a drop of crystal effects in the center and took the picture before it had dried clear)
Her hands are two 8 in Shaped Teardrops
For the spiral rose check out this tutorial that I created a while back.
For the necklace, a scrap strip of Green (maybe about 4 inches) made in the Spiral shape and then wrapped around her neck (this covers the seam where the head and dress attach and also adds a bit more strength to this area)
I used the crystal effects to lightly paint the angel and lightly glittered her
This ornament was attached to a beautiful red card (can't take credit for it, it was in a $1 pack at Michaels)
I hope you like her.
Enjoy! Copyright for Personal Use Antonella DeFalco