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No-Sew EL Wire Wings (Make your own!)

Postby waxpraxis » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:38 pm

So for the burn this year I made these butterfly wings for my wife:
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It turns out an old friend of mine is one of the folks that run the electronics supply company http://www.ladyada.net/make/ and he LOVED the wings. So, he asked me if he sent me more EL wire if I could write up a tutorial on how to make the wings. For the tutorial I went for a different design - luna moth wings!

I'm writing the tutorial right now, but here's a sneak peak at the results (I'll link up the tutorial as soon as it's done - should be the next day or so!)

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The tutorial will include the full pattern for these wings, but I wanted to give my fellow ePlayans a sneak peek - so here you go!

http://www.waxpraxis.org/random/luna_wing_pattern.pdf

The craft foam is really easy to work with too, so coming up with your own designs is pretty easy.
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Re: No-Sew EL Wire Wings (Make your own!)

Postby deutlich » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:41 pm

<3 it!!!
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Re: No-Sew EL Wire Wings (Make your own!)

Postby trilobyte » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:35 am

Looks like a lot of fun!
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Postby Drawingablank » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:18 am

very nice. I love the new style too
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Re: No-Sew EL Wire Wings (Make your own!)

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:09 am

But, but, you coulda done a deathhead moth with crossbones for el wire pirates!

(Nice job.)
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Re: No-Sew EL Wire Wings (Make your own!)

Postby waxpraxis » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:59 am

Ooooo, I like that idea! If I make another set I may have to steal it!
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Re: No-Sew EL Wire Wings (Make your own!)

Postby Sail Man » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:40 am

Looks great however the link to lady ada is a dead link, iz up for sale
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Re: No-Sew EL Wire Wings (Make your own!)

Postby waxpraxis » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:43 am

Yeah, I went back to edit that, but the new ePlaya doesn't want to let me edit posts after a certain point. :-/

The tutorial site is http://www.ladyada.net/make/ and the commercial site is http://www.adafruit.com.
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Re: No-Sew EL Wire Wings (Make your own!)

Postby Eric » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:59 am

I've fixed the URL in your original post so no-one misses it.

Love the Luna Moth design! (no one gives moths enough credit for their beauty... stupid butterflies...)
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Re: No-Sew EL Wire Wings (Make your own!)

Postby deutlich » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:54 pm

I am SO using whatever tutorial you come up with to make some wings. Can't freakin' wait!
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Re: No-Sew EL Wire Wings (Make your own!)

Postby waxpraxis » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:52 pm

So... YAY! The folks I wrote the tutorial for love it! They're formatting it now and will be releasing it as soon as they have all the parts in stock again (should be real soon now!)

It also looks like I'll be making a bunch other cool tutorials for them. Which means... I get to make more awesome stuff, woo!
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Re: No-Sew EL Wire Wings (Make your own!)

Postby shroom » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:32 pm

nice!
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Re: No-Sew EL Wire Wings (Make your own!)

Postby Milayna » Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:31 pm

oooooooh I want these! I'll definitely be checking out this tutorial!! :D
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Re: No-Sew EL Wire Wings (Make your own!)

Postby waxpraxis » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:36 am

WOO HOO! The tutorial is now up!

http://ladyada.net/make/el-wings/
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