Breast Cancer Awareness Angel

This year, I wanted to do something a little different for Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I chose an angel to represent hope & prayers that there will be a cure, very soon.

If you don’t want your angel to be for Breast Cancer Awareness, you could easily change the colors to your favorite color.  I know that the next angel that I make is going to be in blue & then one in lilac.

Breast Cancer Awareness Angel

It’s funny how I get my inspiration.  This angel was inspired by a pair of crocheted wings that were given to me by a very dear friend.  The wings brought to mind a very Shabby Chic feel for me.

Breast Cancer Awareness Angel

I got out my supplies & lots of laces.  Naturally, since the color for Breast Cancer Awareness is pink, I got out a lot of pink laces, fabric & ribbons & a chenille stem.  I used a cardboard cone & a set of porcelain head & hands.  These are available at most craft stores.

Breast Cancer Awareness Angel

The first thing that I did was to glue the hands on to the chenille stem.  I bend the ends of the chenille stem up, to give the glue a little more to hold on to.  That way, the hands don’t fall off.

Breast Cancer Awareness Angel

I cut sleeves from some pink fabric.  You can make them any shape that you like.  I wanted these to be a slightly bell shape.  You can sew these or use glue.  I used hot glue to fold up a hem & then add lace to the bottom of the sleeve.

Breast Cancer Awareness Angel

With right sides together, I glued the edges together to form a tube.  When the glue had cooled, I turned them right side out.

Breast Cancer Awareness Angel

Then I slipped the arms into the sleeves & then glued the arms to the cone.

Breast Cancer Awareness Angel

Once the arms were securely glued in place, I glued on the angel’s head.

Breast Cancer Awareness Angel

Then I made her dress.  This was just a piece of pink fabric cut into a rectangle.  I made it about 1 1/2 times as wide as the base of the cone.  This gave the skirt a nice flow.  I sewed the lace on the fabric & added 2 rows of gathered lace to the bottom of the skirt.  Once all of laces were sewn on, with right sides together & stitched a seam to form the skirt.

Breast Cancer Awareness Angel

Then with a needle & thread, I made a running stitch in the top of the skirt.  Don’t knot it off yet.

Breast Cancer Awareness Angel

I put the skirt on the cone & pulled the running stitch tightly to fit the top of the cone.  Then I glued the skirt to the top of the cone.  I glued the fabric as close to the porcelain head as I could. Breast Cancer Awareness Angel

Skirt glued in place:

Breast Cancer Awareness Angel

Then I added ribbon to the shoulders.  This is when I add the rhinestone.  It’s not necessary, it’s kind of my trademark when I make angels.

Breast Cancer Awareness Angel

Then I glued a long piece of ribbon to the top of the skirt & tied it in the back.  This covers all of the raw edges.  The tie in the back will help to hide the seam in the back of the skirt.

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Then I added a wide ribbon to make a shawl to cover the shoulders.  I anchored the ribbon in the front with a piece of thin wire.  Thread would work too.  I covered the wire with a ribbon rose.

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I’d found this ribbon & wanted to use it for this angel.  But the design goes one way.  So I measured from the hands to the bottom of the skirt & cut 2 pieces.  That way the design would be facing the right way.  (and yes, I had to iron it)

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I bent the arms up & then glued ribbons, ribbon roses & pearls to the angel’s hands, letting them drape in front of her.

Breast Cancer Awareness Angel

To make her halo, I just glued pink ribbon roses around her head.

Breast Cancer Awareness Angel

The only thing left was to add her wings.  I could have just glued them on to the back of the angel, but by now, you know me.  I needed some glitter!   I used a stiff paint brush and some Mod Podge and added it to the inside of the wings.  Then I sprinkled on some clear iridescent glitter.  Once it had dried, I turned the wings over & repeated with the same glitter.  Let the Mod Podge dry.

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Then I added some Mod Podge to the edges of the wings & added some pink glitter.  Shake off the excess and let dry.  Repeat on the back of the wings.

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Once the Mod Podge dried, I glued the wings on to her back.

Breast Cancer Awareness Angel

And she’s done!

Breast Cancer Awareness Angel

Breast Cancer Awareness Angel

I’m praying for a cure for this horrible disease.

I hope you’ll add a Breast Cancer Awareness Angel to your collection.

Happy Creating everyone!

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