When I first saw this angel, with her braids, I thought of me. I used a Needle Necessities overdyed floss with a bit more gray in it than I had back then. I dug in my stash for some beads and butterflies and some teeny-tiny buttons to sew on.
Recently, a friend posted a picture on Facebook of us in the 70s. I was wearing big heart shaped, hot pink sun glasses. (The first sunglasses I liked enough that I never lost them! I wore them for years.) So, I decided to give my angel hot pink, heart shaped sunglasses.
Inspired by Susan Elliot of the Plays with Needles blog, I made a plan. I found hot pink wire at Jo-Ann's and bent it into the right shapes (my first effort ended up being the final glasses I used). I tried gluing plastic wrap onto the formed test wires, and it stuck! So, then I found dark green nail polish and painted it onto the plastic wrap and glued that to my wire glasses and voila! Heart shaped, hot pink sun glasses! I poked them through the canvas and just bent the wires over.
I'll make her into an ornament.