So - how hard could it be to make one?. The answer is not hard at all!
I acquired an angel who had seen better days from a friend who was having a clear out.
She had sculpted hair and articulated arms which was great. She was however a bit too fancy in her dress and the plastic wings had developed a forward curve over the years...
She looks better already
A couple of minutes with a sharp scissors took care of the lacy over skirt and all the trimmings. Ideally I'd have taken the puffed sleeves off too but she only had arms from the elbows!
I straightened the curved in the wings with a wooden coffee stirrer taped to the back of them.
A couple of coats of stone effect paint later and here she is.
I super-glued the hands over the eyes after the first coat whilst it was still tacky.
The paint takes a long time to dry - at least 24 hours so you do need to allow for this - she is still drying at the moment which is why she is on the table and not on the tree!