First, I am happy to announce that this is my 200th post on this blog. It’s been fun! Thank you all for the looks, the likes, and the comments. I hope you’ll continue to stick around and follow my blog. I appreciate all the support! 🙂
Birds are quick and fun to make out of wire simply because they tend to be small and sort of delicate. Since they’re so small, I’ll be sharing a few different ones in this post. First, let’s start with the flamingo. I’ve only used hot pink wire once, and that was for this chipper little bird. I bought a nine yard spool of wire, and this single, small sculpture took the whole spool. And even so, I had to make the basic shape from my finer dark annealed wire (the black you see for the beak and legs) in order for there to be enough pink. Perhaps I should have titled this sculpture “Stilts” because of those long, lean legs. The poor thing’s a bit top-heavy, but once he’s standing, he stays put. I am happy to say that this sculpture sold at my art show. Again, I did not have time to measure this one, but he was probably 3 and 1/2 to 4 inches tall and an inch wide. Pretty slender and small again.
Next we have this little silver bird. He may not be as flashy as some, but that’s ok. Some birds are destined to be plain. He’s a humble creature, small and slight at 1 and 1/2 inches tall, just over 2 inches long, and about a half inch wide. Small and understated, but proud to stand among his bird friends even so. 🙂
And finally, we have the black bird, who is somewhat flashier than his silver friend. Made, again, with dark annealed wire, his legs are a fine steel wire. It was no easy trick to create the spiraled wire on his legs as it was difficult to smoothly wrap the wire when the legs were so close together. This one is about the exact same size as the silver bird at roughly 1 and 1/2 inches tall, 2 inches long 1/2 inch wide. Small, but in a stout way.
Now, how about a group shot? Isn’t that poor flamingo gawkish and awkward? 😉
Thank you for looking!