I’m on a bit of a roll posting my sculptures, so here’s another. Little Ellie was my second elephant sculpture, after making one as a commission for a friend. There is a third elephant sculpture that I’ll also be posting soon. 🙂
I call her Little Ellie because the third elephant I’ll be posting is larger, and thus, she is Big Ellie. I thought I’d share the little one first. She’s on the petite side, and her butterfly-wing ears seem to make her kind of girlish.
-Measures 5 inches long x 3 inches tall x 2 1/4 inches wide.
-Made with 16 gauge dark annealed wire, 19 gauge dark annealed wire, and black fine wire for attaching embellishments and adding details. The ears are made of a butterfly pendant that I clipped into two pieces. The trunk is a heavy, thick chain from a necklace. It is naturally a pretty stiff chain, so I curled it up to give Little Ellie a cheerful, happy pose. Once happy with the placement of the trunk, I used fine wire and attached it to the head so it stays put. The tusks are made from a single hoop earring which I broke into two pieces. There is a bit of chain on her tail, as well.
Thank you for looking. 🙂