The title sounds like the start of some lame joke, doesn’t it? Here’s the thing, I’ve done quite a few new sculptures, and I just haven’t had the time to make a post for each one, so I’m doing a big bundle of sculptures in one post. I hope you don’t mind. 🙂 So, let’s start with…
A friend of mine once generously sent me a box of “junk”, embellishments, buttons, beads, and etc. In this delightful package of goodies were a stash of wood beads. The more I looked at these beads, the more I could picture those stubby horns that giraffes have on their heads, so I went along with the idea and this is what came of it.
– Made with 17 gauge steel fencing wire, as well as finer wire for the face and for attaching embellishments.
– I used numerous embellishments for this one. The wooden beads, as mentioned before, made great horns. I used beads from an old necklace for the sort of oval ears (it was no easy trick attaching these beads either – wire, glue, finesse, and luck were all needed to get them in place). The mane is a twinkly beaded chain, the same as I used for my draft horse sculpture, if you remember. It seemed to suit this giraffe nicely. The tail has a short length of chain to animate it a little bit.
– Measures 8 inches long by nearly 11 inches tall by 2 1/2 inches wide.
I’m not sure how many of you have seen a peacock in real life. There is an exceptional beauty living at a local wildlife park. I’ve seen him a couple of times this year, and have many photos of him. What a display they have when they fan their feathers!
– Made primarily with 17 gauge steel fencing wire, as well as finer wire for the details of the head and for attaching the tail feathers.
– I used random pieces from a necklace for the tail feathers, and a metal gear embellishment (which I cut down to the right shape) for the crest feathers.
– Measures 3 inches long by 3 1/2 inches tall by 4 inches wide.
And finally, we have the pig.
I’ve been doing a lot of pig sculptures lately. There’s something charming about the stout little humble creatures, isn’t there?
– Made with 17 gauge steel fencing wire, as well as finer wire for the face and tail.
– The leaf pendants I used on my original pig sculpture seemed so right for pig’s ears, so I used some more for this lady. Yes, I think this is a lady pig. 🙂 The nose is a pink button, and the tail is simply wire wrapped and shaped.
– Measures 7 1/2 inches long by 3 1/2 inches tall by 2 1/4 inches wide.
I hope you like these three sculptures. Thanks for looking!