lamby – what happens when you get bored and have access to steel wool

 
Meet Lamby. 
The grey sheep of the family.
This is what happens when I’m bored and have access to some wire, steel wool, couple of beads and a rudimentary wire working tool.

Lamby was made using some medium thickness wire to create a frame and legs (and a stubby tail). I then moulded the steel wool around the frame to create the shape. Steel wool works almost like felt – you can mould and shape it and join it relatively easily… but it leaves nasty tiny wire fibres everywhere.
I used bits of very fine wire to wire in Lamby’s eyes and nose and then I finished him off by giving him some extra curls of fine wire in silver and purple highlights. Lamby is nothing if not trendy.
The curly wire bits were threaded through Lamby’s body and act as added strength and support.
No gain without pain though – I stuck a fine bit of wire through my thumb which swelled up and ached for two days. No permanent damage!
I’m pretty pleased with Lamby, even if I do say so myself.
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