This shows the materials needed for the gnome and the shaped body. The bending of the wire is helped by using needle nose pliers. The bends should be tight so they will fit through bead holes. The head and hand beads have glue in them.
The proportions are made for and "average " gnome, though you are of course able to change these to make a more characterized figure, longer legs, shorter legs, larger head, etc.
This is the back view of the gnome before adding hair and a hat.
The wire nub a the top is easily covered by hair and the hat, if you were not having a hat, the wire top could be cut off and the hole filled with Tacky glue.
This is Father Elf in Holiday attire, and a helper elf. In the this case the clothing and hat was for Father elf was made from red wood felt, which I hand sewed and then fitted on the body. His feet are wool with felt glued no the bottom.
Please feel free to ask for any details I have overlooked or questions that you might have!
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