After using the Twisteezwire for the colored rice projects last week, I made this little guy. I'm quite fond of him.
Materials: Twisteezwire (brown, cream, orange); buttons (large brown, small yellow, oblong brown), wire cutters
I used one 30" Twisteezwire to make the body and two wings (about 14" for the body and around 6" for each wing). After forming the wings, I twisted them securely onto the body.
Next, I cut 2 pieces of cream wire, approximately 3" each. I threaded each wire through a small and large button, then through the button that makes the beak and twisted the two ends together. I attached each outside end to the junction where the wings and body meet.
Finally, I cut two 2" pieces of orange wire and attached them to the body with a cow hitch knot (aka lark's head knot - thanks, Google!). I snipped them off to a length I liked.
I think I might hang him up with fishing line so that it looks like he's swooping.