I think that I have the most fun with adding the little details to the carving. I’m just starting to epoxy the pieces together so I want to make sure that I add the smaller details before things are permanently in place and more difficult to reach easily.
The first thing I did before epoxying “Wendell’s” feet to the apartment ledge was to add shoelaces. The laces are just black 16 gauge wire that you can buy at any hardware store. With an awl, I poked some shoe lace holes into the shoes and made small “u” shaped pieces of wire and glued them in place with a little bit of CA glue ( “crazy glue” ). Left as black wire, they look great and look even better with one shoe tied ( just a loop on the wire ) and the other shoe untied.
I like the way that this turned out with the shoe lace dragging on the ledge. The other side of the shoe has the lace hanging down below the ledge.
The “tied” shoe lace is actually two separate loops of wire with a single larger hole in the centre of the lace where I glued both halves to the shoe.