He is the largest doll that I've made yet, standing at a very lofty 11-1/4" tall. Of course, weight goes hand in hand with height, so he is also the heaviest of the dolls that I have made. He weighs 4-1/4 ounces (including jewelry) and took approximately 69 hours of felting to complete. There is another five hours of work (on Elizabeth's part, as she's the jewelry expert!) in his crown and jewelry, so that brings him to 74 hours. The second longest doll yet.
Because of his regal robes, height and weight it was obvious from the start that Lord Elrond would need some form of a stand. So, Pop and I came up with an ingenious idea which ended up working very well. I took some of Elizabeth's heaviest jewelry wire and made what looked sort of like the top of a doll stand. This is wrapped around his waste and comes down behind his right leg. This is all hidden by the back of the dark purple tunic. We then bought a dome with a wooden base and a doll stand, removed the "stand rod" part of the doll stand and screwed that into the wooden base. Now, Elrond's wire stand slides into that rod on the base and he can stand in the dome on his own. All that said, none of that shows in any of these pictures. :)
Elizabeth has told me that she would like to write a "guest" blog entry about Elrond, so I'll leave the rest to her. :) I've added photos of Elrond into the Fogleberry Gallery page, including a shot of him without the over-robe and jewelry. I'll also have more photos on his page at our website, but that may take a few of days. On to the next doll! Actually, it's already started!