This is a helmut mask weighted from front to back so it balances itself on the head. The gloves close with a wrapped wire button. The buttons are cast from sterling and oxidized.
This was one of the first projects I made crocheting with wire (31 years ago). It's made with electrical wire. This was the only wire readily available at the time. It is a copper wire that has a applied enamel color (it wears like iron).
Since my birthday is October 31 (Halloween) I've always loved masks. As a child who wore glasses I was a bit upset that none of the masks were made to fit over those glasses. Wire masks deal with this problem. Specific eye holes are not needed. The wonderful thing about crocheted wire is you can see thru it perfectly. Visually you see the spaces insted of the wire. Also without eyeholes the masks fit better over glasses and can be made to mold over glasses if so desired.
This mask and gloves took a full month to construct. Eight hour work days and no weekends.
Includes display stand (blu glass head and rosewood base).