I used a piece of wire, folded in half, to shape the body, and wrapped it around with a black stocking in several layers. The wings were crocheted using gold yarn and sewn to the sides, while the tail is wire covered with stocking and attached to the back side by wrapping the rest of the stocking around it and around the body. The beak is a small amount of red yarn, bound around and sewn to the head.
The black wing feathers are pieces of stocking drawn through the holes of wings.
The tail helps the Swan stand upright.