Benjamin, thinks he is Merlin. I know, he is delusional, but he feels with his luscious locks (I haven't told him he's bald) he is the spitting image of him.
So unsurprisingly he wanted crystals all over his hat, with his 'Handmade with Love' button.
Obviously it wouldnt be fair to burst his bubble so I have just let him have his little dream, bless him.
Benjamin has a black base, with his Maroon sparkly hat.
All the male gnomes are basically the same size. (Don't tell them!) They all stand approx 9.25"/23.5cm tall and have a waist of 12.25"/31.5cm. BUT no two gnomes are exactly the same. Well they wouldnt be really would they, we are all different!
Their bases contain 500g of rice, so they are quite weighty and therefore I would always suggest that they are lifted by the base.
They enjoy having their beards brushed to look their best at all times. (Well you never know when a good looking lady gnome might come visiting!!)
They can be made to work as door stops (ignore their complaints about 'The Crimes Against Gnomes Act' or, like mine, are just allowed to be ornaments, being preened and living the life of luxury.