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FantasyWire's 'Sculpture Wire' by the KG (0.56mm, 0.9mm, 1.2mm, 1.6mm diameters available)

FantasyWire's 'Sculpture Wire' by the KG (0.56mm, 0.9mm, 1.2mm, 1.6mm diameters available)

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Overview

  • Craft type: Beading, Floral arranging, Framing, Gardening, Jewellery making
  • Coated: No
  • Materials: Stainless Steel, Wire

Shipping & returns

Estimated delivery: Feb 26 - Mar 1
From United Kingdom
£8.00 shipping to United Kingdom
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy
Gift wrapping available
Details

Description

We have been selling our wire fairy craft kits for years now, providing the knowledge, tools and wire to help people create their very own wire fairy sculpture. We now sell kits to make an 8" sculpture https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/678917993/wire-fairy-8-starter-kit-everything-you , and a 16" sculpture https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/678977695/wire-fairy-16-advanced-kit-includes-the

My father Robin Wight who makes the large fairy sculptures which can be seen at Trentham Gardens in the UK https://www.trentham.co.uk/trentham-gardens/fairies-at-trentham/ has shared his method of making the sculptures for years, either with the instructions for the 8" kits, in his Book 'The Art of FantasyWire' which is included in the 16" kits or now with his 'How To' tutorial videos on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCivp4n7vjN26DgqYmXocuTg . More and more people are taking up wire sculpture and of course the larger the sculpture you are making the more wire you will need. We have always been asked where people can get sculpture wire from in small quantities and we have never really had a good answer, but now you can get it straight from us. Exactly the same wire that Robin used for the large fairies but you can now purchase it by the kilogram.

"But how much wire will I need?" I hear you ask, well we have designed a wire guide that is in the photos above. Please bear in mind that it is only an estimate to assist you. The amount of each size of wire you need, completely depends on your design and your technique. i.e. 25% of the weight of a long haired fairy may be in her hair alone, where a fairy wearing a hat would be much lighter. Basically, it impossible for me to tell you exactly how much of each wire size you need, but hopefully if you are buying wire rather than a kit, you are planning to take up wire sculpture and any wire left over can be used on the next sculpture. We can only sell wire in single kg coils, we have based the guide on an average of the fairies that Robin has made in the past and then rounded up to the nearest kg.

Robin's sculpture method is to make a skeleton out of large gauge wire, then build a loose cage the finished shape, out of the middle sized wire, then fill in the gaps and cover the sculpture with the smaller gauge wire. The cage reduces the amount of wire required considerably and prevents the sculpture becoming too dense as you will need to pass wire through the sculpture throughout the build.

WIRE DIAMETERS AVAILABLE:
0.56mm x 1kg
0.9mm x 1kg
1.2mm x 1kg
1.6mm x 1kg
3mm (by special request, just message me for this)

The maximum we can send in one order is 20 kgs, so if you are wanting to purchase more than 20kgs then please let me know before ordering.

HOW TO ORDER:
1. Choose which thickness of wire you want with the 'Wire Diameter' drop down box.
2. Choose how many Kilograms you want to order using the 'QUANTITY' drop down box.
3. Click 'Add to basket' button and repeat steps 1 & 2 for each diameter of wire you want to purchase.
4. Then proceed to checkout.

Our Facebook & Instagram pages are a great place to look for inspiration. We also love to recieve pictures of fairy sculptures completed using our starter kits, so please feel free to send them over. Happy sculpting!

Facebook: @Fantasywire
Instagram: @fantasy_wire
Twitter: @FantasyWireLtd

SHIPPING INFO:

We are using DPD to ship the wire due to the weight, so if you are wanting us to dispatch to a PO BOX then please be aware that we NEED a street address to ship it to. Also to get tracking updates to your phone you could add a note to seller when purchasing with your phone number if you wish.
We have been selling our wire fairy craft kits for years now, providing the knowledge, tools and wire to help people create their very own wire fairy sculpture. We now sell kits to make an 8" sculpture https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/678917993/wire-fairy-8-starter-kit-everything-you , and a 16" sculpture https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/678977695/wire-fairy-16-advanced-kit-includes-the

My father Robin Wight who makes the large fairy sculptures which can be seen at Trentham Gardens in the UK https://www.trentham.co.uk/trentham-gardens/fairies-at-trentham/ has shared his method of making the sculptures for years, either with the instructions for the 8" kits, in his Book 'The Art of FantasyWire' which is included in the 16" kits or now with his 'How To' tutorial videos on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCivp4n7vjN26DgqYmXocuTg . More and more people are taking up wire sculpture and of course the larger the sculpture you are making the more wire you will need. We have always been asked where people can get sculpture wire from in small quantities and we have never really had a good answer, but now you can get it straight from us. Exactly the same wire that Robin used for the large fairies but you can now purchase it by the kilogram.

"But how much wire will I need?" I hear you ask, well we have designed a wire guide that is in the photos above. Please bear in mind that it is only an estimate to assist you. The amount of each size of wire you need, completely depends on your design and your technique. i.e. 25% of the weight of a long haired fairy may be in her hair alone, where a fairy wearing a hat would be much lighter. Basically, it impossible for me to tell you exactly how much of each wire size you need, but hopefully if you are buying wire rather than a kit, you are planning to take up wire sculpture and any wire left over can be used on the next sculpture. We can only sell wire in single kg coils, we have based the guide on an average of the fairies that Robin has made in the past and then rounded up to the nearest kg.

Robin's sculpture method is to make a skeleton out of large gauge wire, then build a loose cage the finished shape, out of the middle sized wire, then fill in the gaps and cover the sculpture with the smaller gauge wire. The cage reduces the amount of wire required considerably and prevents the sculpture becoming too dense as you will need to pass wire through the sculpture throughout the build.

WIRE DIAMETERS AVAILABLE:
0.56mm x 1kg
0.9mm x 1kg
1.2mm x 1kg
1.6mm x 1kg
3mm (by special request, just message me for this)

The maximum we can send in one order is 20 kgs, so if you are wanting to purchase more than 20kgs then please let me know before ordering.

HOW TO ORDER:
1. Choose which thickness of wire you want with the 'Wire Diameter' drop down box.
2. Choose how many Kilograms you want to order using the 'QUANTITY' drop down box.
3. Click 'Add to basket' button and repeat steps 1 & 2 for each diameter of wire you want to purchase.
4. Then proceed to checkout.

Our Facebook & Instagram pages are a great place to look for inspiration. We also love to recieve pictures of fairy sculptures completed using our starter kits, so please feel free to send them over. Happy sculpting!

Facebook: @Fantasywire
Instagram: @fantasy_wire
Twitter: @FantasyWireLtd

SHIPPING INFO:

We are using DPD to ship the wire due to the weight, so if you are wanting us to dispatch to a PO BOX then please be aware that we NEED a street address to ship it to. Also to get tracking updates to your phone you could add a note to seller when purchasing with your phone number if you wish.

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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Seller Details

Adam Wight
White Rose Cottage
Cheddleton
STOKE-ON-TRENT, Staffordshire United Kingdom
VAT ID GB235441523

FAQs

All the products that we currently sell are available to buy now in our shop.

Unfortunately the full sized Fairy Sculptures aren't available through the shop! My father Robin Wight who actually creates the full size sculptures only has his spare to make them. When one ever is for sale we will announce it through social media :)
A KIT give you the chance to MAKE your OWN wire sculpture. It contains everything you need to have a go at making your own 8 inch wire fairy sculpture.

The starter kits contain:

-A preformed skeleton - so you don’t have to work out all the dimensions of limbs etc.

-3 types of wire - thick for building out the figure, thin for adding skin and detail and finally some thin springy wire for making wings. It contains more than enough wire so you don’t have to worry about running out.

-Pliers - for bending and cutting the wire.

- Detailed instructions - Taking you through each stage or the wire faire sculpting process stage by stage.

The resulting fairy figures stand about 8 inches high.

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