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Suji Wire Art

Updated on June 11, 2018

Are you looking for a fun and - well almost simple craft?

Here is a great craft idea for you and your friends....or your kids or anyone. You can do it at home on a rainy day, with your grade school kids, at the library or the senior center.

All you need is some wire - any wire will do.

This craft takes a few steps, but is a lot of fun.

I'll try and make it as simple as possible.

Some figures you can make - get creative!

What you need - Supplies!

2 pieces of 18 inch (craft or telephone) wire

1 piece of 12 inch wire

1 piece of 6 inch wire

Scissors

Glue - optional

Cardboard cutout (for base)

Things you will need.

I choose two different colored wires - you might want more
I choose two different colored wires - you might want more

Step 1

Fold the 12 inch wire into fourths - so it resembles the letter W

Make Your W

Form the 12 inch wire into a W Shape
Form the 12 inch wire into a W Shape

Step 2 - Make your skeleton

Take the wires that are pointing up - the outsides of the "W" and bend them down. These are your arms

Take the wires that are at the bottom of the "W" and bend them out. These will be your legs.

(see image)

Make your body

Bend the ends out to look like "arms"
Bend the ends out to look like "arms"
Pinch the bottoms together and point out to look like "legs"
Pinch the bottoms together and point out to look like "legs"

Step 3 - creating the upper body

Take one of the 18 inch wires and fold in (almost) half. Keep one end a little longer (about an inch or two) than the other. (See Figure)

Start Wrapping Up

Wrap around the torso, leading towards the arms
Wrap around the torso, leading towards the arms

Step 4 - the body and arms

Take the shorter wire first and wrap it up towards the "head". You should go about seven times (think 7 Up) maybe more or less depending upon the size.

As soon as you get close to the neck, start wrapping the "arm".

You may have to press your wrapped wire towards the body to tighten things.

See image for help

wrap it up along the "torso"
wrap it up along the "torso"
Out along the arm - you may need to push the wires tight
Out along the arm - you may need to push the wires tight
and out until you finish
and out until you finish

Step 5 - the body and other arm

Now you are going to take the longer wire and wrap it up the body 7 times (7 Up) or how many you feel you need to in order to give the man (or woman - hint hint) some weight.

Then wrap it along the other arm as you did previously.

Repeat with the other arm

Wrap the other wire up the body to make a full "torso"
Wrap the other wire up the body to make a full "torso"
head out along the arms
head out along the arms
It is starting to look like a person
It is starting to look like a person

A small note of caution

Make sure you wrap the body properly with both wires.

If you only wrap the body once, and neglect to wrap the longer wire up, it may appear as if the figure has a tube coming up it's stomach.

Also, if you want a heavier figure, take some extra wire and wrap it later. Right now, just finish the basic model.

Step 6 - the bottom and legs

You are going to want to repeat a similar process.

Take the last piece of 18 inch wire and fold it in half with one end a little longer than the other.

Start wrapping the lower body. For this part, wrap it five times maybe downward and then start on one of the legs.

Repeat the process with the other leg.

A Little Hint: Use Different Colored Wire for Greater Effect!!!

Use different color wire to create uniforms, funky clothing or outfits.

I only used two different colored wires in my sample, but you can use more - in fact it is recommended.

Fold the other 18 inch wire in half - the same way

One end should be slightly longer than the other
One end should be slightly longer than the other

Step 6 Continued

Wrap the legs the same way - one leg at a time.

You should start to see your figure taking shape.

You may want to add your own shoes later one when you become good at this.

Right now, just move down each leg with the wrapped wire. You may have to pull the coils up as you wrap to tighten everything.

wrap around the body then down the leg
wrap around the body then down the leg
finish leg one
finish leg one
wrap around the body again
wrap around the body again
down the other leg
down the other leg

Step 7 - The Head

Take the smaller six inch wire you have left and wrap it around the top of the figure to make the head.

start wrapping the head
start wrapping the head
you may want to make hair or a hat
you may want to make hair or a hat

Now you are finished

You should have a figure that looks somewhat like a person. You can now set this character up into a variety of chosen scenarios.

Strike some poses

a flash of neon
a flash of neon
on the edge!!
on the edge!!

Some possibilities

You can create a scuba diver...a family...someone walking a dog.

Integrate this with other crafts and create a scene.

Make great X-mas ornaments.

Check back for more samples I've created in the future.

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Your comments are appreciated.

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© 2017 Finn Liam Cooper

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    • Frances Metcalfe profile image

      Frances Metcalfe 

      5 months ago from The Limousin, France

      Looks fun for crafty minded people. Good for a rainy day!

    • wpcooper profile imageAUTHOR

      Finn Liam Cooper 

      10 months ago from Los Angeles

      thanks nadine. I'd like to see Johanesberg...i've read a couple of deon meyer pieces

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      Nadine May 

      10 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Very creative and thanks for the step for step photos. In South Africa many people sell amazing wire art on the streets.

    • wpcooper profile imageAUTHOR

      Finn Liam Cooper 

      11 months ago from Los Angeles

      thank you. if you try it, let me know how it works out

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      11 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Nice tutorial. You've made it so easy to understand. Thank you.

    • wpcooper profile imageAUTHOR

      Finn Liam Cooper 

      12 months ago from Los Angeles

      yes louise...they would make good ornaments.

      Adrian...i hope you enjoy it

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      Adrian Bridges 

      12 months ago from Prince Edward Island

      This looks like it could be a lot of fun. Now I want to experiment to make all kinds of different figures. Thanks for the instructions!

    • wpcooper profile imageAUTHOR

      Finn Liam Cooper 

      12 months ago from Los Angeles

      Yes...i will try and follow up with characters...its a lot of fun and easy when you get the hang of iy

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      Ralph Schwartz 

      12 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      Thanks for sharing such an easy craft idea - I would imagine that most people could easily create different shapes or characters once learning the technique.

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      Louise Powles 

      12 months ago from Norfolk, England

      Oh I like the look of that. I think things like that would make really good Christmas presents.

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