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Wire Sculpture - Project #229

Time: 2-3 Class Periods
Difficulty: Advanced
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Wire in gauges 16, 18 and 20
Pliers or Jewelry Wire Tools
Wire Cutters
Craft Drill
Wooden Plaques
Acrylic Paint
Paint Brushes
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Use parawire to make your own sculpture. This project also has an instructional video available!


  • Step 1
    Use extra-heavy, 16-gauge wire to create the front and side profiles for your sculpture. You can use a variety of lengths of wire and wire tools for any step as needed. Drill holes in a painted wooden plaque and use epoxy to glue the wire into the holes.
  • Step 2
    Use medium-weight 18-gauge wire to add fins, an eye and start to shape the body.
  • Step 3
    Use light-weight 20-gauge wire to add additional details to the body and fins. If desired, add some leaves and details to the bottom of the sculpture.

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