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I make 3D sculptures of animals from steel wire.
I make 3D sculptures of animals from steel wire.
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When I was a little kid I would sit on my dad's lap and watch him create sculptures of people out of wire. At about 6 years old I started making my own sculptures. They were usually tiny and made out of a soft copper wire. I loved to make little skeletons, cowboys and helicopters.    

Dirty hands from bending wire all day!
Dirty hands from bending wire all day!

These days I use a much sturdier type of steel wire. I also make a lot of wildlife sculptures now, but I still enjoy making cowboys and skeletons!

Each sculpture is almost always one continuous wire that I bend with needle nose pliers. Sometimes I start at the nose, other times I start at the eyes. Then I slowly work out from that point until they start to look like the animal I am trying to create.

llama, bear, jackalope
llama, bear, jackalope

Each one turns out unique. What you see here is a good representation of what the animals I am offering look like, but no two end up the same. Sometimes I use a picture to study the animal, but other times I just see how I want to make it in my head.

 

Making an armadillo with Bojo and Toby
Making an armadillo with Bojo and Toby

 

 

All of these sculptures are easy to hang on a wall. All you need is a single thumbtack!

dogs
dogs

 

On another note- My shipping costs are the price that they are because these sculptures usually require a decent size box and a lot of extra care to ensure that they arrive safely. The dimensions of the box always makes the shipping more expensive for me even if the item is really lightweight.  

deer, antelope, longhorn
deer, antelope, longhorn

 

 

goat, ram
goat, ram

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Risks and challenges

I am confident that I can make and ship 100 sculptures within the posted time frame. That being said, I make each one by hand so If I get a lot more orders than I am anticipating, then I will likely need more time to get your sculpture to you.

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    WWF Black Rhino

    20% of the proceeds from this limited edition reward category will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund. Only 100 of these black rhinos are available!

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    Small wire sculpture

    I will make you one of the small sculptures listed below. You choose! You can specify the breed of small dog if you choose that type of sculpture.

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    • jackalope
    • armadillo
    • small dog (chihuahua, pug, frenchie, etc.)
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    Medium wire sculpture

    I will make you one of the medium sized sculptures that are listed below. You choose!

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    • goat
    • llama
    • beetle
    • bear
    • small longhorn
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    Large wire sculpture

    I will make you one of the larger sculptures listed below. You choose! You can specify the breed of large dog if you choose that type of sculpture.

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    • deer
    • antelope
    • ram
    • big dog (husky, german shepherd, doberman etc.)
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    Custom wire sculpture

    I will make a sculpture of anything that you want! You can send me pictures of your pet and I will recreate them in wire sculpture form.

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