Wire fairy skeleton/armature designed by FantasyWire
In sculpture, an armature (in this case a skeleton) is a framework around which the sculpture is built. These pre-formed skeletons are already proportioned and anatomically set for you.
Just simply adapt it to whichever fairy pose you wish to sculpt and apply wire. You can purchase an 8″ inch (approximately 20 cm) skeleton or a 16″ inch (approximately 40cm) skeleton, depending on what size sculpture you are wanting to create.
These are the same skeletons that we provide within our wire fairy kits, along with wire, tools and instructions to create a sculpture. We have been selling our wire fairy craft kits for years now to help people create their very own wire fairy sculptures.
We sell kits to make an 8″ sculpture and a 16″ sculpture. If you have already bought one of our kits then you will already have the instructions and tools, and if you already have wire and simply need a frame to start or sculpture then this is for you.
My father Robin Wight makes the large fairy sculptures which can be seen at Trentham Gardens in the UK. He 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 .
Robin’s sculpting method is to make a skeleton out of large gauge wire, then build a loose cage of 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.
!!Safety Warning!! Contains sharp wire. Not recommended for children.
Our social media pages are a great place to look for inspiration. We also love to receive pictures of fairy sculptures completed using our kits, so please feel free to send them over. Happy sculpting!