Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People, . , . These little wire people can be made in a large pendant size, or a small earring size, if you adjust the wire gauges a bit.
Wire Stick People
by Judy Freyer Thompson
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping, Twisting
  • Skill Level: Beginner
These little wire people can be made in a large pendant size, or a small earring size, if you adjust the wire gauges a bit. Add your favorite fiber to bring them to life with color.

Materials

18 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-18D
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Beads to fit 18 gauge wire, ribbon, embroidery floss, fiber, etc. to embellish
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Tools

Ultimate wire-pliers Set
G15-20
  • G15-20
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Wubbers X-Large Round Mandrel Pliers
G2-1304
  • G2-1304
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Wire Jewelry Cushion Clamp - Pack of 1
G10-1
  • G10-1
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Instructions
Step 1
Using the 400 grit sandpaper, clean the wire. Measure and mark ¼" off one end of the wire, using the flat nose pliers, make a bend in the wire.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People - , , , , make a bend in the wire
Step 2
Measure 1 ¼" from the ¼" bend. Using round nose pliers, bend the wire at the mark, making the first leg.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People - , , , , bend the wire into the first leg
Step 3
Next bend the wire at the original mark, then repeat step 3 to make the second leg.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People - , , , , make the second leg
Step 4
Measure from the second leg 1" to make the body and make the bend with the flat nose pliers.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People - , , , , measure out the body
Step 5
Measure 1", use the round nose pliers, bend the wire at the mark to make the first arm.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People - , , , , make the first arm
Step 6
Make a ¼" bend for one side of the neck.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People - , , , , make a bend for the neck
Step 7
Using the 15 mm side of the Wubbers, wrap the wire around the make the head.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People - , , , , make the head
Step 8
Slide the beads on, and adjust the head as necessary. Make a ¼" bend for the second side of the neck.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People - , , , , slide on the beads
Step 9
Measure 1" from the ¼" bend, use round nose pliers to bend the wire to make the second arm.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People - , , , , make an arm
Step 10
Bring the tail of the wire down the length of the body and around the legs as shown to secure.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People - , , , , secure the wire
Step 11
Use the flat nose pliers to hold the top and coil the tail of the wire around the body, capturing the first ¼" tail.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People - , , , , wrap the wire
Step 12
Continue to coil the wire, when you get to the arms, make an "X" with the wire to capture the arms.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People - , , , , criss cross the wire across the shoulders
Step 13
Continue to coil ending around the neck. Trim and tuck the wire as needed.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People - , , , , coil the wire
Step 14
Clamp the neck area with the cushion clamp. Grasp the loop end with round nose pliers and twist. Repeat with second arm.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People - , , , , twist the arms
Step 15
Re-position the cushion clamp on the lower part of the body. Grasp the loop end with round nose pliers and twist.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People - , , , , twist the wire legs
Step 16
Finished Wire Stick Person
Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People - , , , , wire stick person
Step 17
Use ribbon or fiber to wrap your person.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People - , , , , wrap with fiber
Step 18
To finish it off, use a cord to wrap around the ribbon, finishing with a square knot.

Suspend your person with ribbon or chain.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People - , , , , wrap the ribbon with cord
Judy Freyer Thompson's Wire Stick People - , , , , suspend the pendant