DIY Wire Orbs
We were instantly smitten when we saw these wire orbs hanging above the tablescape in today's inspiration shoot from Honey & Twine Weddings and Events, so just imagine our delight when we learned that Hannah and Tria were willing to share how they made these little beauties! Our thanks goes out to Kimberly Chan Photography for expertly capturing each step along the way.
From Hannah and Tria of Honey & Twine Weddings and Events: These whimsical and delicate little atoms only require a couple materials and some manual dexterity. We designed them for our inspiration shoot "The Artist & the Scientist" and suspended them over the table, but they're versatile little things and can be used in a number of ways!
For this project, you will need:
-wire (feel free to use varying thickness and color)
1. Thread wire through pearl and bend tail down to secure.
2. We're going to use our fingers to measure. Line up pearl with your ring finger.
3. Twist wire around your fingers once, twice, three times.
4. Cut wire at the middle of the back of your fingers.
5. Pinch loops together at this middle point, and wrap the tail of your wire twice to secure the pinch.
6. Open loops to form an "atom" shape.
7. At the point where all the loops touch (opposite of your first "pinch"), wrap the pearl end twice to secure.
View all images from this shoot in the gallery
Photoshoot Location: San Francisco, CA / Event Styling: Honey & Twine Weddings and Events / Photography: Page Bertelsen / Florals: Church Street Flowers / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, SF / Hair and Makeup: WowPretty / Dresses: Novella Bridal Boutique / Model: Maria Fang / Venue: The Allied Arts Guild
You can bend them to be perfectly shaped, but we also love the personality and charm that slightly imperfect forms communicate.