When I spied the metal orb at West Elm, I knew I had to have it. Well, after I picked it up and looked at the price tag, I slowly placed it back on the table where I found it. Being on a tight budget right now, I knew I could not justify the purchase. So, I decided to make my own version!
The West Elm orb is metal. Since I knew I was not going to be creating an actual metal piece, I wanted to try and come up with something that looked like metal. I have to admit, I am pretty excited about my workaround! I used two wooden Darice Embroidery Hoops to create the shape of my orb, DAS Clay to create the texture, and silver paint for the metallic color! I think my version looks pretty good and cost SO much less than the West Elm version!