How to Make a Industrial Look Orb

by T F

An easy way to make a unique display piece.


  • 2 Embroidery hoops, any size
  • Paint of choice
  • Rag
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather supplies. I've used metallic color paint, but you can paint them any color.

    Step 2

    Take the hoops apart. I am making two different sized orbs, so I will have a total of eight rings. (Each orb uses four.)

    Step 3

    Squirt out a bit of paint and dip rag in paint....

    Step 4

    Start spreading the paint on the hoop.

    Step 5

    Do as many coats as needed to your preference.

    Step 6

    Be sure to get all sides of the hoop.

    Step 7

    Set aside to dry.

    Step 8

    For the second orb, I wanted the gold a bit darker, so I mixed some silver into it.

    Step 9

    Step 10

    To put orbs together, put one ring inside the other....

    Step 11

    Next, add a ring on the outside of the first two....

    Step 12

    Add the final hoop and adjust to make them all even.

    Step 13

    Once they are even, tighten the screw, this will help hold the orb together.

    Step 14

    Step 15

    Set out where you want to display.

    Step 16