Although it takes quite some time to make it, the technique I used is very simple so I decided to show you how to do it. You can make all the shapes you want with this technique and create many different things!
All you need is cords. I used nylon cords because I have them in many different colors and it's fun to use them, but any kind of cord will work fine for this!
Step 1: What you need
- light blue nylon cord
- blue card stock
- white paper
- clock mechanism
- hot glue - stick glue/white glue
Step 2: Make the coils
Start rolling the tip of the nylon cord keeping it firm with a little bit of hot glue.
The beginning is a little harder because the cord tends to open easily so keep it tight with your fingers. Be careful because the hot glue will probably end up on the sides of the roll too and yes, it's VERY hot!
Make about 9 rounds then cut the cord and glue its tip to the coil.
Now make other 8 smaller coils. For these, make about 4/5 rounds.
As you make these, place them around the biggest coil to make sure that they are the right size to complete the circumference of the circle, as if it was a flower with petals.
IMPORTANT: try not to put too much glue while you are working on your coils because, like I said before, hot glue tends to slip on the sides and it's not very nice to see at the end. The thinner the layer of glue is, the better the coil will look.
I also noticed that it's much better to use light colors cords for this technique because the glue that comes up on the surface will be less visible. It's much more visible on dark colors.