Step 2: Frame

Since this was going to be a pretty heavy frame, I needed something that would be strong enough to hold it up. Wire doesn't come much thicker than 9 gauge (or at least I wasn't able to find any) so I opted for a 3' metal rod.

After bending it into shape, I cut lengths out of the 9 gauge wire, bending them and laying them out into the shape I wanted for the frame.
<p>Thanks for the great instructable. I made a pair for my wife this Halloween. I did weld them (using a MIG), and smoothed out the joints using a grinder and wire brush attachment. </p>
<p>Thanks so much for posting the pictures! It made my day to see that you got use out of my instructable--they look great! It's cool that you could weld them--I always wanted to learn for projects like this.</p><p>Hope you guys had a great halloween!</p>
One last question. How would you go about putting it on and wearing it. That seems to be the only thing I missed out of the instructables. Im guessing it has something to do with the buckles.
Could you weld these together and have it still work if you smoothed it out?
I assume! I didn't know how to weld at the time, and I've still never worked with such thin materials. But I'm sure someone who is skilled at it could easily make it work!
I&nbsp;love those gonna have to do that for Halloween<br />
That's pretty cool, too bad I already got mine tattooed on.
Cool. How long did it take to make.
It was awhile ago, so I'm not sure. I would guess I spent several hours per night on it for a week, possibly two.
Nice job!
Very cool! I likes it. Now, just need an occasion/excuse to work up a pair... :)
wow, that's awesome.

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