Recently, we were tasked with blowing five 24-inch gold NightOrbs for a client in Sunnyvale, California. Orbs with a diameter of two feet and a weight of more than 40 pounds each — you read that correctly!
Watch How Created These Magnificent Orbs
Watch this video to see our crew at work as they create these magnificent giants, and be sure to share it with your friends!
Fortunately, our ultra-modern studio was completely prepared for the challenge! The production of these large orbs required a workforce consisting of four able-bodied individuals who possessed a high level of expertise. The technique, which was followed to make each and every sphere, started with the formation of a cylinder that was opaque and white. After that, a coating of a metallic oxide is applied to the white orb, which results in the finished product having an iridescent quality. The cylinder is heated to a temperature of 1,300 degrees before the team begins melting in additional color and making adjustments as necessary. The next step is chaos wrapping, which involves wrapping the orb in various colors and then manipulating those colors into the desired patterns. A stunning glowing effect is produced as a result of the combination of colors that were used. The final step in the procedure involves the group continuing to spin the orb until it reaches the size and shape that has been determined to be optimal.