20ga gold-colored copper wire. The first one took two hours; the second forty minutes, hehe (because "the first one" involved two failed attempts before I figured out what I was doing). And now that they're done...I'm NEVER EVER making a pair of these again. WHAT a pain in the arse.
They're kind of...beginner-looking. I'm not very practiced at working with long lengths of wire just yet. But they'll do for a first effort, I think.
Yes, I just saw Battle of the Five Armies today, why do you ask? Hee.
Now all I have to do is keep from losing these or messing them up between now and the ren faire in the Spring, LOL.