Stage Designs

Questionable Dots

Jamie Ivey from Grace Fellowship Church in Johnson City, TN brings us this cool use of negative space in a stage design.


  • (504) 3″ White Polystyrene Balls (From LA Crafts)
  • (504) 3/0 Split Shot Sinkers (Walmart)
  • (2) Spools of 65lb-test PowerPro Fishing Line (Walmart)
  • (6) 8ft 2x2s (Home Depot)
  • Flat Black Paint


  • 6″ Section of Coat Hanger
  • Beadalon Big-Eye Beading Needles
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Google Sketchup











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12 responses to “Questionable Dots”

  1. Bradley McCarty says:

    GET OUT! That looks like a giant digital, led, whatever, display! VERY COOL!

  2. CJ says:

    How did you guys light up the polystyrene balls??

    • Jamie Ivey says:

      The question marks were lit up with (2) Wybron Nexeras per side hanging in the lighting grid and the wall was lit up with (5) RGBAW Blizzard Toughstiks from the floor.

  3. Marsha Edens says:

    where is the best place to buy the metal towers like the ones in your set? tks

    • Ken says:

      Marsha – Those metal towers are just few pieces of square truss on a base plate that you can purchase from an AV Company, or you can purchase them off of Amazon.

    • Jamie Ivey says:

      We purchased our truss through a local vendor. Our trussing is made by Global Truss and they should have a vendor in your area.

  4. Chris says:

    Can you give more details of how you threaded the balls? Im not planning the question marks but just two screens similar to the lower one and want to know how to do this.

    • Jamie Ivey says:

      We stuck the coat hanger through the ball and then used the Beadalon needle to thread the fishing line through the remaining hole.

  5. Taylor Belt says:

    How far apart are the balls on the line?

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