Mark the center with guides.
Make a blend between two lines.
Important: They are both horizontal. Both have the transform effect applied. One of them with the settings:
The blend looks like this
Apply a clipping mask to make the lines look like this:
Make a symbol out of that in order to not ruin it with the transform effect.
Then duplicate and rotate:
Put a black circle in front
Thank you very much, you're amazing!
I seriously don't understand this and need to.
At which point do you get lost?
Can you show your artwork you have accomplished?
The lines I blended are both horizontal. One is a little longer and thinner.
You apply a transform effect (Effects > Distort and transform > Transform) to both of them.
The transform effect for the thicker line does nothing
The transform effect for the thinner line rotates it (use the settings in my screenshot especially the origin point in the bottom left of the dialog))
Then you blend those two lines.
You can expand blend and appearance when you're done with blending and all is fine.
Or you can leave the effect and the blend live, but then you need to convert the thing into a symbol as described.
Both lines need to be like this:
The fat line has the transform effect like this:
The thin line has settings like this:
Hi Monika, eventually I got it to work!
You have been amazing thank you so much for your patience.
You're welcome. Have a nice weekend.