12 Ornaments of Christmas – Part 6

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Part 6 in this series is technically not an ornament but an ornament hanger! Actually, they’re so pretty; they could almost stand alone as ornaments if you wish. πŸ™‚

But imagine how dazzling your tree would look if you used a bunch of these little sparklers to hang your ornaments!

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And talk about quick and easy! I made them in just a few minutes.

Supplies Needed:

1. A few pretty beads!

2. Medium gauge wire

3. Pliers

4. Wire cutters.

Directions:

1. Use wire cutters to cut a 5″ piece of wire. (You may decide you want your finished piece to be smaller. In that case, experiment with shorter lengths of wire until you arrive at the size you like best.)

2. With pliers, make a flat spiral shape on one end of the wire. (See photo for guidance.)

3. Next, thread your beads onto the wire in a pleasing arrangement.

4. Finally, bend the top of the wire to form a small loop, and then wrap the rest of the wire around a pen to form a “hook” shape. (Again, refer to the photo.)

That’s it – all ready for the tree!

Perfect for gifts, too!!! If you’re giving a fancy glass ornament – make a lovely hanger to accompany it, or make a set of them for a teacher, hostess, or that “hard to buy for person” on your list. πŸ™‚

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12 Ornaments of Christmas – Part 6 — 10 Comments

  1. Good Morning Crystal! These are just sooo pretty! I popped on over, and I’ve already printed out the instructions. … I just love it here! You’re so full of great ideas and suggestions! Hugs, Paulette πŸ˜‰

  2. You would know– what’s a good pair of basic jewelry pliers? I really want to grab some tools and try this, but I have no idea what to grab-I don’t even know where to ask for help, besides you!<:) I love the ornaments series, by the by.:)

  3. Crystal says: Hi Carapace πŸ™‚
    Do you have a local craft store like Michael’s? If not, Walmart has a craft department, where you’ll find a small selection of jewelry pliers.

    For these ornament hangers, you need a pair of flat nose (or needle nose) pliers. As with paint brushes, pliers come in all degrees of quality. Try to avoid buying a cheap pair because it’s hard to get good results with a poor quality tool. Also, check to be sure that the inner jaws of the pliers are smooth and not ridged or else the ridges will leave marks that will mar your wire.

    You will need wire cutters too, but I am guessing that you may already have a pair of those around the house in a tool box.

    Please ask any other questions that pop up. Maybe I should write a post on shopping for a basic set of jewelry tools! What do you think?

  4. Hi Crystal,
    I just received my Faraway Galaxy Pendant that I won in your giveaway! It is absolutely beautiful and I’m planning to wear it tomorrow. Thanks again!
    -Stephanie

  5. These hangers are great. I never thought to make them myself. These wll be great gifts for Christmas!!

  6. this is such s CUTE idea. I made some last night and now I can’t stop. Thanks for a beautiful idea.

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