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Ornament hangers

Why hang your holiday ornaments from uninspiring metal hooks? Instead, put together simple, eye-catching wire hangers. You can personalize the hangers with names or holiday messages, or opt for a colorful beaded loop.

SUPPLIES

Hanger with message

  • 2 6–8mm bicone crystals
  • 4–6 5–6mm alphabet beads
  • 4 4–5mm large-hole beads
  • 4 1⁄2 in. (11.4cm) 18-gauge half-hard wire
  • chainnose and round- nose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
  • bench block or anvil (optional)
  • hammer (optional)
Beaded-loop hanger
  • 2g 11/0 to 8/0 seed beads 
  • flexible beading wire, .014 or.015
  • crimp bead
  • crimp cover
  • chainnose and crimping pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

Hanger with message
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Step 1
Cut a 4 1⁄2-in. (11.4cm) piece of 18-gauge wire. Make a plain loop on one end.
Ornament hangers with message 2
Step 2
String: 4–5mm bead, bicone crystal, 4–5mm, alphabet beads, 4–5mm, bicone, 4–5mm. Bend the wire around one jaw of your roundnose pliers.
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Step 3
Bend the wire end upward and make a loop. Trim the excess wire.
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Step 4
If you prefer a textured look, hammer the wire gently on a bench block or anvil. Flip the hanger over and hammer the other side. Open the bottom loop and attach the loop of an ornament. Close the loop.
Beaded-loop hanger
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Step 1
Cut a 10-in. (25cm) piece of beading wire. String about 5 in. (13cm) of seed beads. String each end through a crimp bead, going in opposite directions.
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Step 2
On one end, string 1 1⁄2 in. (3.8cm) of seed beads and go back through the crimp bead.
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Step 3
String each end through two or three beads adjacent to the crimp bead. Tighten the wire and make a folded crimp. Trim the excess wire. Use chainnose pliers to close a crimp cover over the finished crimp.
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Step 4
To attach the hanger to an ornament: Gently squeeze the ornament’s wire loop to remove it. String the small beaded loop of the hanger and replace the wire loop.
Ornament hangers design option
Design alternative
Instead of stringing alphabet beads on the wire hanger, use 26-gauge wire to wrap seed beads.

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