In one of the the last episodes of Desperate Housewives that i watched (not big fan but the show is ok) one of them (Lynette - the blond one) had this great jewlery hanger by their bed. I loved the idea - so simple and so usefull.
I started diggin in the internet and found a great jewlery tree by Centastional Girl http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2009/07/diy-jewelry-tree/ . Unfortunately it's winter (and it was -15C here in Poland when i wanted to do it) so i wasn't so eager to go and look for branches and it wouldn't really fit well in my sisters rooms. But it looks really great so check it out. Hours later i found some photos of minimalistic wood/wire hangers (can't find them now :/) made by a Polish artist - they weren't pricy and looke really good - i would probably buy them if it wasn't for the christmas season (there was no chance that it will arive by christmas)
So i made 3 hangers myself - "the wave", "the butterfly" and "bloom" ;-) so pictures of the process are mixed.
Appreciate any comments this is my first instructables. And sorry for any mistakes.
Step 1: Part list
You will need something to cut the wire - my old pliers (combination pliers/kleins) where able to cut it easily so i used them.One can use diagonal pliers that are more suitable for the job.
Pliers will also be used for bending the wire.
Drill will be used to make holes in the wood to place the wire. (i used a 2mm drill bit)
A Paint brush to paint the wood.
Sanding paper (i used 80/120/150/180/240/320-grit papers) (~1$/m)
Wire (see the next step on this) (~4.5$ for 20m)
Wood - I've got my piece of wood from my fiancees father (it was a part of a fance), you can get pieces of wood for free/cheap from wood shops or big markets where they cut wood (ask nicely for scraps)
Shellac, lacquer, varnish or oil - use one of these to give a nice finish to the wood. Here's a great instructable on Wood Finishing (~2$ for a little can)
Glue for glueing the wire to the base (if you match the drill bit to the wire it may not be needed)