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How to Make a Bracelet out of Christmas Hooks

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Bored outta your mind? Wanna mess around with those ornament hooks leftover after you decked out the tree? Look no further!
This instructable will show you how to make a curled heart bracelet out of ornament hooks. Lovely.


 
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Step 1: Supplies

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You will need:

A pair of needle - nosed pliers
13 Christmas ornament hooks for hearts, and a few more for jump rings
Time
A thimble, maybe

Step 2: Stripping the Wire

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Start by straightening the wire hook and stripping off the plastic cover, if there is one. If not, then skip this step.
I found it helpful to unbend one end and strip that, then unbend one end, then re bend the other to strip the other side. If that didn't make any sense, then look at the pictures. That should help. By the way, all through this instructable, it you want to use a thimble on your first finger, of course, go right on ahead and do so. Though, when I first did this, I didn't use the thimble, and I actually blackened by finger a little bit, cause of the tarnishing under the plastic cover, and I stabbed my finger a few times. If you ever stab your finger, folks, wash your hands and get a Blue's Clues band - Aid on there, stat. I mean it.

Step 3: Bend the wire

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Start by bending the wire in half. I suggest you bend the edges together, hold them there, and pinch the bent end together with the pliers, so that you get an even bend. At least, that's what I did. Once you've done that, pull the edges apart to make a right - angle.

Step 4: Start Curling

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Now, slowly curl the end of the wire until it's the length that you want. Then, flip it around and do the same to the other side. Like this.
why don't you add beads to these pieces? excellent instructable.
Bleu Eyes (author)  selena_19771 year ago
Genius:D I'll try that next time, thanks.:)
I think this is a great, creative idea and I can't wait to get started! I actually enjoyed reading the instructions! You are witty and free-spirited. I salute you, ;) Thanks for sharing and I'll pay it forward as a gift.
Bleu Eyes (author)  Psychological Mirth2 years ago
Thank you very much! I appreciate you reading my Instructable, and wish you good luck :)
canucksgirl2 years ago
Great instructable!

Even thought I wouldn't use the hooks for jewelry (since I'm severely allergic to nickel), I would in fact follow your directions for they are well written and can easily be used for other purposes.
BarginsTech2 years ago
Great idble!!! :D

For jump rings, the tool you have in the pictures is actually the nest tool for making decent sized jump rings. Simply wrap the wire around the largest round part just before the tool squares :] and of course snip just as you over lap. I make plenty of jump rings this way myself, granted they arent too big but they work :]
Bleu Eyes (author)  BarginsTech2 years ago
Genius, thank you!!! I actually didn't know, heheh, *sheepish grin, rubs back of head*
Yep :] I too have the kit it came with except my tools are red lol!
lpobiak2 years ago
Very pretty!!
mousietails2 years ago
Wow! This is so creative and awesome! I would have never thought to do this. So going to make for a present for someone. Thanks for being so awesome!
If you are having trouble finding/making jump rings check out some of the the chainmail instructables. All basic weaves use jump rings and they are very easy to make with a simple piece of round stock, or a wooden dowel rod and a length of wire. Simply wrap the wire around the rod until you form a spring and then snip the rings one by one to form perfectly round jump rings. With very little time you can have enough rings to last for weeks.
Bleu Eyes (author)  viktordark992 years ago
Thanks, I'll try that:)
sunshiine2 years ago
Sweeeeeet! I will be making this! Thanks for sharing. Have a splendorous day and welcome to Instructables!
Sunshiine
Wow! So glad you made this; it looks amazing :)
This is a great idea. The finished project is very pretty!
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