|from Vively Online|
Just so you can see the process, here is what I did to make another set of jewelry hangers from whisks.
1 - I found a package of three wisks at the dollar store. The are in different sizes, giving me a new challenge.
2 - Cut each of the loops in the whisk. First, I tried to do this with a pair of Cutco shears since my son cut a penny with it and I was sure it would work. I couldn't get them to cut through, but my wire cutters did the trick just fine. To be safe, wear eye protection while cutting in case pieces go flying (better safe than sorry).
3 - Because the dollar store whisks were so cheap, I struggled a bit with keeping the wire strands in the handle. I had decided to take out the metal disk that separates the wire loops and I guess the tension from that was all that was keeping everything in place. A pair of pliers to squeeze the handle in more helped a little.
4 - Use a pair of needle nose or round tip pliers to curl the end of each piece of wire. Because different whisks have different wire, this is easier with some whisks and harder with others. Wrap it into a spiral. I also chose to bend the wire in a few other places to give it an interesting look.
5 - Place in a container filled with something that can keep it in place. Vively Online used decorative rocks in a jar. I repurposed the bottom part of a 2-liter soda bottle and filled it with rice (see - everything's from your kitchen). Stick the whisk or whisks in and shape.
6 - Add jewelry.
I've been promising to tell you about the wonderful new items my hubby has been creating. I used this new jewelry display to showcase these beautiful new pendants. More details will be in a separate post, but I hope you like what you see so far. The little spirals and loops are perfect for hanging all these pendants. I have all three sizes of the whisks here, but just the large or medium one would have been enough to display them all. Vively Online added beads to the wire for decoration and I'm considering adding some stone beads that will accent these pendants.