Remember Spirograph? Don't these ornaments remind you of the designs you got from spinning your pen around inside those little wheels?
I created them from some super skinny, ultra cheapo metal bangle bracelets.
The bangles are one millimeter wide, and bendable as all get out. Look for them at discount jewelry or import shops. Also Indian or Pakistani grocery/gift shops, if you are lucky enough to live near one. I bought mine online here.
Want to DIY? Sit down with a bunch of bangles and play with shapes. Just use your fingers to squeeze and bend.
Combine multiple shapes with a jump ring at the top. Then add an ornament hanger to the jump ring, like so:
That's it, you guys! Really fun and easy peasy.
Allow me to demonstrate a few groovy combinations.
Extra nifty bonus: they are light as air, and will hang weightlessly on the wimpiest Charlie Brown Christmas tree or the very tip of a delicate branch.
Tips for shaping
1. These bangles are dainty and easy to over-bend, so go easy on the little darlings.
2. For symmetrical pairs, try shaping two at the same time.
3. The tiny welds are a bit fragile - avoid a sharp bend at the joint, so it won't pop apart.
4. If you don't have jump rings handy, you could just use the ornament hanger to grab all the bangles at the top. It's less free-swinging that way, but works just as well.
I sure hope you like this one. Happy combining!