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Tips & Techniques

Get tips and techniques to become a better beader at Lima Beads.


Quick and Easy Ornament Hangers

Want a great way to use that leftover Artistic Wire? Try making ornament hangers! It’s a great way to use those few extra inches of wire from another project.

Choosing your Wire

You can use any gauge wire you’d like, although we found that 18 gauge works the best to make a sturdy hanger. If you’re using smaller gauge wire, you can twist them to make a stronger hanger. You don’t want any ornaments hitting the floor!

Stringing the Beads

String your beads directly onto the wire. Shape the wire into a hook, and curl the wire at the ends to prevent the beads from sliding off. Now you’re ready to hang your ornaments!

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  1. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    What a great idea! Thanks!

  2. trinkets
    trinkets says:

    Very nice Ali!
    they could be used all year for purposes too :)

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    Gayla G says:

    Fantastic! Using seed beads on the hangars makes this inexpensive and the extra beads and crystals will really play off the lights on your tree. Thanks! :)

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    Gayla G says:

    Oops! I meant hangers not hangars.

  5. Shamrock Girl
    Shamrock Girl says:

    Wonderful idea to use up all those orphan crystals and beads!

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    D Silhanek says:

    Love this idea! So pretty and simple to make!

  7. Elaine O
    Elaine O says:

    NICE! I have been making ornament covers to give as gifts this Christmas and these will add just the right touch. Thanks!

  8. Ali
    Ali says:

    Thanks everyone. I think this year I might be making ornaments for several gifts, these hangers will be great little additions to those.

  9. C blankenship
    C blankenship says:

    I am now at this , been making nickless and stuff for long time and would like to talk to someone that does the same.

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    Leilanie c says:

    Thank you Lima beads for sharing the knowledge. Now i am learning, beading is a new hobby to me , i am fond of making my own accessories and i wear them with my office uniform. I am thinking of continuing this hobby so i can have an additional income.
    many many thanks, pls do not stop sharing .

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    wilcher418 says:

    Love it!!”"”

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    N Blair says:

    This is a great way for the kids to get involved while I am working on my projects. Thank you for the idea!

  13. Christianne C
    Christianne C says:

    love it~

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    C Stroud says:

    awesome idea i so wish i were imaginative and creative as this thank God for folks like ya’all sharing your gifts with us

  15. Tyri P
    Tyri P says:

    I just discovered this!!! Now I know what to do with all my lonely beads along with all my scraps of wire!

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    Delia C says:

    These are so pretty. I’ve been looking for a “template” for ear wires/cuffs. I think these would be a good starting point. Inspiration

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