A decorative hook that can be used to hang many things. Using copper looks great and it’s inexpensive.
Start with 4″ piece of 18 gauge copper wire.
I picked a spool up at Ace Hardware.
Don’t try to straighten the wire too much, you will put kinks in the wire that you can’t get out.
Using the handle of a large paintbrush, about 1/2″ up the loop end of the wire bend the wire over handle.
Do this by smoothing the wire as you bend it. Bring the wire slightly under the handle and begin curving the other end to form an “S”.
Complete the coil by rolling it upwards towards the top of the hook with your fingers.
Combining your hook and ornament
Cut 10″ of sheer ribbon. I get mine at Michaels. To give the ornament and ribbon a nice finished look and to keep the ribbon from doing the annoying split, I slide a 10mm glass donut over the ribbon. Fire Mountain Gems has a great selection. The clear glass donuts go best with all ornaments.
You have beautiful finished product with a handmade copper hook.
Colored wire works wonderful also.
Just don’t hammer it. That would ruin the finish.
18 gauge wire will hold most ornaments.
The heftier your ornament the thicker your wire needs to be.