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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2012 12:49:35 PM »

I didn't heat it up or do anything fancy (though I like the idea - I may try it out!).  I cut it with diagonal cutters (just about ruined them - use decent wire cutters if you have them), and I bent it with pliers.  I did use the "soft"-est hanger that I found in my closet.  Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2012 04:55:05 PM »

I didn't heat it up or do anything fancy (though I like the idea - I may try it out!).  I cut it with diagonal cutters (just about ruined them - use decent wire cutters if you have them), and I bent it with pliers.  I did use the "soft"-est hanger that I found in my closet.  Smiley

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Oh that's awesome! I decided to try out some wire hanger stuff, but mine are SOOOO HARD TO BEND! But my husband managed to coil the wire around one of my knitting needles and make awesome brassy colored jump rings! I don't know how he did it, but he's my designated jump ring maker from now on. haha!
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« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2012 06:08:24 AM »

I tried the jump rings, but by the time they were bent, I couldn't cut the wire with my diagonal cutters.  Someday, I'll have to get heavier wire cutters I think!  (You're right, they're really hard to bend too -- I often craft with aviation safety wire, which is also hard, so I guess I don't mind hard wire Smiley )  I'll have to post some of my aviation wire earrings when I get around to taking pictures.
 
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2012 01:53:36 PM »

i loved this so much, i had to try to make one! when i saw yours, i started drooling over it, and wanted one for my gypsy ren fest costume. it was a lot of fun. i used these giant clippers to cut the hanger, and they didn't want to go through all the way, but they went through enough where i was able to bend it back and forth a couple times to get it cut. i painted mine with gold outdoor paint (says it's good for metal) because i was pretty sure the hanger metal would turn my neck green. gotta scrounge up some kinda cord for it still. Smiley

thank you so much for the inspiration. what an amazingly thrifty idea, and yours is soo beautiful! Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2012 06:42:55 PM »

I need to start busting out the old hangers!
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« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2013 03:56:59 PM »

Wow!  Really!  Thank you so much!  I was just thinking today that I wanted to start making things and taking pictures of them again, and posting them.  This may just push me back into this world!
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« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2013 06:15:58 AM »

Wow!  Really!  Thank you so much!  I was just thinking today that I wanted to start making things and taking pictures of them again, and posting them.  This may just push me back into this world!

I hope it does!  Would love to see more of your creations!
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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2014 07:04:39 AM »

There was a mentally ill man who used to sit in the coffee shot near where I grew up. I mean he couldn't hold a conversation with you, didn't know where he was (thought he was "home" in the coffee shop), and was just very very "odd" (carried all his medication around on chain wrapped around his body) - but a sweetheart. After him coming in every day for a while the coffee shop welcomed his presence because "hanger-man", as they named him, became part of the coffee shop experience. Everyone knew who he was and everyone respected him. He would only ever ask people one thing: What is your name? And then, as they enjoyed their bagel or coffee or whatever, he would make their named out of coat hangers ^just like this. He would ask your name, wander off to "his seat", and 10 minutes later come back with a very intricate little sculpture of your name. He would not except money or even a thankyou (would ignore people) but if a small coffee or a blueberry muffin were left at his table, it sure wouldn't be there after a few minutes.

Seeing these reminded me of him! My little sculpture was lost in one of my many moves, but I'll always remember him for sure.
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