Post # 1
ok ladies, I am on my 4 or 5th try at these personalized wedding hangers! At this point I could have just paid someone else to do them, lol. They never look close to as nice as the ones on esty or here. Anyone else having trouble with them? Any tricks anyone wants to share with me?
May there are just two types of people in the world? The ones who can make wire hangers the ones who can’t?
Post # 3
hmmm, sounds like maybe you need to give yourself an out for this one. ask yourself: is it crutial to the success of the wedding or reception? if not, maybe you will feel better if you moved on (or treated yourself to the etsy version).
I had to make some sacrifices and nix certain projects because I ran out of time. nobody noticed, no problems!
Post # 4
I don’t think I could make them either. I’m pretty sure the people on etsy might use some kind of tool to keep everything nice and straight, and lots of practice.
Post # 5
I cant even imagine trying to do one myself
Post # 6
Here’s what I would do: www.etsy.com! 🙂 hehe. I could never accomplish that! Good luck!
Post # 7
well this bee did it! Why can’t i?!?! Where there is a will there is a way!
Finished another project…hangers (pics)
Post # 8
Someone posted about this on here with instructions!! Her’s look really great http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/finished-another-projecthangers-pics
Post # 9
artlover probably had special tools. since she mentioned E6000 glue, that is a clue that she’s an experienced crafter who does this kind of stuff all the time.
Post # 10
I was able to do my personalized wire hanger … but I SUCKED at the “Thank You” parasol. We all have strengths and weaknesses and even though I’m crafty enough to do the hangers, I couldn’t get my parasol to look good to save my life. By the 4th or 5th try, unless you’re seeing improvement, I would just scrap the idea and either buy one or do some of the painted hangers that are really neat too.
Post # 11
I’m so sorry you are having trouble. I am an art education major, so yes, I have experience with many different art mediums. Can you post a photo of what you have done? Maybe we could identify where its going wrong for you and give you more specific tips if we know what you are struggling with!
edit: the only tools that I used were the font printed out (helps a TON), a wine cork for letters like o, d, b, c, a, etc., and a pair of needlenose pliers to close the wire on itself when it needs to do a 180 (letters like l, m, etc). and a drill to drill the holes in the side. it does take some practice if you have never worked with wire before but don’t get discouraged! If you look at etsy sellers closeup pics you can often see the path they made with the wire to make tricky letters.
Post # 13
I am struggling too!
I think I will have to do at least one of these over… 🙁 I can’t figure out how to not get the dings in the aluminum when I have to squish it together–I even used flat pliers that I use for jewelry making, but to no avail, they still turned out crappy.
Post # 14
The same thign happened to me. I think it might be the type of wire we are using. Maybe it’s too thin. I bought mine from Etsy and was attempting to do the bridesmaids’ myself but so far it’s a no-go.