Post # 1
I refuse to pay $100+ for “bride” and customized hangers for the BM’s, so I took a crack at wire sculpting myself. Do these look really DIY (and bad) or fine for the one or two photos they will be in? I still need to do 2 more for BM’s, but wanted your opinion before I bought more wire.
Post # 3
I think they look great, and definitely of similar quality to some of the ones you can get on Etsy. Good luck with the rest of them!
Post # 4
Ummm, these are FABULOUS! I actually see a lot of the “professional” ones and can’t always tell what they’re supposed to say. Honestly, yours are GREAT – BETTER than a lot of professional ones I’ve seen!
Post # 5
Those look FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! Just like the above posters said. & They look like they costed a couple hundered dollars! 🙂
Post # 6
Yours are great! Superb job. I’m doing my own as well as there’s no way I’m spending $35 for them.
Post # 7
I think it looks nice! Can you heat up the straight ends with a dryer to smooth them out?
There are some “knock off” sellers out there who really don’t have polished work. I’m kind of surprised they try to sell their stuff.
FYI, LilaFrances, the original creator of those hangers, now sells just the wire. She includes instructions for adding to to your own wooden hanger.
It was $17 for just the wire…which is the route I went.
Post # 8
I had no idea that I could use a dryer to straighten up the ends? How do I do that?
Post # 9
They look awesome!!! I can’t tell a difference from the ones I’ve seen on etsy either. How did you do them?
Post # 11
I just bought some 12 guage aluminum wire at Michaels and used my fingers and pliers to bend it into shape. I used Etsy for reference on how to form the letters.
Post # 12
Where does one buy wire for something like that? Hobby Lobby? Michaels? What exactly is it called? My only suggestion would be to use a lowercase a for Ann, but make it tall like a capitalized one. The rest of the letters are so bubbly and rounded, and the A looks out of place because it has harsh lines to it, even though you tried to soften it around the edges. Just my take on it! Otherwise they look amazing!
Post # 13
wow….i just bought one…it wasn’t super expensive but I would say it looks just like your! good job.
Post # 14
Beautiful! Definitely beats paying $50 to have one hand-made for you!
Post # 15
I think they look great and they won’t be photographed so close up anyway. I must disagree with the PP who dislikes the A in Ann as that was one feature I really like, that you chose to use a print A instead of a cursive one.