I have been making Xmas tree ornaments this year on my
lathe, but I was having trouble finding the kind of small eyelets and
hangers I wanted. Then I remembered an old trick. I used
small copper wire and twisted it to my own specifications.
Hooray! I got exactly what I wanted.
Start with some thin wire strands taken from a larger
insulated wire. These need to be about 4” long.
Bend roughly in half and twist the ends together with
The twisted end is going to go into your drill chuck.
Now twist the second piece of wire exactly like the first one, but
connect it with the first one.
Now put the twisted end of one piece into the drill
chuck. Put a nail or other round object into the loop and twist
with the drill while holding the nail in your fingers.