From part 1
This is for the wire part.
chain nose pliers
round nose pliers
Nylon jaw pliers
18 or 16 gauge red colored copper wire
I used 1 gauge wire for these, but the 18 gauge works just as well and is a bit easier to work with.
Start a spiral with the chain nose pliers.
Make it about 3/8" or a tiny bit bigger.
Fold the wire over the spiral you just made and press flat with the nylon jaw pliers.
Bend the end wire up as close to the tree top as you can.
I hold the spiral with my thumb and bend the wire against the back of the tree at the top with my other hand.
You can if you want flatten it with the nylon jaw pliers.
With the chain nose pliers bend the end wire over the top of the star a little.
Or you can do it with your fingers.
Grab the wire and hold it close to the last bend and then bend it at a right angle.
Keep holding the wire with the round nose pliers while you do the next step.
Keep wrapping until the loops reach the top of the tree.
Clip off the end with your side cutters underneath the spiral so it doesn't show.
And this in the back.
I will come back and show you how to make the holly and attach it and how to finish the ornament next.
Stay tuned for part 3.