One of the features of my hanging plaques has always been the wire hangers, with their twirly bits on the ends:
I’d already experimented a bit with using string instead of wire, and was considering starting to use it more widely – and then the wire company changed the wire.
They changed it in a bad way – well, for me at least. It’s softer and more pliable now, which means it’s less likely to keep its shape. I’ve tried several other manufacturers and I always find the same problem. Maybe for other applications softer is better but that’s not much use to me!
So I decided that, wherever possible, I’d change over to using a rustic jute string.
I actually think I prefer the string and I think some plaques look much better with string – it’s more in keeping with the shabby chic look. It also makes posting easier (I probably spend hours cutting up cardboard to sandwich around plaques so the wire isn’t damaged en route) and is safer around young children.
It seems that most customers don’t really have a strong preference. However, if you would rather have wire, I can still do it as there’s plenty in stock (some of it’s a bit on the soft side though!) – you just need to ask. Email me any time: Wendy@1stUniqueGifts.co.uk!
It will take time to re-photograph and re-upload all the photos on the website – but we’ll get there eventually.