I have this FABULOUS square hook (an “I”) that I just LOVE. But unfortunately, it cost about $13 and while I’d love a whole set, I just can’t afford it right now.
Then in the back of my mind, I remembered a post from months ago (I’m SO bummed I can’t find it) of someone who had made their own hook handles using Sculpey. And I immediately knew I had to make one! Frankly, it was easier and worked far better than I ever imagined!
- Don’t use white! LOL! Sure, it seems cool, but it picks up any colors that bleed and looks grungy. Can you see close to the tip? Yup. Orange.
- Put the hook size on it – nicely. I think using a pencil would work well. I used something pointy – maybe an exacto? – and it looks crummy. But it doesn’t bother me at all – it’s quite smooth!
- Try pinching the middle like I did. Makes for a nice rest. I just put it next to my wooden one for sizing and location. But you could always put it next to a metal hook of similar size to figure it out. Or copy any other favorite handled hook!
I’m planning on doing this more with my tiny hooks. They just are harder to use because they’re so thin.