Using some jewelry wire and a pair of nose plyers, a loop was made at one end of the wire. One by one the bells were threaded along the wire until all were on (or so I thought until I went to stand up and found one in my shoe). The two wire ends were tied together and the bells formed into a circle.
A length of gold metallic ribbon was tied around the top and became the hanging loop. A bow, made with the same ribbon was adhered to the ribbon at its base. On impulse I placed the wreath around the neck of a gold deer sitting on the mantle. Below is a close up.