1) Choose two to three colors to work with. More than that and it will start to look like a hodgepodge. I used gold, silver, and white because I thought they would be subtle and go with the other decorations.
2) Select an odd number of ornaments. It will look more balances and natural to the eye. Try and find ones that are interesting and will reflect the light.
3) Tie the string or ribbon you are using to the ornament. Hold it up to test the length of the string. Then lay it on the table and tie it to the hook. I tried to tie the ornament on while the hook was already hanging and it ended in disaster!
5) At first I hung them in a spiral with each ornament hanging a bit shorter than the last. Then I moved them to be a bit more random like the picture above and decided I like that better. The good news is, they aren't attached so you can rearrange to your heart's content! Have fun! I would love to see a picture of how your ornament chandelier looked!