A good friend gave me the crystals from her mother's antique chandelier. I wired a small hanger and hung them on spiral ornament hangers. I also hung all 35 of the spiral icicles I beaded. The tree is so pretty with or without the lights on.
And, yes, the ornaments were carefully packed and the tree dissembled, awaiting the holidays.
I found yards of long blue fringe at a second hand store. It made the most luscious little tree. It's all texture and bouncy little strings.