I have too many necklaces and had to do something to keep them from tangling all the time. Each nail has one or (max.) two necklaces so that would be minimal. I also didn't want to have anything that needs to be mounted on the wall too heavily. I got some old wooden hangers from my aunt (they are so old that they are actually hand made) but I believe this would work with any wooden hangers (just be careful not to split the wood which was my only scare when I planed on doing these before I got the hangers made of solid wood) and the fact that modern hangers have that turning end might make it easier to hang in different places.