As it turned out, the wire from coat hangers was not strong enough to hold so I just made the stand out of scrap wood. The base piece is from a 6" board, the arms are from old 2x4"s and the cross piece at top is from a 1x1. I decided to add the top piece just to ensure that in my nervousness in handling the bars, I wouldn't accidentally knock one off.
In use! (and showing crosscombing)