|Handmade Wire Jig for Ear Wires|
Cloudy and cold in Portland today, so what better way to spend my time then finally putting together that wire jig I always wanted. I was inspired to make a handmade jig by free some instructions provided by Etsy artisan Glitter Critter.
I love my new ear wire jig!! I'm calling it my "Fab Five." It's got five different ear wire designs all on the same block and was so easy to make. I hunted through our stash of extra hardware in the basement and came up with some great leftover material that I could reuse in my jig -- old copper tubing, wire brads, and a hunk of pine with a hole already drilled in it for conveniently hanging it on the wall as a storage alternative! To put it together, I cut copper tubing to size, trimmed the nail heads, drilled some holes in the wood block, and then pounded everything into place with my trusty hammer. I used already prefabricated ear wires as my guides for where to place the nails so I can make my favorite size every time. I plan on taking the "Fab Five" for a test drive tomorrow and will definitely post the results.