A nifty gizmo for straightening wire

You know how jewelry wire comes off the spool and instantly gets twisted and kinked? And they say, “Just run it through your fingers a few times to straighten it.” Well, I must have extraordinarily thin skin or something, but it will draw blood before it straightens out.

I tried straightening it with nylon-coated pliers, with mixed results.

Then I discovered an amazing gizmo from Artistic Wire that wire straightener
straightens wire in a jiffy. Costs about $10 (buy online and check for lowest price). You can also get it at a local craft store but at a higher price.

Here’s what it looks like in use on a 20 gauge piece of copper wire:

 

wire in gizmobent wire

 

 

wire straightened

 

So save your fingers and pick up one of these little babies. I guarantee you’ll want to keep it handy.

Kris Haig — artisan, teacher, spiritual director

 

 

 

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