Here we go again
A while ago i made some medallion things, i'd just acquired a couple of 35mm lenses and took them apart to get at the innards, they suggested a window type bit of jewellery. The proper name of which eludes me at the moment. Anyway i wanted the hang them on a kilt pin, but cant you find a kilt pin with a single loop of suitable size? Can i hell. I did find this in the dark depths of the wife's dusty sewing basket. No idea what it is though, i think maybe something to do with medals or curtains, no one knows, one of life's great mysteries. The only thing on the net i found similar is a "Mayo pin" which is in the same form and too big but used for something , probably yucky, in veterinary practice, therefore expensive.
So i got some piano wire, fiendishly springy with with a mind of its own. I measured the pin as 1.2mm in diameter. Trouble is with wire sizing is, its metric/standard English/American or bizarre. It turns out Piano wire sometimes is measured in Piano wire gage, which differs from any other gage....anyway i got some roughly 1.2mm off an ebay shop and some big nails from B&Q.If you want to know more about wire gages, google it, 'cos im confused.
Her i've banged in a wire staple to stop the top bit zooming off the top...
Ah Ha after a lot of swearing and not a little effort i got it bent round the posts. Now to leaver it off. It would be a whole lot easier to do all this red hot, and indeed it bends really well hot, but it loses its temper and turns into normal soft wire and snaps, believe me i have tried.