So I couldn't sleep last night due to a tooth ache and to kill time I was trying to finish a bracelet I've been working on. I made some jump rings using pliers that weren't quite working out.
So I googled how to make jump rings and found this nifty website: http://jewelrymaking.allinfoabout.com/features/makejriing.html
I tried using a nail in place of the "wig jig" but I had trouble holding onto the wire as I wrapped and getting it straight and tight. So I had this nifty idea:
I took a block of wood, a metal piece with three holes, and a nail with the desired size for the jump rings. I used the metal piece to secure the nail to the board, and dilled two holes in the block of wood and threaded the wire through it. For extra security, I also used the screws holding the metal piece to the wood and wrapped the wire around them. From there, I was able to coil up the nail really easily and quickly. I also switched the nail out for different sizes. See?
Here are the plier made jump rings:
And my new and improved ones:
Hope this helps other wire-wrapping challenged individuals