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    i have blisters

    on my fingers from trying to splice zing it.. i tried 22g wire and it snags and a carpet needle and the eye is too wide..
    please help.
    Megan
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    I have felt your pain. I use copper wire from CAT 5 cables doubled over which acts as the eye.
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    I have used thin floral wire with good results. What size zing-it are you using?

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    I used a big needle (don't know what it's called) for yarn, but not the biggest. Opened the weave up a little with some coated floral wire that I cut the coating off of.

    It took forever, but it got the job done.
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    When using wire don't just fold the end over. Fold the wire completely in half so that the two ends of the wire never go into your zing it. That way there is nothing to snag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwinginIt View Post
    When using wire don't just fold the end over. Fold the wire completely in half so that the two ends of the wire never go into your zing it. That way there is nothing to snag.
    Exactly. That is the easiest way I have found to splice.

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    I've also spliced 'til my fingers were blistered...

    I use small gauge wire like that as well. Works well for me.

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    Started using fishing leaders, have worked the best for me, kept cutting myself with guitar strings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan View Post
    Started using fishing leaders, have worked the best for me, kept cutting myself with guitar strings!
    Gee Wiz!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post
    I have used thin floral wire with good results.
    Quote Originally Posted by SwinginIt View Post
    When using wire don't just fold the end over. Fold the wire completely in half so that the two ends of the wire never go into your zing it. That way there is nothing to snag.

    ^ What they said

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