Clean, straighten and then cut the one 9 1/2 inch piece of wire. (You will have a little extra wire, but I like to be safe.) Insert this wire into a pin vise and twist. Cut this twisted wire into the following lengths: 2 pieces each 1-inch long, 2 pieces each 1 1/2 inches long and 2 pieces each 2-inches long. Next measure and mark 1/2 inch from each end of all cut wires.