I've struggled for years with how to manage and contain all my loose wire. If you've seen how I age wire for jewelry-making, you know that I end up with lots of short lengths of wire. My previous method was to simply use clothespins to clip the wires together and store it all in a zip-top bag. However, that wasn't effective at all as the wire often slipped from the pins as well as punctured the bag. I needed to find a new method and necessity aided my drive to make better wire organization happen.
A quick trip to the dollar store and a few minutes of my time were all it took to wrangle all those wild wires.
All I bought was: a three-ring binder, dividers, page protectors, and labels. It cost me all of four dollars to get my loose wire under control.
To make sure the binder stays closed, I even made my own closure with felt and some adhesive hook-and-loop (velcro) material.
The above pictures make the project pretty self-explanatory, but if you want a better look at my whole thought-process as well as the "Before", I did make a video on creating my own inexpensive Wire Organization.
Now, I just need to figure out how best to store all the wire that's still on spools.
Got any ideas?