Okay, Christmas is my favorite time of year, and the time when, as most of do, I feel like I need just two more weeks of time for making gifts. I also always need more money. This year is not an exception, so I started looking for supplies in various places. First, in my search for copper wire, I went to Walmart. Here is what they had:
This is what it cost for 7 feet of coloured copper wire, which is 16 gauge, and very pretty. It will work for some of what I am doing.
I really wanted copper coloured copper wire, so I planned to get the old telephone wires that maintenance pulled out of my office years ago (and were throwing away) which I pulled out of the garbage and stashed in my file cabinet. Stripping the insulation is not fun, but free is good, right? Then today I was in Lowes looking for washers, and a few other things, and I wandered into the electrical aisle - just to look. Ha! Gold mine - or a copper mine in this case. I saw all the various well insulated cables they carry, and then, at the end of the aisle, the spools. Spools of pure copper, non-insulated wire. Gorgeous!
Even more gorgeous was the price.
Very happy; now I have to get very busy!