I went to my friend Luci's house today for a crafting afternoon. While there, I finally mastered wire! The key is good tools. My pound shop pliers were just not cutting it (literally!). But Luci has a whole set of pliers which actually worked brilliantly.
Luci wants to start an Etsy shop but I'm worried that it's too competitive and that we need really original stuff to carve a niche for ourselves.