Sometimes when I buy a cookie or a loaf of bread, it comes with a wire tie. Today, my friend undid the tie on her cookie-wrapper, and tried to flick it to another friend the way you try to dump trash in someone’s lap. It would have been a tragic waste of a great invention: more convenient than the rubber band (at times), and extremely easy to use, I think the wire tie is good for anything from keeping plastic packages closed to creating miniature wire-art to winding around brushes in order to keep the bristles together. Anyway, I ended up saving the wire tie my friend was about to litter, and turned it into a 3D treble clef. Who says paper cranes or planes are the only things that can relieve boredom?