USER TIPS & FIT
ADJUST PICKS TIP - Michael (Missouri, USA)
1. Take a pen apart and use the empty end of the ink tube to slip over the wire pick ends to adjust them easily without scratching the picks. This method will open the ring to fit a larger finger, will close the ring to fit a smaller finger, and helps keep the ring looking nice.
For best results opening the ring, pry the wire ends open slightly with the tube, then pull the ring apart slightly from both sides with your fingers until the wire ends are flush again with the now larger ring. Repeat until the ring fits nicely.
For best results closing the ring, pry the wire ends closed slightly with the tube, then push the ring together slightly from both sides with your fingers until the wire ends are flush again with the now smaller ring. Repeat until the ring fits nicely.
2. Another way to open up the fingerpicks without misshaping them is to insert the nose of a wide barrel pen into the ring portion (or something similar such as the plastic tip of a turkey baster).
An alternative to the tools listed above is small needle nose pliers. If using pliers, it's a good idea to put masking tape or cloth over the pick surface first to help avoid scratching it.
MATCH PICKS: Al (Tennesse, USA)
1. Purchase a set with a different finish for each finger. This helps in quick identification of which pick is adjusted for which finger.
2. Mark each pick for quick finger reference. I used acrylic artist paints, straight from the tubes and a small detail brush; but using a toothpick, dipping it into the tube and marking...works well, too. I marked the finger ring portion of each with a narrow band; red for the index finger, blue for the middle finger, and green for the ring finger. After the acrylic dries, which only takes 5 to 10 minutes, the acrylic is tough and durable under normal circumstances