Twist enough 24-gauge wire to create 48" (122cm) of loosely twisted wire. Cut five pieces of 10½" (27cm) 18-gauge wire.Also cut a 3" (8cm) piece of 18-gauge wire.With the 10½" (27cm) pieces stacked, find the center and wrap the 3" (8cm) piece around them to secure. Start the wrap with a hook at one end of the wrapping wire.
Wrap the wire about four times, and cut off the excess wrapping wire. Use the pliers to really smash the wrapping to hold it together tightly.
Begin curling the spokes up to form the general shape of the basket.Take the piece of twisted wire and wrap it around the base of one of the spokes.
Start to make the basket by wrapping the twisted wire 360 degrees around each of the spokes, working in a spiral around the entire piece, from bottom to top.
As you continue working around and begin to shape the sides of the basket, keep the spokes evenly spaced and your tension consistent.When your basket is the desired height, finish by wrapping the wire one extra time around one of the spokes.