20mm plastic garden mesh cut into parts
Make the mesh into a tube and secure temporarily
Apply hot melt glue to permanently joint the mesh to make the tube. Hold the tube in a circle while the glue is setting
Fit a 3/4″ or 20mm grommet in the centre of one of the crosses. Drill for the diameter of your microphone.
I used a cheap tie clip mic from ebay with a 4 pole plug so it can plug straight into your phone. Look for a metal body, the plastic ones are very tacky.
This is the mic mounted in the grommet but you might want to leave this stage until later to make sure you don’t put hot melt glue all over it
Wiggle the cross so the mic is in the centre of the cage
Secure the cross to the cage with hot melt glue
Take a plastic coat hanger and mark it up for cutting to fit the spacing of the cage bars
Cut the coat-hanger to size including grooves for the outer bars of the cage to sit in. This will all depend on your coat-hanger selection and personal preference
A view down the cage with the mic in place and the coat-hanger fitted.
Fit the two remaining crosses to the ends of the cage and trim the spikes off the cage to make it smooth
Cut a square of fabric slightly over size to fit the cage. Mine was 230mm x 230mm
I bought genuine Rycote fabric but they only sell it in minimum amounts of 1.5m x 1m for about £70 incl VAT and delivery. That is enough for 24 of these little mics so about £3 each and I am going to run workshops making these. You might want to hunt the fabric stores ….
Make the fabric into a tube, inside out and starting 50mm from one end sew out to the end and then….
…crimp the end into three seams and sew these up
repeat at the other end
Turn the right side out and…
fit to your microphone. You may have to adjust the stitching to fit.
Close the bottom opening with a large safety pin making sure you don’t damage the cable. Cable tie your cable to make it secure.