I tried just holding the woodburner under the antenna and that wasn't enough to get them to curve. Sounds like Misty is one to another technique using one of the other tips that came with the burner. It sounds like a huge time saver to me. I always ruin at least one set when using matches! Michelle's trick of keeping the pair of antennas attached at the bottom was a great improvement over doing them separately like the directions on Ribbon Retreat tell you to.