Necessity struck again when my USB headset for Skype gave up the ghost. Not wanting to spend a fair amount of money on a new on I looked at my Rock Band peripherals, but I don't own a Mic stand and holding the microphone while raiding is prohibitive. Thus the Cheap-ass Coat-hanger Microphone Stand is born.
What you will need:
~10" Tape (masking or duct) or other means of securing stand to surface.
Needle nose pliers.
Step 1: Cut and Unbend the Wire.
Step 2: Make the Base.
Step 3: Make Mic Holder
on the other end of the wire make a 1" loop with 2 revolutions. the spacing should be ~1/4" so the mic wire can be threaded.
Step 4: Finishing Up
Sand the ends to remove sharp burs that could cut you or the mic wire.