My first one was some Master - #3, I think. Bored at work, we found a lock, nothing better to do - so why not see if we could pick it. I made a half diamond out of some banding straps (pretty soft steel) based on what I thought a lock pick should look like. To my astonishment, it worked. That was about a year ago. Right after that, I started searching the internet for lock picking guides, then I found this forum.
The pick sucked, and only worked a few times before it started getting too bent up to hold its shape, but I was hooked. I'm making much better picks today.