Read through the tutorial before starting the project. Follow all safety precautions pertaining to the tools and supplies being used and the space you are working in. Hint: It is a good idea to make spirals from different wires so you know how each wire behaves. These charms can be used as dangles on many jewelry pieces. Attach several to each link of a chain bracelet for a unique effect.
20 gauge round or twisted square wire was used here but other sizes of wire will work just as well. Change the length of wire to obtain different sizes of spirals.
Use either a chain nose or a round nose pliers to start the center of a spiral. There are pros and cons for the use of each. Try both to see which works best for you. Each piece of wire used for the charms is straightened and cut 2" long (flush cut on both ends).
Chain nose pliers: Make sure that the tip of your pliers is very fine to obtain the smallest center loop possible. Tightly grasp the very tip of a 2" piece of wire with the tips of the pliers. Twist the tips of the pliers while pushing the wire with your thumb, creating a partial loop shaped like a "P."
Round nose pliers: The jaws of some inexpensive pliers, and even some expensive ones, have tips that are not the same size. If you have a pair like this, use the same tip throughout your project. Round nose pliers will not grip the wire very well, but the darker satin finish pliers seem to have more grip to them with less hand grip needed than shiny ones. Tightly grasp the very tip of a 2" piece of wire with the tips of the pliers. Twist the tips of the pliers while pushing the wire with your thumb, creating a loop. Shift the pliers and continue pushing the wire around the loop, creating a drooping "P."
You will find that chain nose pliers give you a better grip on the wire tip, making it easier to curl. Round nose pliers make it easier to make a more than full loop but do not grasp wire tips well.