Clean, polish and file both ends of wire Put mandrel in center of wire
(about 1 size smaller than intended size) and wrap wire twice around
mandrel. (There will be a double loop around your finger.) Remove from
mandrel and test for size
Using pliers, form scroll by turning one of the end portions of the wire
Once you have formed a full loop, firmly grasp the loop with your flat
nose pliers and continue to form the scroll.
This motion should be made using your wrist, holding the ring firmly in
one hand and gripping the loop with the other while rounding the wire
Form a second scroll facing the opposite direction
Hold the ring next to your steel surface or steel vise. Hammer the
scroll flat. You may hammer either side of the scroll. However, it is
recommended that you hammer the hidden (back) end to hide any blemishes
or unwanted texture that your hammer might cause. The side of metal
that touches the vise will have a smooth finish. If you do accidentally
mar your wire, gently file the surface. You may come up with another
texture, but you'll have a smooth surface and no wasted wire!
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