With square versions, you need just your broad nose or chain nose pliers to make 90 degree bends along a length of wire. If this is new to you, don't try any thicker than 20G wire to start with.
Tip 2 Work harden the component by hammering with a pvc or rubber mallet. If you want to flatten it, then bang away with a metal hammer.
Here are three of my designs for inspiration:
The simple double spiral earrings using the square spiral as a fancy headpin end
Crystal beaded wire wrapped copper spiral earrings from my Etsy Store
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Check out Cristina Ramos' excellent new tutorial over at the My Precious Bits of Sunshine blog on how she makes the Greek spiral as she calls it.
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