Thought I would throw this up since I've been making so many of these lately! This is the process that all my little swirls go though! At this point, I make EVERY SINGLE ONE!
From raw brass wire, I use my torch to bead up the ends.
Then I bend each one up, solder them, and then hammer each a little. After polishing them, they are ready to be any number of my pieces!
I like having a bunch around so I can put something together right when I think of it!