Step 4: Remove the jewelry wire from the WigJig jewelry tool. It will appear as shown in picture Step 4A, above center-left. Now use your pliers to complete this piece by making a second loop with the wire tail. If you used Fine Step Jaw Pliers in Step 1, both the initial and final loops will be the same size. After making the loop, your jewelry wire will appear as shown in picture Step 4B.
Step 5: Complete making the Flemish Spiral jewelry wire component by cutting the excess wire and closing the final loop. When completed, this jewelry wire component will appear as shown above, far-right.
Alternative Jewelry Making Technique by Wrapping Jewelry Wire:
The one alternative technique that we want to address when making this link is the alternative of wrapping the link closed with either 1/2 round jewelry wire or with a fine gauge of jewelry wire.
Step 6: Using 22 gauge round jewelry wire or 20 gauge 1/2 round jewelry wire, first open both loops on the jewelry wire component.
Step 7: Make a "U" shaped bend about 1/2" from the end of a 2 inch segment of the 22 gauge jewelry wire. Place this "U" shaped bend in position to wrap around the middle of the jewelry wire component and squeeze the "U" shaped bend with your chain nose pliers so that it fits snugly against the wire component.
Step 8: While holding this jewelry wire in position with your chain nose pliers, wrap the free end of the wire around the middle of the Flemish Spiral. Squeeze the wire at the bend with your chain nose pliers. Make about three loops using this technique.
Step 9: Now cut both ends of the jewelry wire near the middle and tuck these cut ends in so that they do not stick out. After tucking in the cut ends, close both loops.
This completes the wrapped Flemish Spiral wire component. Because of the wrapped jewelry wire, this component is stronger that it would be without the wrapped wire.