Here are some examples:
Purple and clear crystals with small swirl.
Hematite hoops with extra loop to attach a center piece.
Coral chips with pewter beads with larger swirls at the top.
I recently discovered nylon tipped pliers which really help to make the swirls without nicking the wire. I give them a gentle pounding with a flat hammer and tiny anvil. Good luck with your projects. For more of my jewelry visit me on Etsy: