Another great thing about this project is that it can be accomplished with almost any gauge, color, and temper of wire - I would suggest using at least 22g or thicker, for sturdiness.
For the sake of visibility, I'm using 16g copper wire for this tutorial
1) Cut a piece of wire approximately 4" long
2) Using your round-nose pliers or rosary pliers, make a loose spiral on one end of the wire
3) Make a similar loose spiral at the other end of the wire, facing in the same direction. Leave about 3/4" of space between the two spirals
At this point, if you're using thinner or dead soft wire, it can't hurt to hammer the spirals a bit for strength. Don't hammer the space between the spirals; you want to keep that somewhat flexible for the next step.
4) Gently push the two spirals toward each other until one overlaps the other
You now have a cute, decorative little paperclip. Simply clip two beautiful pieces of paper together with it!
Now that you've mastered these little guys, mix it up a little. Try making really large spirals, hammering a texture into them, or try making leaf or heart shapes for the front part of the paperclip. The possibilities are endless, and these take only a minute or so apiece to make. Have fun!!!!!