For this project, you can use a standard metal paperclip, or opt for some of the more colorful paperclips available. The ones shown here have a rubbery coating. Check your office supply shop for a good variety of paperclips. Carefully unbend a paperclip. You may need to use your jewelry pliers to do this. Jewelry pliers are a lot like regular pliers, but they have a rounded tip for curling wire. Once your paperclip is straight, we are ready to curl the end.