I decided to make sets of 12 charms each, so I got 12 different colors
I bought 6mm druk beads (simple Czech glass) – I originally wanted 8mm but those did not fit over the rounded wire
I bought base metal (as opposed to sterling silver) 1″ hoops that are actually earring findings – they also carried 3/4″ which probably would have worked out even better, but may have created more problems getting the bead on
detail of the ends, one is flattened and has a hole punched in it creating it’s own clasp later
STEP ONE: put the bead on
STEP TWO: grab the regular end with some pliers (needle nose would work best if you have them) – just 1/4″ or less. I found holding the hoop right where I was going to bend it worked best
STEP THREE: bend upwards
STEP FOUR: admire your work. Slip the flattened end with the hole over the bent end to secure.
detail of closed charm
If it doesn’t want to hold, gently pull the hoop open so that it will have some tension when closed.
I packaged some in those glass topped favor containers which are so trendy these days.