Step 1: Cut the wire
Use your flush wire cutters to cut approximately 12 in. / 30 cm. of wire.
Take one end of your wire and line it up against your hoop so that the end is directed away from the opening of the hoop. Using the long tail of the wire, start wrapping around the opposite end of wire, being sure to wrap tightly.
Once you’ve wrapped about ⅛ in. / 3 mm. of the wire onto the hoop, trim the shorter end that you just covered.
Step 3: Add the first bead
Add a bead to your wire and slide it all the way down to the hoop.
Holding the bead with your thumb and index finger, use your other hand to thread the wire through the hoop going from underneath, then upwards, creating a loop. Thread your your wire through the loop you’ve created and pull taut.
Continue adding beads and wrapping as described above. (We used 10 3 mm. freshwater pearls on a 1.5 in. / 4 cm. hoop.)
Step 6: Secure the wire
When you finish adding beads, line your wire up with your hoop again, and wrap ⅛ in. / 3 mm. of the wire going back towards your beads. When you’re finished wrapping, thread your wire through a few of the beads.
Step 7: Trim the wire
Trim excess wire using your flush wire cutters. Repeat these steps to create a matching pair. Done!