6. Cut a piece of beading wire several inches longer than the strand you are planning to string. For example, if you are starting with a short strand, cut a piece of wire about a foot long.
7. (Sorry I don’t have photos of these two steps, but if you’ve ever made jewelry, you know what to do already.) Feed the wire through a crimp bead, then through the small loop on the hook, then back through the crimp bead. Stop pulling an inch or two past the crimp bead. Hold the wire in place and slide the crimp bead as close as you can to the hook. Use crimp pliers or needle-nosed pliers to crimp the bead tightly in place.
8. Slide your beads onto the wire. Make sure the short end of the wire is tucked inside the beads. When you get to the end, repeat step 7, then trim the wire and tuck it inside the last couple beads. It helps to string the wire back through a couple beads before crimping and trimming.