I'm making a necklace from ring shaped beads, which have two holes through which the beading wire runs diametrically (similar to these). While all other rings will be filled with other beads, I'd like to keep the last ring open and use it as part of a toggle clasp. However I'm unsure how to attach it.
So far I have thought of two possible approaches:
- run the beading wire through one hole, bring it back on the outside and fixate it with crimping beads.
Disadvantage: beading wire will be visible where it crosses the outside of the bead and this will add extra space between the last ring and the others.
- Put a headpin through one hole, wrap the outside end into a loop and attach this loop to a loop of the beading wire.
Disadvantage: adds extra space between the last ring and the others.
So, any suggestions on how to attach the ring bead without adding extra space?