Pro Tip: **If you are using beads, this is the step in which you need to slide the beads onto the wires. Hammer one end, add the beads, and hammer the second end.
Smooth the ends using a metal file. Measure ¼” of an inch from the ends of the wires and mark with the permanent marker. Lay one wire on the steel bench block and flatten the end, to the mark using a heavy hammer, it will resemble a paddle. Flip the wire as needed to assure the sides are even. Repeat on both ends for the four wires.