There is no front or back to the next three slides so there is no wrong way to wear them.
Materials: 10" of 18 gauge round wire
Tools: Round nose pliers; Flush cutter; Mandrel; Optional-Hammer and bench block
Decide what chain or necklace that the slide will be used on. If the slide must be removable, it should fit over the necklace ends. If it will be permanent, it can be tighter. Either of the two mandrels shown would work for the kumihimo cord shown here. The larger of the two mandrels was used in this tutorial so the slide could be removed and used on other necklaces.
Straighten and cut 7" of 18 gauge round wire.