Thread a rice bead onto each headpin. Use chain-nose pliers to bend one headpin wire to a 90 degree angle about 3/4 inch away from the end of the wire.
Make a loop with the round nose pliers at the top of the bend in the wire, forming a circle.
Hold the loop with a pair of chain nose pliers. Use another pair of chain nose pliers to wrap the end of the wire tightly around the wire stem. Make two loops around the stem, then make a flush cut, to cut off any remaining wire.
Prevent a sharp edge from sticking out from the link by pressing the end firmly with chain nose pliers to flatten it into the bead link.
Pro Tip: Flush cut - Flush cutters have a flat side to the blade, and a concave side. You want the end that will be a part of your piece to have a flat, or flush end for a smooth cut to your wire design. Place the flat side of the cutters against your work, and the extra to be cut off on the concave side.