Step 1: Use Chain Nose or Flat Nose pliers to form a right angle bend 1” from the end of the wire.
Step 2: Use Round Nose pliers to hold the wire just after the bend. Roll the pliers toward the bend and stop at the bend. Do not roll past it.
Step 3: Use your fingers to wrap the wire the rest of the way around the nose of the pliers. Trim the wire next to the bend.
Note: Open a simple loop just as you would a jump ring, by twisting it apart rather than pulling the ends apart.