That's a "why didn't I think of that?" photo if there ever was one...
Excellent idea, Natrix.
The applications and variations on that theme are truly mind boggling! Not only can you use a bead to close the loop at the hook, you could slide a cone head or bead on the front loop as well. And with stainless wire, the saltwater potential is exciting. Hmmm, it's off to Cabela's for me. At a price of something less than $.08 a piece for the shafts, a person could get real creative.