Measure in ½" (12mm) from both ends of the PVC tube and mark. Using a 1⁄16" (2mm) drill bit, start at the marks and drill straight down through the other side of the tube.
Patina the U-shaped wire. Insert the U-shaped wire into the PVC tube.
Use a file, carving tool, craft knife, electric etcher or other tool to scratch designs into the surface of the tube. Sand the surface to remove burrs and impart a shine to the surface. Finish with shoe polish.
Prepare a prayer or intention on a piece of paper, wrap the paper with red waxed linen and insert it into the bead, or merely speak the prayer or intention into the bead.