About a 1/2 and inch away from the bead,
bend the wires using your fingers or a mandrel of your choice.
Here, I used a knitting needle.
Using a file (I used an emery board,) file the ends of the wire so that there are no sharp edges.
Gently work harden the wire. I used my chasing hammer and bench block.
I hammered the top edge of the earring flat.