I was making some whoopie slings for my Hennessy Hammock mod, and I wanted to add a stopper bead so the continuous loop wouldn't accidentally get pulled into itself like what happened to me at MAHHA 2011. However, I couldn't find any beads laying around.

What I did find were a pair of dice, 3/8" wide, from an old backgammon travel set. Lightweight, not much bigger than the Amsteel. I placed the die in a vice, and started the hole with a small drill bit in my Dremel. Then I enlarged the hole with a regular drill and larger drill bit. Looks great, if I do say so myself. Tell me I don't know how to pimp my suspension!