And more experimenting with fine silver findings from Metal Clay Findings.
These are fine silver eyelets (although they are confusingly called jump rings on the packaging and their website.) I just got a spot on the side of the bead nice and hot and, holding the eyelet (which has a post on it) with a pair of pliers - pushed it into the hot glass.
You can see it got a little blobby from my over-heating the silver a little as I tried to make sure it was in there securely.
However, now that it is out of the kiln - it seems quite secure. This opens up some design possibilities from hanging tassels of beads off lampwork beads all sorts of other ideas. Hmmmmm.