All you need to make your very own Striver is an Earring Finding (I used a French Hook here, but other styles can be used too...I just added more "curl" to my hook), a small length of wire to hold a few beads on, some beads, a charm and a pair of Needle Nose or Jewelers Pliers. How easy is that? Much more elegant looking than a Paperclip as well! I've used this Striver with thread all the way down to size 30 with great success and think it will even go down to smaller thread just fine.
Hope you all make some pretties for your tatting box now. ;-)