Step 1: The Problem
Step 2: The Solution
First, I used the bolt cutters to cut a little under a half inch off the free end of each loop. I didn't measure anything, I just made each cut where the wire started to bend around the curve. Next, I used the channel-lock pliers to pinch the remaining wire in two places to make a smooth, semi-round shape that is smaller than the original diameter. I found that it's easiest to make the first pinch closest tot he free end so the second pinch can close the remaining gap and leave a tight fit.