I decided I'd use the Sugru graciously supplied by Instructables and Sugru for a contest to create a new handle for the lid.
Step 1: Create the handle support
I separated a piece long enough to make a ring the size I wanted the handle to be by using a pair of pliers to bend the strap back and forth till it broke. I flattened out the rough edges.
I used a small bottle of appropriate size to bend the strap into a circle without kinks.
Step 2: Affixing the handle ring
Then I used a small bit of Sugru to create a soft washer to keep the metal ring from scratching the glass of the lid. I rolled a small snake of Sugru and wrapped it around the bolt where it met the outside of the ring.
The bolt then went through the hole in the glass lid and the nut was screwed on the other side allowing some of the sugru to squeeze out to assure a good attachment. I trimmed the squeezed-out Sugru to use on the rest of the project.
Sugru smells strange but not bad. I kind of like the smell. ;)