The following two pics illustrate my attempts at the "easy hairstick bun." Once I determined I'd been trying to wind the hair in the wrong direction, I was able to wrap the hair around the "loop" rather easily.
The first pic shows a bigger, looser version held with a fakkare, but the clip was too small and wouldn't hold it alone. The second pic shows a far more tightly executed loopy bun and it's held with a real ficcare, and very well, at that! This is a great style and I'm so happy to have it to add to my growing repertoire!
Thank you so much, Laurahborealis, for sharing this with us. This is easy, fast and looks great - what more can you ask of a hairstyle?!