It is harder to work with wire- the wire does not want to go in the direction that you want it to- you could use a smaller gauge wire, however, it may break or bend easier. I used 22 gauge non tarnished brass wire for my second pin, and my first pin was just some wire that I had in my jewelry kit (I think it was 22 gauge also but in a silver color). I knitted in a shawl pin that I bought from an Amish store, but you could always just use anything for closure and not even knit one in- search shawl pin patterns for examples..
I took size 4 metal dpns (any size that you want will do) and I threaded several beads on the wire- I alternated the colors, as I wanted my second pin two toned. My first was just different shaped red beads spaced 3 stitches apart. On the one that I show you, there is a small bead for every cast on, every stitch, and every bind off.
Here is my wire already beaded and my needles.
First I made a slip knot in the wire leaving about 4 inches for a tail. I inserted one of the dpns, slid a bead down the wire to my knitting needle and cast on loosely 6 more stitches on this needle with one bead in between using one wire to cast on.
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