Feed your 24 gauge wire through your bead and place it on first loop as shown (fig. 4a, 4b). Wrap the wire around the loop a few times (fig. 4c, 4d). Bring wire to back and snip end with wire cutters (fig. 4e).
Using a pair of pliers, tuck the end in so it doesn’t stick out. This is the back side of the brooch (fig. 5a). Repeat on other side of wire to secure bead (fig. 5b). Once the bead is secured to the first loop, hold the bead + loop tightly and start forming your second loop tightly around the bead (fig. 5c, 5d, 5e).
Keep wrapping the wire around the bead to complete your second loop (fig. 6a). Using your thumb, form the wire in an arc shape and cross over the pin wire (fig. 6b, 6c, 6d). This is a view from the top of the brooch (fig. 6e).