These are my favorite head pins. I buy them in bulk. The 24 gauge is the perfect weight for wrapping.
On the fragile and weak side. Soft metal.
I use these headpins in constructing beaded earrings and focal pieces for necklaces. They are easily formed into an eye-ring end, but are easily snapped apart if overworked.
This is the size head pin I use most of the time. I'm always buying more.