Next you'll want to map out your design. A dry erase marker works well--just make small dots. My markings were huge with my big ole pen & it was hard to erase once the pins/beads were in. You could also "sketch" the design into the candle with the tip of a pencil.
Then, simply poke your pin through a bead & stick it into the candle, following your marks. My thumb hurt after a bit of pushing, so a thimble might be handy.
You can get as simple or as complicated as you want. I can totally see a group of pre-teen girls making these at a slumber party. Or they'd make perfect wedding favors--with a silver or gold monogrammed letter on each one!
Totally off topic here, but today is my wedding anniversary! 9years. 9 loooong years. HAHA! Happy Anniversary Mr. WhiMSy love!
Oh, & an update:I am on the mend. My sweet mom took me to the ER last night & I am being treated for an inner AND an outer ear infection. Since Sunday I've had constant pain in my ear & it is not fun. But, VERY slowly, I am getting better.