thankyou for the comments...
these are quite lovely -- I haven't worked with beads before -- is there special wire for these? I would love to figure out how to make a few of these!
well I think you could use any kind of wire that you can fit beads into.. I used that wire hangers to hang ornaments on your christmas tree, you can buy them at the dollar store or walmart, because that is what I had..
this is kind of what I'm talking about..
I found this link to a tutorial on how to do them... that is NOT where I got the idea from to do mine, I got it from a Martha Stewart book..http://www.craftideas.info/html/bead_ornaments.html