These are a lot of fun to make. Start with 20 gauge wire and make your outer shape, being sure to make a spiral hanger on the top. Mine are appr. 5 inches tall minus hanger. Use 26 gauge wire and wrap around the spiral to secure, cut the wire at a length that you are comfortable working with. Slide random beads onto the wire and extend the wire across the shape and wrap the wire around a few times. Place more beads on wire and continue to wind wire around in a very random pattern until you are pleased with the way it looks. Finish it off at the spiral, wrapping the wire tightly to secure. I hope my directions are easy to understand!
ETA new pictures as requested
*these have been hanging in my craft room for 2 years and probably should have been re-shaped a bit before taking pics*