Wire and Bead Ornaments by Everyday Art - 1.String about 2 1/2 feet of beads onto wire. Don't cut the wire at this time. I used 24 gauge painted floral wire. (I tried 22 gauge too and it worked but not as well.) It helps to have some beads that are a little bit bigger. They keep the wire slipping and uncoiling when it's done.
Frozen Outdoor Ice Ornaments for Boy Scout tree (could do cranberries and oranges in a balloon, fill with water, freeze, cut away balloon. Could even find a way to add a thread to tie and make outdoor tree ornaments)