I'm sure this beading technique has a proper name and all, but I call these kind of beads strawberry beads on account of the fact that my first project was a pair of strawberry earrings.
It's a very straightforward affair: all you'll need are some larger beads with the hole diameter at least 2mm wide (plastic, wood, resin beads are perfect), seed beads, thin wire (mine was about 1mm). You can also use waxed thread or nylon string, but I find it a lot easier to use wire. And of course some ordinary pliers.
Cut about 20 cm of the wire and string one of the large beads.
Secure the bead by passing the wire through one more time. This helps anchor the bead.
Now string some seed beads. The number of seed beads needed will vary depending on the size of the large bead.
Now pass the wire through the hole of the large bead again.
As you can see, the seed beads are evenly arranged around the larger bead.
Now you basically repeat the process, until the entire bead is covered.
It took six strings of seed beads to cover the bead I was using.
Now we take both wire ends and join them together at the bottom of the bead and just twist them together.
I like to leave a nice long twisted tail wich can be used to incorporate the bead into a design.
Here's the end result. Feel free to experiment with different shapes, colour and texture for some surprising results.
And a couple of finished projects: