*edit* just a typo!
Step 1: Materials Needed
Jewelry wire (mine was 24 gauge gunmetal), about 70 or so yards, more for thicker wire, less for thinner. Really any pliable wire will do, though it's harder the thicker you go.
Beads: Either seed beads, or larger spherical beads
Wire Cutters: If you have a small enough gauge of wire, you may be able to use scissors as I did
A ruler or other measuring implement, if you can't find one, it's not too important
Pliers: If you have a thicker wire, you may need these to help further on
Step 2: Cut the wire
To make counting easier, I piled them into groups of ten and tied them in a loose knot.