Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to crochet a beaded bead.
bonded polyester thread, or crochet thread, or pearl cotton,
assortment of different size beads,
threader....I use those looped dental floss thingie....it works.
crochet hook size 2
In order to load up enough beads onto the spool, use a threader.
The process will go faster and your thread end won't fray.
Start off with a loop on the hook.
slip stitch to form a ring.
Insert a knitting needle, a pencil, or a skewr in the circle.
Crochet two rows of single crochet in each stitch all the way around.
Now bring three beads up close to the hook.
Make a single crochet in order to anchor the beads in place.
At this point, the stitches will not be very visible. So it really doesn't matter where you insert your hook.
Continue to pull up three beads close to the hook and make a single crochet.
Do this all the way around until you reach the height you want.
Stitch it or thread it onto any project.