Here's a crocheted slider bead I did when I first learned to do beaded crochet. These are fun and fast. I like making the "Bead Soup" for them.
Since this is cooking with beads, I have to make a mention about bead soup!
There's a great article on making Bead Soup by Emiliy Hackberth on http://www.about.com/ in the beading section. This site has good info and educational articles on beading, as well as how to do tons of stitches.
The recipe for bead soup: