I had my first attempt at making wool beads, and I just had to share how simple it was.
In a bowl full of hot water, throw some soap scraps, and let them melt until the water becomes soapy. Meanwhile, roll together small tufts of wool, like you would a yarn ball. Once it starts shaping up, soak it in the hot water, and begin rolling it around in your palms, gently. Keep soaking and rolling. The whole process should last about 10 minutes, and towards the end you will feel the wool ball becoming harder and smaller. Once that’s done, rinse the wool ball and let it dry (which will take quite a while, so plan ahead!). If you want more beads of the same size, make sure you begin with equal amounts of wool.