Keep a small box (this one is from an outdoor store and is used to keep small fish hooks separated) loaded with beads of various sizes. Spend an afternoon cutting and balling wire beads of various sizes so when inspirations strikes, they are ready to go. This box shows beads made with 18 gauge round dead soft Argentium wire. The section with one inch pieces of balled wire also houses larger domed pieces. Hint: The longer the wire used, the "flatter" the ball will be.