Before going on vacation, I took a crochet wire class at the Bead Faire from Jade Gunnarson. She's a jewelry designer and offers classes for Gem Faire. The examples of her jewelry designs linked above come from Kazuri- handcrafted beads from Kenya.
My art and craft interests started with beading. I've always wanted to learn how to crochet with wire. The necklace contains tiger eye, crystals and seed beads. It's a fun process and very different than crocheting with fibers. Jade is a great teacher and I highly recommend her Gem Faire classes.