Luckily, for those of us who have wanted to crochet with wire but werent sure what to do after some of the basics, Nancie M. Wiseman picked up the challenge and experimented until she developed a number of techniques and projects for her book Crochet with Wire, published by Interweave Press (retail is $14.95 US and $20.95 Canada). Now, you dont have to already know how to crochet to use this book. Like most jewelry making books, this one assumes everyone is a beginner. However, there is a lot here for those of us who already know some the basics of crochet, or who like myself, have already played around with wire crochet. Along with chain stitch and single crochet, which more experienced crafters may be familiar with, Wiseman moves on from there to also cover half-double and double crochet, and these two stitches, I think, offer a little something for the more advanced jewelry maker.
Projects, a total of 30, include necklaces and bracelets, but also earrings (which you dont see a lot of in wire crochet) and even baskets. You can tell by reading this book that the author really got into this method of jewelry making. Her enthusiastic tone make you want to go out and get some super thin wire and dig around for that lost crochet hook in your junk drawer.