You can make elegant designs with wire crochet. In this example, we used a size 0 needle that makes loops smaller than the beads we used. This creates the curl in the wire. If you want a straight design, use a needle equal to or larger than the beads you are working with.
String all of the beads you will want to use in the design. If you are estimating, overestimate, once you begin you cannot add beads. We like working straight from the spool. It doesn't hurt to work harden your wire if you are working in sterling by running the wire through nylon jaw pliers a couple of times.
Make a simple loop in the wire. Leave a tail of at least four inches.
Hold the tail of the wire in the same hand as your crochet needle. Slide the needle through the center of the loop.