Clasp: Any type of clasp will work. The piece featured here uses a swivel lobster claw clasp.
Crochet Hook: Since the wire will probably scratch the finish of the crochet hook, you may not want to use your good ones. Buy an inexpensive aluminum or steel one and use it just for wire crochet projects. Coated and uncoated wires will not slide as easily against the surface of plastic hooks. Sizes G, H, I, or even J, are a good choices for the style of necklace shown here. The hook used in this tutorial is a size G.
Wire: Fine gauge wires, between 26 and 32 gauge, work the best for most wire crochet projects. 24 gauge wire will work and is more visible between the beads. It is, however, a little more difficult to work with. 24 gauge Silver Plated copper craft wire is used in this tutorial because it shows well in photos, is very easy to crochet with, and slides more easily over the fingers than non-coated wires.
Beads: Any size beads will work. To achieve the look shown here, beads between 4mm and 8mm in size are best.
Tools: Flush cutter; Flat, round, and chain nose pliers; Wire twister (or use a drill)
Note: This tutorial does not teach how to crochet, but how to use the technique to make a necklace with wire and beads. Be aware that it may be difficult to stop at making just one necklace.
Set aside two smaller beads with larger holes to use on the necklace ends. The holes should be large enough to accommodate three twisted wires-see Steps 11 and 12.