A long time ago I knitted a lot, mostly sweaters. I never liked crocheting much which might come from some traumatic incidents in elementary school ;-)
Then I stumbled upon a wire crochet piece on the internet. I came back to it again and again, for a few days, then I decided to order a book. I didn't bother to read the instructions except for the explanation about wire gauges, looked at the pictures, remembered my crocheting skills from elementary school and went off to buy some wire. I dug up my one and only crochet hook and went to work. After that I never stopped. I'm an addict.
What I like about crocheting wire is that I can combine it with other materials and techniques, like polymer clay.
Just recently I started with needle lace.
This piece combines both. The lampwork beads are in a needle lace net as focal for the wire crochet rope.