Carmen Savant answered:
I used youtube tutorias to learn the basics about beading. The most important think I learned was that you have to get all your beads on the yarn and in the correct order. I've had a difficult time trying to crochet wire so I've been using some YLI Pearl Crown Rayon I found at a sewing store. It's thicker than embrodery thread and extremely shiney. It's a little slippery. Thanks for the comment!