I am so excited--I finished my first wire bead crochet bracelet and I only had to make it 3 times to get a finished product. I ran into trouble when trying to sew the lobster claw and ring to the bracelet because I was treating the wire like thread and it kept breaking. Pat Moses-Caudel of Wild Poppy Designs was kind enough to give me some hints on our Yahoo bead crochet group. If you haven't seen some of Pat's work, you can visit http://imageevent.com/patmcaudel. The problem was that I was trying to sew through the jump ring; once I followed Pat's suggestion to make a wire loop and then attach the jump ring, my problem was solved.