I'm keeping it simple tonight by offering you a link to check out some great jewelry pieces that were knitted and crocheted -- obviously not your "traditional" pieces you see everyday. I found myself repeatedly saying "wow!" with each piece pictured!
If the site inspires you, then you may want to check out the book Crochet With Wire by Nancie Wiseman for inspiration on getting started.
Also, hgtv.com has images of a recently aired program on crocheting with wire. Click to visit.