I started out with all good intention of explaining techniques etc, and I even droned on about basic tools blah blah blah ... then, I stopped myself, for two very good reasons. There are some great sites out there and secondly, very helpful Jewellery forums who have a wealth of information and can be much more detailed and instantaneous than a blog. Plus ... its still a learning curve to me.
One thing I would say, is wireworking is quite a minimal outlay, and if your already making jewellery, you'll probably have enough tools to make a start. Pliers, round-nose for making loops, flat nose for holding loops and coiling, wire cutters ... that's enough to start with. Google wirework and launch yourself forward.
I would also suggest you buy some cheap wire and practice with that before any expense of craftwire or silver. I pick up some bargains in the PoundStore. Try my design on that, then do the 'real' one.
Mookaite project ... mmmm - 'on hold' is the easiest thing to say. I can't seem to find the inspiration I need to move with this? I want to link it in with wirework - so I'll get back on that. I have another project I want to post tomorrow and one more lined up.
Until later, 'Keep Watching, and I'll Keep Blogging'