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Beading Instructions


 Fluorite Eyeglass Holder 

by Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator,
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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Turn the mundane into the marvelous! Exotic fluorite and pearls combine to turn your eyeglasses into the focal point of a spectacular necklace.


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Step 1
Cut two 30-inch lengths of beading wire.
Step 2
Thread both lengths of wire through one crimp end, one carved square fluorite rondelle, and the loop on the round half of the toggle clasp. Loop both lengths of wire back through the fluorite bead and crimp end, bringing the wires through until 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch is sticking out past the crimp end.
Step 3
While holding all four lengths of wire so they're flat and not bunched on top of each other, compress the center section of the crimp end using the chain-nose pliers. Compress the section again, working from the other side of the crimp end, to secure the beading wire and clasp together.
Step 4
String over both lengths of wire, three 4x4mm fluorite cubes, one 3mm sterling silver round bead, one 8mm bicone crystal and one 3mm sterling silver round bead.
Step 5

Separate the wires. String onto one wire; one 3mm sterling silver round bead and one amazonite rectangle. Repeat two times. Add one more 3mm silver round bead.
Step 6
On the other strand, string an assortment of pearls to equal a similar length as the rectangle and round beads.
Step 7
String one round silver bead over both wires, check how the two strands now match up. If there is a gap showing any beading wire, take the last bead off and add additional 3mm silver round beads to fill the gap. Restring the 3mm round bead over both wires, then add one 8mm bicone crystal, one 3mm round silver bead, one 14mm fluted fluorite rondelle, one 6x6mm cube crystal, one 6x6mm fluorite cube, one 6x6mm cube crystal, one 3mm round silver bead, one 14mm fluted fluorite rondelle and one 3mm round silver bead.
Step 8
Separate the wires again and string one 3mm round silver bead, 3 fluorite oval beads and one 3mm round silver bead onto one wire. String an assortment of pearls on the other strand.
Step 9
String one 3mm round silver bead over both wires, then check how the separated strands match up make any adjustments as in Step 7. Continue stringing a random assortment of beads for approximately 9'', ending with one 3mm round silver bead.
Step 10
This is the mid point of the necklace. Repeat Steps 8 - 4 to match the opposite side.
Step 11
Add two crimp ends and the bar portion of the toggle clasp. Pass both wires back through the crimp ends and pull so the beads tighten up but not so much the necklace is taut; you want some flexibility. While holding the wires as separated as you can, compress the center section of the crimp end closest to the last fluorite cube added. Pull on the toggle bar to make sure the necklace is secure. If the wires budge at all, retighten and compress the crimp bead again.

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