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 Triple-Strand Necklace with Celestial Crystal® Beads and Sterling Silver Beads and Chain 

Triple-Strand Necklace with Celestial Crystal® Beads and Sterling Silver Beads and Chain
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Savoir Flair

-- Designer --

Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

To learn more about Tammy Honaman, read her jewelry artist success story here
Instructions by Maura Buckner, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

: : : Materials : : :

  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, peridot green, 8mm bicone (12 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, turquoise blue, 8mm bicone (4 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, turquoise blue AB, 8mm bicone (8 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, light yellow, 8mm bicone (2 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, light yellow AB, 8mm bicone (10 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, light yellow, 6x6mm cube (8 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, peridot green AB, 6x6mm cube (8 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, light yellow, 6mm round (10 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, peridot green AB, 6mm round (8 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, dark green, 15x10mm teardrop (3 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, aqua blue, 15x10mm faceted teardrop (3 beads)
  • Bead, sterling silver, 3mm seamless-look round (16 beads)
  • Bead, Rajasthani sterling silver, 4mm beaded rondelle (6 beads)
  • Bead, sterling silver, 4x1mm beaded rondelle (68 beads)
  • Bead, sterling silver, 6mm oval (10 beads)
  • Bead, sterling silver, 8mm round (5 beads)
  • Focal, sterling silver, 26x14x2mm hanger with 3-loops, round bar (2 Focals)
  • Jumpring, sterling silver, 5.3mm round, 19 gauge (1 jumpring)
  • Jumpring, sterling silver, 4.8mm round, 19 gauge (6 jumprings)
  • Clasp, toggle, sterling silver, 30x22mm flower, one loop (1 clasp)
  • Crimp, sterling silver, 4x2.5mm tube, 1mm inside diameter (4 crimp beads)
  • Chain, sterling silver, 4x3mm oval link
  • Chain, sterling silver, 6x5mm cable
  • Beading wire, Accu-Flex®, clear, .019 inch, 49 strand
  • Wire, sterling silver, dead-soft, round, 20 gauge
  • Adhesive, Loctite 409 gel
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • Pliers, flush-cutters 
  • Ruler 
  • End of Materials List
    Step 1
    Using flush-cutters, cut a 7-link length of sterling silver 3mm oval link chain.

    Cut a 1-inch length of silver wire. Form a simple loop on the first end of the wire. String one dark green teardrop onto the wire. Form another simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a bead link. Open one loop on one side and slip on the last link on one end of the chain. Close the loop. Repeat on the other side of the bead link. Set it aside.
    Step 2
    Cut one 10-1/4 inch length and two 4-inch lengths of sterling silver 6x5mm cable chain.
    Step 3
    Using two pairs of chain-nose pliers, open a 4.8mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop attached to the toggle clasp and the last link on one of the 4-inch lengths of 6x5mm cable chain. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat, connecting the last link of the length of chain to the silver 26x14x2mm hanger.

    Repeat Step 3 to add the chain and hanger to the second-half of the toggle clasp.

    First Strand

    Step 4
    Open a jumpring. Pass it through the last link on one end of the 10-1/4 inch length of 6x5mm cable chain and the inside loop of one of the three loop hangers. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat, adding a jumpring and the last link of chain to the inside loop on the other three-loop hanger.
    Step 5
    Open the 5.3mm jumpring and attach it to the fourth (middle) link of the 3mm oval link chain, connected to the bead link, and the center link on the 10-1/4 inch length of 6x5mm cable chain. Close the jumpring.

    Second Strand

    Step 6
    Using the flush-cutters, cut a 20-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube, one 4mm beaded rondelle and the middle loop on one three-loop hanger. Pass the wire back through the 4mm rondelle and the crimp tube leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against loop. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).Using the tip of a pair of chain-nose pliers, compress the center section of the crimp tube. Using the flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.
    Step 7
    Using the tip of a pair of chain-nose pliers, compress the center section of the crimp tube. Using the flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.
    Step 8
    String onto the beading wire one of each of the following:
    • 3mm silver bead
    • Peridot cube crystal
    • Light yellow faceted round
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Turquoise AB bicone crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Light yellow AB bicone crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Peridot cube crystal
    • Peridot faceted round crystal
    • 3mm silver bead
    • Light yellow faceted round crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • 6mm silver bead
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Turquoise bicone crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Light yellow cube crystal
    • Peridot faceted round crystal
    • 3mm silver bead
    • Light yellow faceted round crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Peridot bicone crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Light yellow AB bicone crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • one 8mm silver bead
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Turquoise AB bicone crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Peridot cube crystal
    • Light yellow faceted round crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Light yellow AB bicone crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Peridot bicone crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • 4mm silver bead
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • 6mm silver bead
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    Step 9
    String on one 8mm silver bead.
    Step 10
    Repeat Step 7, backwards, to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
    Step 11
    String one crimp tube, one 4mm silver bead and the middle loop of the other three-loop hanger. Pass the beading wire back through the 4mm silver bead and crimp tube. Pull the wire snugly so the crimp is closer to the hanger. Make sure there is no slack along the entire length of the necklace, yet not so tight that the strand is rigid. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

    Using the chain-nose pliers, compress the center section of the crimp tube. Using wire nippers, trim any excess wire from the end.

    Third Strand

    Step 12
    Using the chain-nose pliers, compress the center section of the crimp tube. Using wire nippers, trim any excess wire from the end.
    Step 13
    String onto the beading wire one of each of the following:
    • Light yellow AB bicone crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Peridot bicone crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • 6mm silver bead
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Peridot cube crystal
    • Light yellow faceted round crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Turquoise AB bicone crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Peridot bicone crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Light yellow AB bicone crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Light yellow bicone crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • 8mm silver bead
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Turquoise AB bicone crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Peridot bicone crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Light yellow cube crystal
    • Peridot faceted round crystal
    • Light yellow cube crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Turquoise AB bicone crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • Peridot bicone crystal
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • 3mm silver bead
    • Aqua blue teardrop
    • 3mm silver bead
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • 6mm silver bead
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • 3mm silver bead
    • Dark green teardrop
    • 3mm silver bead
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • 6mm silver bead
    • 4x1mm beaded rondelle
    • 3mm silver bead
    Step 14
    String on one aqua blue teardrop.
    Step 15
    Repeat Step 12, backwards, to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
    Step 16
    Repeat Step 10 to connect the beading wire to the third hole on the second three-loop hanger.
    : : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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