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 Multi-Strand Necklace with Glass Curved Tube Beads and Rubber Cord 

Multi-Strand Necklace with Glass Curved Tube Beads and Rubber Cord
Step 1
Using wire nippers, cut four 2-inch lengths of gold Zebra Wire™.
Step 2
Using round-nose pliers, form a simple loop (approximately 1/8 inch diameter) on one end of the wire to form an eyepin.

Repeat to make four eyepins.

Strand 1

Step 3
Using wire nippers, cut a 16-inch length of Accu-Flex professional-quality beading wire. String one crimp tube and a 1/2 inch piece of French wire onto the wire. Pass the wire through an eyepin made in Step 2, then back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the eyepin so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using wire nippers, trim the excess wire from the short end.
Step 4
String onto the beading wire one of each of the following:
  • Gold bead cap
  • Blue glass tube
  • 6mm gold bead
  • Lime glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Yellow glass tube
  • Glass round bead
  • Orange glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Blue glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Lime glass tube
  • 6mm gold bead
  • Yellow glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Orange glass tube
  • 6mm gold bead
  • Blue glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Crimp tube
  • 1/2 inch piece of French wire
Step 5
Pass the beading wire through a second eyepin and back through the crimp tube. Then pull the wire snugly so the crimp and the French wire are closer to the eyepin. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the first part of the necklace. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using wire nippers, trim excess wire from the end.

Strand 2

Step 6
Repeat Step 3 to attach a second strand of Accu-Flex® beading wire to the first eyepin.
Step 7
String onto the beading wire one of each of the following:
  • Gold bead cap
  • Yellow glass tube
  • Glass round bead
  • Lime glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Black glass tube
  • 6mm gold bead
  • Yellow glass tube
  • 6mm gold bead
  • Lime glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Lime glass tube
  • Glass round bead
  • Black glass tube
  • 6mm gold bead
  • Lime glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Lime glass tube
  • 6mm gold bead
  • Black glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Crimp tube
  • 1/2 inch piece of French wire
Follow Step 5 to attach the end of the strand to the second eyepin.

Strand 3

Step 8
Repeat Step 3 to attach a third strand of beading wire to the first eyepin.
Step 9
String onto the beading wire one of each of the following:
  • Gold bead cap
  • Black glass tube
  • Repeat nine times for a total of 10 sets
Step 10
String onto the beading wire one of each of the following:
  • Gold bead cap
  • Crimp tube
  • 1/2 inch piece of French wire
Follow Step 5 to attach the end of the strand to the second eyepin.

Strand 4

Step 11
Repeat Step 3 to attach a strand of beading wire to a third eyepin. Strands 4 - 6 will be attached to this eyepin and then to a fourth eyepin for the other side of the strands.
Step 12
String onto the beading wire one of each of the following
  • Gold bead cap
  • Yellow glass tube
  • Glass round bead
  • Blue glass tube
  • 6mm gold bead
  • Yellow glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Gold bead cap
  • Orange glass tube
  • 6mm gold bead
  • Blue glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Gold bead cap
  • Yellow glass tube
  • Glass round bead
  • Orange glass tube
  • Glass round bead
  • Blue glass tube
  • 6mm gold bead
  • Yellow glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Crimp tube
  • 1/2 inch piece of French wire
Follow Step 5 to attach the end of the strand to the fourth eyepin on the opposite side.

Strand 5

Step 13
Repeat Step 3 to attach a fifth strand of beading wire to the third eyepin.
Step 14
String onto the beading wire one of each of the following:
  • Gold bead cap
  • Lime glass tube
  • Glass round bead
  • Black glass tube
  • 6mm gold bead
  • Black glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Black glass tube
  • Glass round bead
  • Lime glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Lime glass tube
  • 6mm gold bead
  • Black glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Lime glass tube
  • 6mm gold bead
  • Lime glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Crimp tube
  • 1/2 inch piece of French wire
Follow Step 5 to attach the end of the strand to the fourth eyepin on the opposite side.

Strand 6

Step 15
Repeat Step 3 to attach a sixth strand of beading wire to third eyepin.
Step 16
String onto the beading wire one of each of the following:
  • Gold bead cap
  • Turquoise glass tube
  • 6mm glass bead
  • Black glass tube
  • Glass round bead
  • Lime glass tube
  • 6mm gold bead
  • Turquoise glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Gold bead cap
  • Glass round bead
  • Black glass tube
  • Glass round bead
  • Lime glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Turquoise glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Gold bead cap
  • Black glass tube
  • 6mm gold bead
  • Lime glass tube
  • Gold bead cap
  • Crimp tube
  • 1/2 inch piece of French wire
Follow Step 5 to attach the end of the strand to the fourth eyepin on the opposite side.

Finishing Ends

Step 17
String one gold cap, wide end first, onto one of the eyepins on one end of one beaded section. Form a wrapped loop on the top of the cone to secure it in place.

Repeat on the other three eyepins.
Step 18
Using laser scissors, cut two 4-1/2 inch lengths of cord. Place a gold-plated bend style cord tip onto one end of one cord. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers gently bend the prongs around the cord. Repeat to add a cord tip to each end of both lengths of cord.
Step 19
Using two pairs of chain-nose pliers, open a jumpring. Pass the open jumpring through a wrapped loop on top of two of the bead caps, and through the loop on one of the cord tips. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the opposite two bead caps to a cord tip on the opposite cord.
Step 20
Using chain-nose pliers, open the loop on one half of the clasp. Pass it through the loop on a cord tip on one half of the necklace. Close the loop. Repeat to attach the second side of the clasp to the other cord tip on the other half of the necklace.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Making a Wrapped Loop and Double-Wrapped Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''How To Crimp a Crimp Bead/Crimp Tube'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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