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 Double-Strand Necklace with Sky Blue Crazy Lace Agate Gemstone Beads, Gold-Filled Chain and Turquoise Leather Cord 

Double-Strand Necklace with Sky Blue Crazy Lace Agate Gemstone Beads, Gold-Filled Chain and Turquoise Leather Cord
Step 1
String one crazy lace agate cross bead onto an eyepin. Using round-nose pliers, side-cutting pliers and chain-nose pliers, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a crazy lace agate cross beading link.

Repeat to create the following:
  • Two crazy lace agate oval beading links, using one 20x15mm crazy lace agate puffed oval on an eyepin
  • One crazy lace agate flat round beading link, using one 18mm crazy lace agate flat round on an eyepin
  • Two crazy lace agate puffed diamond beading links, using one 23x23mm crazy lace agate puffed diamond on an eyepin
  • Two crazy lace agate 10mm round beading links, using one 10mm crazy lace agate round on an eyepin
  • Four crazy lace agate 8mm round beading links, using one 8mm crazy lace agate round on an eyepin
  • One gold-filled 8mm beading links, using one gold-filled 8mm round bead on an eyepin
Step 2
Using side-cutting pliers, cut the following lengths of chain:
  • Twelve lengths of gold-filled 9x6mm oval cable chain: two pieces 1-inch (3 links) in length, three pieces 1-1/4 inches (4 links) in length, five pieces 1-1/2 inches (5 links) in length and two pieces 1-3/4 inches (6 links) in length
  • One piece 21-gauge half-hard round wire 4 inches in length
  • Four pieces 24-gauge half-hard square wire 2-1/2 inches in length
Step 3
Using scissors, cut two 9-1/2 inch lengths of turquoise suede lace.

Step 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 5.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the toggle bar end of the clasp and the first link of the 5-link length of gold-filled 9x6mm oval cable chain. Close the jumpring.
Step 5
Open the loop on one crazy lace agate 8mm round beading link and pass it through the last link on the gold-filled chain added in Step 4. Close the loop. Open a 4mm jumpring and pass it through the loop on the other end of the crazy lace agate 8mm round beading link and the last link on one end of another 5-link length of gold-filled chain. Close the jumpring.
Step 6
Continue connecting one of the follow components using a 4mm jumpring in the following order:
  • Crazy lace agate 8mm round beading link
  • Crazy lace agate 8mm round beading link
  • 3-link length of gold-filled 9x6mm oval cable chain
  • Crazy lace agate flat round beading link
  • 5-link length of gold-filled 9x6mm oval cable chain
  • Crazy lace agate cross beading link
  • 6-link length of gold-filled 9x6mm oval cable chain
  • Crazy lace agate oval beading link
  • 4-link length of gold-filled 9x6mm oval cable chain
  • Crazy lace agate 10mm round beading link
  • 4-link length of gold-filled 9x6mm oval cable chain
  • Crazy lace agate 10mm puffed diamond beading link
  • 6-link length of gold-filled 9x6mm oval cable chain
  • Crazy lace agate 10mm diamond beading link
  • gold-filled 8mm round beading link
  • 5-link length of gold-filled 9x6mm oval cable chain
  • Crazy lace agate oval beading link
  • 3-link length of gold-filled 9x6mm oval cable chain
  • Crazy lace agate 10mm round beading link
  • 5-link length of gold-filled 9x6mm oval cable chain
  • Crazy lace agate 8mm round beading link
Step 7
Open the loop on the last crazy lace agate 8mm round beading link and pass it through the last link on a 4-link length of gold-filled 9x6mm oval cable chain. Open a 5.5mm jumpring and pass it through the loop on the ring half of the clasp. Close the jumpring.

Second strand

Step 8
Using a 4-inch length of 21-gauge wire, thread on the crazy lace agate 40mm triangle focal component. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and side-cutting pliers, create a briolette wrapped loop to secure the crazy lace agate 40mm triangle focal component.
Step 9
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the jumpring through the loop on the crazy lace agate 40mm triangle focal component and a 9mm gold-filled jumpring. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach another 4mm jumpring to the focal component and the 9mm jumpring.
Step 10
Open a 5.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the 5.5mm jumpring attached to one half of the clasp. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a 5.5mm jumpring to the jumpring on the second half of the clasp.
Step 11
Pass one end of the 9-1/2 inch length of turquoise lace through the 5.5mm jumpring, leaving approximately a 1/2-inch tail.
Step 12
Fold the 1/2-inch tail over so it is resting on the longer length of lace. Place one end of the 2-1/2 inch square wire between the folded lace. Using the chain-nose pliers, guide the wire, wrapping it tightly against the two pieces of lace, securing it to the jumpring. Continue to wrap the cord for four or five neat wraps.

Repeat Step 12 to attach the lace to the 9mm jumpring attached to the focal component created in Step 8.
Step 13
Repeat Steps 11 and 12 to attach the second piece of turquoise lace to the second half of the clasp and the focal component.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''How to make a Briolette Wrapped Loop'' how-to video and instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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