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 Triple-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Czech Crystal Focal, Celestial Crystal Beads, Lampworked Glass Beads and French Wire 

Triple-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Czech Crystal Focal, Celestial Crystal Beads, Lampworked Glass Beads and French Wire
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Esther, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

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Instructions by Maura Buckner, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

: : : Materials : : :

  • Bead, gold-plated brass, 3mm smooth round (62 beads)
  • Bead, gold-plated brass, 4mm heishi (8 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, glass, medium blue AB, 4mm faceted bicone (2 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, glass, turquoise blue, 6mm faceted bicone (10 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, glass, gold, 6mm faceted bicone (4 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, glass, medium blue, 6x6mm faceted cube (8 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, glass, gold, 6x6mm faceted cube (5 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, glass, turquoise blue, 6x6mm faceted cube (2 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, glass, turquoise blue, 8x8mm faceted cube (1 bead)
  • Bead, lampworked glass, blue/white/black with copper-colored glitter, 17x12mm twisted rectangle (3 beads)
  • Bead mix, lampworked glass, turquoise blue with fancy finish, 7x4mm-14x11mm mixed shapes (5 beads)
  • Drop, Celestial Crystal, glass, gold AB, 13x13mm faceted star (3 drops)
  • Drop, Celestial Crystal, glass, light blue AB, 13x13mm faceted star (5 drops)
  • Drop, Celestial Crystal, glass, dark blue AB, 13x13mm faceted star (1 drop)
  • Focal, Czech crystal, blue, 50x35mm single-sided baroque with moon and stars (1 focal)
  • Crimp bead, gold-plated brass, 2x1.5mm round (54 crimp beads)
  • Crimp cover, gold-plated brass, 3mm round (54 crimp covers)
  • Jumpring, gold-plated brass, 4mm round, 20 gauge (12 jumprings)
  • Jumpring, gold-plated brass, 5mm round, 20 gauge (10 jumprings)
  • Eyepin, gold-plated brass, 1-inch, 21 gauge (4 eyepins)
  • Earwire, gold-plated brass, 19mm fishhook with 3mm ball and 4mm coil and open loop, 21 gauge (2 earwires)
  • Clasp, 3-strand tab, gold-plated brass, 15x14.5mm round butterfly (1 clasp)
  • Chain, brass-finished steel, 2.2mm cable
  • Beading wire, Accu-Flex, 100% brass, 7 strand, 0.019-inch
  • French wire, gold-plated copper, 1mm fancy zigzag
  • Wire, Wrapit, jeweler's bronze, dead soft, round, 22 gauge
  • Adhesive, Loctite 409 Gel
  • Pliers, flush-cutter 
  • Pliers, round-nose 
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • Pliers, flat-nose 
  • Pliers, crimping 
  • End of Materials List
    Step 1
    Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
    • Eighteen 1/4 inch lengths, eleven 1/2 inch lengths, seven 1-inch lengths, two 1-1/2 inch lengths, and eight 2-inch lengths of gold-finished fancy zigzag French wire
    • One 3-1/2 inch length of 22-gauge bronze dead soft round wire
    Step 2
    String one 50x35mm baroque with moon and stars blue crystal onto a 3-1/2 inch length wire. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters finish the wire in a briolette wrapped loop.
    Step 3
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the first loop on the box portion of the clasp. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat to attach a 4mm jumpring to each of the three loops on both sides of the clasp.

    Repeat to attach a 5mm jumpring ring to the loop on the briolette wrapped loop attached to the baroque crystal, two 13x13mm star light blue glass drops, one 13x13mm star dark blue glass drop and one 13x13mm star gold glass drop.

    First Strand

    Step 4
    Using flush-cutters, cut a 22-inch length of brass Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube. Pass the wire though the first jumpring on the box portion of the clasp and back through the crimp tube leaving one end of the wire approximately one inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the jumpring. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

    Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim any excess wire from the short end.

    For a more finished look, place a crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.
    Step 5
    String onto the beading wire:
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 6mm bicone turquoise glass bead
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 6mm bicone gold glass bead
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 6x6mm cube medium blue glass bead
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 6mm bicone turquoise glass bead
    Step 6
    String onto the wire one crimp tube. Crimp the crimp tube next to last 6mm bicone turquoise glass bead. Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube.
    Step 7
    String onto the beading wire, crimping the crimp tubes where they are positioned on the strand:
    • One 1-inch length of French wire
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One 10mm cube blue with eye design glass bead
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One 6x6mm cube medium blue glass bead
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 8mm double cone turquoise blue glass bead
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One 6x6mm cube gold glass bead
    • One 1/2 inch length of French wire
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One crimp tube (uncrimped)
    • The jumpring attached to one 13x13mm star dark blue glass drop (positioned on top of the previous crimp tube)
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 6x6mm cube gold glass bead
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 1-inch length of French wire
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One crimp tube (uncrimped)
    • The jumpring attached to one 13x13mm star gold glass drop (positioned on top of the previous crimp tube)
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One 17x12mm twist triangle blue glass bead
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One crimp tube (uncrimped)
    • The jumpring attached to one 13x13mm star light blue glass drop (positioned on top of the previous crimp tube)
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 8mm round blue with eye design glass bead
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 1-inch length of French wire
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 6x6mm cube medium gold glass bead
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 1/2 inch length of French wire
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 6x6mm cube medium blue glass bead
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 6mm bicone turquoise glass bead
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 1/2 inch length of French wire
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 6mm bicone gold glass bead
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 6mm bicone turquoise glass bead
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    Step 8
    String onto the wire one crimp tube and the jumpring on the first loop on the opposite side of the clasp. Pass the beading wire back through crimp, and then pull the wire snugly so the crimp is closer to the jumpring. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (Loctite® optional).

    Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim excess wire from the end. Place a crimp cover over the crimp.

    Second Strand

    Step 9
    Using flush-cutters, cut a 24-inch length of brass Accu-Flex beading wire. Repeat Step 4 to attach the wire to the jumpring attached to the second loop on the first portion of the clasp.
    Step 10
    String onto the beading wire, crimping the crimp tubes where they are positioned on the strand:
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 6mm bicone turquoise glass bead
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 6mm bicone gold glass bead
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 6mm bicone turquoise glass bead
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 1-inch length of French wire
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 8x10mm oval turquoise blue glass bead
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One 6x6mm cube medium blue glass bead
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One 6mm bicone turquoise glass bead
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One 6x6mm cube medium blue glass bead
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One 6x6mm cube gold glass bead
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 7x10mm teardrop turquoise blue glass bead
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 1/2 inch length of French wire
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One crimp tube (uncrimped)
    • The jumpring attached to one 13x13mm star light blue glass drop (positioned on top of the previous crimp tube)
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 1-1/2 inch length of French wire
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 17x12mm twist triangle blue glass bead
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 1-inch length of French wire
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One crimp tube (uncrimped)
    • The jumpring attached to one 13x13mm star light blue glass drop (positioned on top of the previous crimp tube)
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 1/2 inch length of French wire
    • One 6x6mm cube gold glass bead
    • One 1/2 inch length of French wire
    • One 6mm bicone turquoise glass bead
    • One 1/2 inch length of French wire
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 8mm round blue with eye design glass bead
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 1-inch length of French wire
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 6mm bicone gold glass bead
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 1/2 inch length of French wire
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One 17x12mm twist triangle blue glass bead
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One 6mm bicone turquoise glass bead
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One 6x6mm cube gold glass bead
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 6x6mm cube medium blue glass bead
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 6mm bicone turquoise glass bead
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    Step 11
    Repeat Step 8 to attach the wire to the jumpring on the second loop on the opposite portion of the clasp.

    Third Strand

    Step 12
    Using flush-cutters, cut a 26-inch length of brass beading wire. Repeat Step 4 to attach the wire to the jumpring attached to the third loop on the first portion of the clasp.
    Step 13
    String onto the beading wire, crimping the crimp tubes where they are positioned on the strand:
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • Five sets of one crimp tube with crimp cover and one 2-inch length of French wire
    • Two crimp tubes with crimp covers
    • One crimp tube (uncrimped)
    • The jumpring attached the briolette wrapped loop on the baroque crystal (positioned on top of the previous crimp tube)
    • Two crimp tubes with crimp covers
    • Five sets of one 2-inch length of French wire and one crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    Step 14
    Repeat Step 8 to attach the wire to the jumpring on the third loop on the opposite portion of the clasp.

    Earrings

    Step 1
    Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
    • Eight 1/4 inch lengths and four 1/2 inch length of gold-finished fancy zigzag French wire
    • Two 1/2 inch lengths of brass finished 2.2mm cable chain
    Step 2
    String one 6x6mm cube medium blue glass bead onto an eyepin. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters finish the wire in a simple loop. Repeat to create two 6x6mm cube medium blue glass beading links and two 4mm bicone blue glass beading links.
    Step 3
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open the loop on an earwire. Pass it though the loop on the top of a 6x6mm cube medium blue glass beading link. Close the loop.
    Step 4
    Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the bottom loop on the 6x6mm cube medium blue glass beading link and the top loop on a 4mm bicone blue glass beading link. Close the jumpring.

    Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the opposite hole on the 4mm bicone blue glass beading link. Close the jumpring.

    Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the last jumpring and the first link on a 1/2 inch length of chain.

    Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the last link on the 1/2 inch length of chain and the hole on a 13x13mm star gold glass drop.

    Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the first 4mm jumpring after the 4mm bicone blue glass beading link and the hole on a 13x13mm star light blue glass drop.
    Step 5
    Using flush-cutters, cut a 6-inch length of brass Accu-Flex beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube. Pass the wire though the jumpring attached to the bottom loop of the 6x6mm cube medium blue glass beading link and back through the crimp tube leaving one end of the wire approximately one inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the jumpring. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

    Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim any excess wire from the short end.

    For a more finished look, place a crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.
    Step 6
    String onto the beading wire:
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 6mm bicone gold glass bead
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 1/2 inch length of French wire
    Step 7
    String onto the wire one crimp tube. Crimp the crimp tube next to last 1/2 inch length of French wire. Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube.
    Step 8
    String onto the beading wire, crimping the crimp tubes where they are positioned on the strand:
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 6x6mm cube light blue glass bead
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One crimp tube with crimp cover
    • One 1/2 inch length of French wire
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 6mm bicone gold glass bead
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    • One 1/4 inch length of French wire
    • One gold-plated 3mm round bead
    Step 9
    String onto the wire one crimp tube and the opposite side of the jumpring attached to the bottom loop of the 6x6mm cube medium blue glass beading link. Pass the beading wire back through crimp, and then pull the wire snugly so the crimp is closer to the jumpring. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

    Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim excess wire from the end. Place a crimp cover over the crimp.
    Step 10
    Repeat Steps 3 - 8 to create the second earring.
    : : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''How To Crimp a Crimp Bead/Crimp Tube'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Using Crimp Covers'' how-to video and instructions
  • ''How to make a Briolette Wrapped Loop'' how-to video and instructions
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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