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 Triple-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Celestial Crystal® Beads and Black Obsidian Gemstone Beads 

Triple-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Celestial Crystal® Beads and Black Obsidian Gemstone Beads

Necklace

Step 1
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the first loop on the slide portion of the 3-strand slide lock clasp. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a 4mm jumpring to each of the loops on the slide portion and insert portion of the 3-strand slide lock clasp.

First Strand

Step 2
Using flush-cutters, cut one 22-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire: one crimp tube, a silver-plated Accu-Guard™ wire protector and the first jumpring on the slide portion of the 3-strand slide lock clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1 inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the Accu-Guard. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite®) inside the crimp (optional). Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.
Step 3
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Twenty-nine black obsidian 4mm round
  • Three sets of one light ocean 4mm faceted round bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead, one light ocean 12x6mm briolette bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead and one light ocean 4mm faceted round bead
  • Two sets of one opaque dark ocean 4mm faceted round bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead, one opaque dark ocean 12x6mm briolette bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead and one opaque dark ocean 4mm faceted round bead
  • Three sets of one dark ocean 4mm faceted round bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead, one dark ocean 12x6mm briolette bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead and one dark ocean 4mm faceted round bead
  • One set of one dark ocean 4mm faceted round bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead and one dark ocean12x6mm briolette bead
  • Fifty-six black obsidian 4mm round
Step 4
Place one crimp tube onto the beading wire after bead. String on one crimp tube, a silver-plated Accu-Guard and the first jumpring on the insert portion of the 3-strand slide lock clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, pulling the wire tight against the last bead. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the necklace. 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.

Second Strand

Step 5
Repeat Step 2 to attach a 24-inch length of beading wire to the second jumpring on the slide portion of the 3-strand slide lock clasp.
Step 6
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Twenty black obsidian 6mm round beads
  • Three sets of one light ocean 6mm faceted round bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead, one light ocean 12x6mm briolette bead and one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead
  • Three sets of one light ocean 6mm faceted round bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead, one opaque dark ocean 12x6mm briolette bead and one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead
  • Four sets of one opaque dark ocean 6mm faceted round bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead, one opaque dark ocean 12x6mm briolette bead and one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead
  • One set of one dark ocean 6mm faceted round bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead, one aqua ocean 12x6mm briolette bead and one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead
  • One set of one dark ocean 6mm faceted round bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead, one opaque dark ocean 12x6mm briolette bead and one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead
  • One set of one dark ocean 6mm faceted round bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead and one aqua ocean 12x6mm briolette bead
  • Forty black obsidian 4mm round
Step 7
Repeat Step 4 to attach the end of the beading wire to the second jumpring on the insert portion of the 3-strand slide lock clasp.

Third Strand

Step 8
Repeat Step 2 to attach a 26-inch length of beading wire to the third jumpring n the slide portion of the 3-strand slide lock clasp.
Step 9
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Fourteen black obsidian 8mm round beads
  • Four sets of one light ocean 8mm faceted round bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead, one light ocean 12x6mm briolette bead and one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead
  • Three sets of one opaque dark ocean 8mm faceted round bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead, one opaque dark ocean 12x6mm briolette bead and one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead
  • One set of one opaque dark ocean 8mm faceted round bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead, one aqua ocean 12x6mm briolette bead and one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead
  • One set of one opaque dark ocean 8mm faceted round bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead, one opaque dark ocean 12x6mm briolette bead and one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead
  • One set of one opaque dark ocean 8mm faceted round bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead, one aqua ocean 12x6mm briolette bead and one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead
  • One set of one opaque dark ocean 8mm faceted round bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead, one green ocean 12x6mm briolette bead and one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead
  • One set of one opaque dark ocean 8mm faceted round bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead, one green ocean 12x6mm briolette bead and one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead
  • One aqua ocean 8mm faceted round bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead, one green ocean 12x6mm briolette bead and one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead
  • One aqua ocean 8mm faceted round bead, one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead, one aqua ocean 12x6mm briolette bead and one Swarovski jet 2mm round bead
  • One aqua ocean 8mm faceted round bead
  • Thirty black obsidian 8mm round beads
Step 10
Repeat Step 4 to attach the end of the beading wire to the third jumpring on the insert portion of the 3-strand slide lock clasp.

Earrings

Step 1
Using flush-cutters, cut a 6-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire. Place a bead stopper on the wire approximately 1 inch from the first end.
Step 2
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • One crimp bead
  • Two black obsidian 4mm round
  • Two light ocean 4mm faceted round beads
  • Two opaque dark ocean 4mm faceted round beads
  • One aqua ocean 6mm faceted round bead
  • One opaque dark ocean 6mm faceted round bead
  • One aqua ocean 8mm faceted round bead
  • One opaque dark ocean 6mm faceted round bead
  • One aqua ocean 6mm faceted round bead
  • Two opaque dark ocean 4mm faceted round beads
  • Two light ocean 4mm faceted round beads
  • Eight black obsidian 4mm round
Step 3
String the end of the wire back through the crimp tube going in the opposite direction, pulling the wire tight against the last bead forming a loop. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the earring. 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 ends.
Step 4
Place a Hot Tips® bead tip over the crimp and gently close using a pair of chain-nose pliers.
Step 5
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on an earwire and the loop on the bead tip. Close the jumpring.
Step 6
Steps 1 - 5 to create the second earring.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Crimping a Crimp Bead/Crimp Tube'' how-to illustrated instructions
  • ''Using Accu-Guard Wire Protectors'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Crimping pliers'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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