Single-Strand Necklace with Turquoise Gemstone Cabochon Pendant, Turquoise Gemstone Beads and Sterling Silver Rondelles

Turquoise and sterling silver bead necklace with a turquoise cabochon focal piece.
STEP 1

Cut a 24-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. For extra strength, use a crimp tube as well as a crimp tube with loop. First thread the end of the wire through a silver plated (SP) crimp tube and crimp (crimping instructions are included in with your crimping pliers).

Then thread a sterling silver (SS) crimp tube with loop on the wire. Using the wire tail, pull the SP crimp tube to the top of the SS crimp tube with loop. Apply a dab of 409 adhesive and crimp the tube using flat-nose pliers. This guarantees a strong finish for years of wear.
STEP 2
For the first segment, string the beads in the following pattern:
  • One pewter rondelle bead 5x5mm
  • One sterling silver beaded rondelle 5mm
  • Two magnesite rondelle beads
  • One sterling silver beaded rondelle 5mm
  • One faceted round bead 4mm
  • One sterling silver beaded rondelle 5mm
  • One silver plated bead cap
  • One turquoise round beads 8mm
  • One silver-plated bead cap
STEP 3
For the second segment, string the beads in the following pattern:
  • One sterling silver beaded rondelle 5mm
  • One sterling silver beaded rondelle bead 5X3
  • One sterling silver rondelle 6X4
  • One sterling silver beaded rondelle 5X3
  • One sterling silver beaded rondelle 5mm
STEP 4
For the third segment, string the beads in the following pattern:
  • Five magnesite rondelles
  • One sterling silver beaded rondelle 5mm
  • One sterling silver faceted round bead 4mm
  • One sterling silver beaded rondelle 5mm
STEP 5
For the fourth segment, string the beads in the following pattern:
  • One silver-plated bead cap
  • Six turquoise round beads
  • One silver-plated bead cap
STEP 6
For the fifth segment, repeat Step 3
STEP 7
For the sixth segment and seventh segments, repeat Step 4
STEP 8
For the seventh segment, repeat Step 5
STEP 9
For the eight segment, repeat Step 4
STEP 10
For the ninth segment, repeat Step 3
STEP 11
For the center segment, string the beads in the following pattern:
  • One silver-plated bead cap
  • One turquoise round bead 8mm
  • One silver-plated bead cap
  • One sterling silver beaded rondelle 5mm
  • One magnesite rondelle 6mm
  • One sterling silver beaded rondelle 5mm
  • One sterling silver large beaded rondelle 6x4mm
  • One sterling silver tube with loop
  • This completes one side of your necklace, repeat the segments backwards to match the other side.
STEP 12

To finish the end of the necklace, thread the end of the wire through a silver plated (SP) crimp tube and crimp (crimping instructions are included in with your crimping pliers). Thread a sterling silver (SS) crimp tube with loop on the wire, using the wire tail pull the SP crimp tube to the top of the SS crimp tube with loop.

Apply a dab of 409 adhesive and crimp the tube using flat-nose pliers.
STEP 13
To add the clasp, use the split ring pliers to connect a split ring to each end of the necklace. Connect both split rings to the soldered rings on the clasp.
STEP 14
To make the centerpiece follow these Steps:
  • A) Press the turquoise cab into the back side of the cinch mount, it should fit snug.
  • B) Using the flat-nose pliers, open the sterling silver eyepin, hang it over the loop of the cinch mount, close the loop over the cinch mount.
  • C) Thread one large sterling silver rondelle, 6x4mm, on the eyepin.
  • D) Clip eyepin 1/4 inch above the sterling silver rondelle; using round-nose pliers, form a loop in the end of the eyepin.
  • E) Thread the loop through the hole of the sterling silver tube with loop at the center of the necklace, close the loop.

You are done. Enjoy your necklace!

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