Single-Strand Necklace with Antiqued Gold Pewter Drops and Cultured Freshwater Stick Pearls

Design with the golden glow of Renaissance pewter. Light-hearted dragonflies and butterflies, with an antiqued gold finish, flutter between cultured freshwater pearl sticks. The necklace imbues a warm radiance, perfectly matching a summer's sunset.
STEP 1
Cut a 36-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String on one crimp tube, then the clasp with hook end.

Pass the Accu-Flex beading wire back through the crimp, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Place the crimp tight against clasp and put a small amount of Loctite gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Use the crimping pliers to crimp the crimp bead. Using the side-cutting pliers, trim excess wire from the short end.
STEP 2
Attach a jumpring to each loop on the top of the dragonfly focal piece. Add one jumpring to the bottom loop below the tail, adding the loop on the small dragonfly charm before closing the jumpring.
STEP 3
String the following beads onto the Accu-Flex beading wire:
  • One each: small pewter round, pewter floral rondelle, small pewter round, pewter floral rondelle, small pewter round, flat-sided round pearl, pewter flower bead
  • Four: gold stick pearl
  • One each: small pewter round, flat-sided round pearl, small pewter dragonfly bead (head pointed towards clasp), flat-sided round pearl, small pewter round
  • Four: gold stick pearl
  • One each: small pewter round, flat-sided round pearl, large pewter dragonfly bead (head pointed towards clasp), flat-sided round pearl, small pewter round
  • Four: gold stick pearl
  • One each: small pewter round, flat-sided round pearl, small dragonfly charm (place jumpring through loop on charm, close jumpring around wire using round-nose pliers), flat-sided round pearl, small pewter round, flat-sided round pearl, large butterfly charm (attach using jumpring as above), flat-sided round pearl, small pewter round, flat-sided round pearl
  • String the first jumpring attached to the pewter dragonfly focal piece then string one of each: flat-sided round pearl, small pewter round, flat-sided round pearl
  • String the second jumpring attached to the pewter dragonfly focal piece then string one of each: flat-sided round pearl, small pewter round, flat-sided round pearl, large butterfly charm (attach with jumpring, same technique as above), flat-sided round pearl, small pewter round, flat-sided round pearl, small dragonfly charm (attach as above), flat-sided round pearl, small pewter round
  • Four: gold stick pearl
  • One each: small pewter round, flat-sided round pearl, large pewter dragonfly bead (head pointed towards final clasp), flat-sided round pearl, small pewter round
  • Four: gold stick pearl
  • One each: small pewter round, flat-sided round pearl, small pewter dragonfly bead (head pointed towards clasp), flat-sided round pearl, small pewter round
  • Four: gold stick pearl
  • One each: pewter flower bead, flat-sided round pearl, small pewter round, pewter floral rondelle, small pewter round, pewter floral rondelle, small pewter round
STEP 4
Place one crimp bead on the Accu-Flex beading wire after the last bead is strung, then add the clasp with loop end. Pass the wire back through crimp bead and pull the wire so the crimp bead fits snugly to the clasp. Make sure there is no slack along the entire length of the necklace, yet enough room in between the beads that the necklace is not rigid.

Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional). Use the crimping pliers to crimp the crimp bead.

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