Double-Strand Necklace with Swarovski Crystal Beads, Gemstone Beads, and Cultured Freshwater Pearls

Carry a little touch of the tropics with you wherever you go with this elegant necklace. Hill Tribes silver leaf and butterfly components evoke lush tropical forests, while Swarovski crystal and faceted quartz lend a sparkling touch. Complete instructions help you make this tropical dream real.
STEP 1
String 1 rose crystal on 1 headpin and make a wrapped loop to secure it.

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Set aside. Repeat until you have 19 Swarovski rose crystal dangles in all.
STEP 2
String 1 clear Swarovski crystal on 1 headpin and make a wrapped loop to secure it. Set aside. Repeat until you have 7 clear crystal dangles in all.
STEP 3
String 1 rhodonite on 1 headpin and make a wrapped loop to secure it. Set aside. Repeat until you have 5 rhodonite dangles in all.
STEP 4
Using wire cutters, snip the loop on each of the leaf pendants so the cut sits right behind the leaf. Set aside.
STEP 5
Open a jumpring and attach 1 Swarovski rose crystal dangle and 1 bar charm. Attach the ring and 1 rhodonite dangle to the loop on a small leaf pendant. Repeat twice so you have 3 small leaf/bar charm combinations. Set aside.
STEP 6
Open a jumpring and attach 1 rose Swarovski crystal dangle and 1 spiral charm. Attach the jumpring and 1 clear Swarovski crystal dangle to the loop of a medium leaf pendant. Repeat so you have 3; set aside.
STEP 7
Open a jumpring and attach 1 Swarovski rose crystal dangle and 1 spiral charm. Attach the jumpring and 1 clear crystal dangle to the loop of a small leaf pendant. Repeat so you have 2; set aside.
STEP 8
Open a jumpring and attach 1 Swarovski rose crystal dangle and 1 square charm. Attach the jumpring and 1 rhodonite dangle to the loop of a medium leaf pendant. Repeat so you have 2; set aside.
STEP 9
Make 1 more leaf combination: open a jumpring and add 1 Swarovski rose crystal dangle and 1 spiral charm. Attach the jumpring and 1 clear crystal dangle to the loop of a large leaf pendant. Set aside.

Embellishing the Tubes

STEP 10

Make 1 more leaf combination: open a jumpring, add 1 Swarovski rose crystal dangle and 1 spiral charm. Attach the jumpring and 1 clear crystal dangle to the loop of a large leaf pendant. Set aside. Repeat until you've placed 3 white pearls on each of the tube's loops. The pearls should sit tightly on top of the loop, not dangle.

String 1 silver pearl on 1 headpin and wire the headpin to an end loop on the same tube bead. The pearl should sit tightly on top of the loop, between the white pearls. Repeat for the third and fifth loops.

String 1 rhodonite on 1 headpin and, working with the same tube bead, wire the headpin to the second loop. The stone should sit tightly on top of the loop, between the white pearls. Repeat for the fourth and sixth loops. Set the embellished tube aside.
STEP 11
Repeat Step 10 three more times so you end up with 4 embellished tube beads.
STEP 12
String 1 white pearl on 1 headpin and wire it to the first loop on the fifth tube bead. The pearl should sit tightly on top of the loop near the tube. Repeat for each of the loops.
STEP 13
String 1 silver pearl on 1 headpin and make a wrapped loop that captures the first loop of the fifth tube. Make another silver pearl dangle off the same loop. Repeat until you have 2 silver pearl dangles hanging from each of the tube's loops.
STEP 14
Cut one 2-inch length of silver wire and make a wrapped loop that captures the first loop on the fifth tube. Place the wire so it sits between the 2 silver pearl dangles. String 1 white pearl, 1 silver spiraled bead, and 1 white pearl. Make a wrapped loop to secure the beads. Repeat so you end up with 1 link on the first loop, 2 links on the second, 2 on the third, 2 on the fourth, 2 on the fifth, and 1 on the sixth.
STEP 15
Cut one 2-inch length of silver wire. Pair the first and second links made in the previous step and make a wrapped loop that captures the bottom loops. By connecting the two links, you will make a "V" shape.

String 1 clear crystal and make a wrapped loop to secure it. Repeat so you connect the third and fourth pearl links, the fifth and sixth links, the seventh and eighth links, and the ninth and tenth links.
STEP 16
Attach a small leaf with bar charm combination (made in Step 5), to the first, third and fifth loops on the fifth tube bead, between the silver pearl dangles.
STEP 17
Attach a medium leaf with spiral charm (made in Step 6) to the second, fourth and sixth loops on the fifth tube bead, between the silver pearl dangles.
STEP 18
Attach a small leaf and spiral charm (made in Step 7) to the first crystal link made in Step 15. Attach the second small leaf to the fifth crystal link.
STEP 19
Attach a medium leaf with square charm (made in Step 8) to the second crystal link made in Step 15. Attach the second one to the fourth crystal link.
STEP 20
Attach a large leaf with a spiral charm (made in Step 9) to the third link made in Step 15.

Stringing the Necklace

STEP 21
Snip the loop on 1 spiral charm and attach it to the outside of the first loop of the fifth tube bead. Repeat for the last loop. Set the embellished tube aside.
STEP 22
Cut a 22-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String on a crimp tube and a soldered ring. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube then crimp the crimp tube, securing the ring to the wire. Open the jumpring on the lobster claw clasp, loop it through the soldered ring, then close the ring.
STEP 23
String 1 barrel bead so it covers the crimp tube. String 1 white pearl, 1 barrel, 1 oval quartz, 1 barrel, 1 white pearl, 1 round quartz, and 1 of the simple embellished tubes (made in Step 10).

String 1 round quartz, 1 white pearl, 1 barrel, 1 oval quartz, 1 barrel, 1 white pearl, 1 round quartz and 1 of the simple embellished tubes.

String 1 round quartz, 1 white pearl, 1 barrel, 1 oval quartz, 1 barrel, 1 white pearl, 1 round quartz and the ornate embellished tube.

Repeat the step in reverse to string the other side of the necklace.

Finish by stringing 1 crimp tube and 1 soldered ring. Pass back through the crimp tube, snug the beads, and crimp. The crimp tube should slip into the last barrel bead strung.
STEP 24
Cut one 2-inch length of silver wire and make a wrapped loop that captures the last soldered ring placed on the necklace. String 1 round quartz and make a wrapped loop that captures another soldered ring. Repeat once to continue the chain extender.
STEP 25
String 1 silver pearl on 1 headpin and make a wrapped loop that captures the last soldered ring placed. String 1 rose Swarovski crystal on 1 headpin and make a wrapped loop that captures the same soldered ring.
STEP 26
Cut one 2-inch length of silver wire and make a wrapped loop that captures the last soldered ring placed, making sure the wire is set between the pearl and crystal placed in the last step. String 1 white pearl and make a wrapped loop that captures the last clear crystal dangle and 1 butterfly pendant.
STEP 27
Cut one 2-inch length of silver wire and make a wrapped loop that captures the last loop on the first embellished tube strung on the necklace. String 1 white pearl and make a wrapped loop to secure it.

Continue making a chain that links to 1 spiral bead link, and 2 more white pearl links. Attach the last link to the first loop of the second embellished tube.
STEP 28
Repeat so you mirror the chain on the opposite side of the necklace (this will link the fourth and fifth embellished tubes).
STEP 29
Cut one 2-inch length of silver wire and make a wrapped loop that captures the last loop on the second embellished tube. String 1 white pearl and make a wrapped loop to secure it.
STEP 30
Cut one 2-inch length of silver wire and make a wrapped loop that captures the last link made, but before you make the wrap, string 1 Swarovski rose dangle. String 1 spiral bead and make a wrapped loop.
STEP 31
Repeat three times, alternating a white pearl (with a rose dangle within the first loop), a spiral bead (with a rose Swarovski crystal dangle), and a white pearl (with a rose Swarovski crystal dangle). Attach the last link to the first loop of the third embellished tube.
STEP 32
Repeat so you mirror the chain on the opposite side of the necklace (this will link the third and fourth embellished tubes).
STEP 33
Use silver wire to attach 1 butterfly pendant to the second embellished tube, 1 butterfly bead over the connection between the second and third tubes, 1 butterfly pendant over the connection between the third and fourth tubes, and 1 butterfly bead over the connection between the fourth and fifth tubes.

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