Double-Strand Necklace with Swarovski Crystal Beads, Gemstone Beads, and Silver Beads

A multi-strand gemstone-encrusted box clasp acts as the focal point of this versatile necklace. Embellish the clip portion of the clasp with fringe, and you have a gemstone and silver extravaganza. Want a more subdued look? Simply unclip the fringe and you still have a beautiful necklace.
STEP 1
Take 1 amethyst headpin and make a wrapped loop that sits right above the stone. Repeat for all the amethyst headpins to make 10 amethyst dangles in all. Set aside.
STEP 2
String 1 crystal on 1 headpin and make a wrapped loop. Repeat three times to make 4 crystal dangles in all. Set aside.
STEP 3
Remove the clip side of the box clasp and set it aside.
STEP 4
Cut 4 lengths of wire, each 14 inches long. Use 1 crimp tube to attach 1 wire to one of the loops on the box side of the clasp. Repeat until you have 1 wire attached to each loop.
STEP 5
On the left outside wire string 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1C, 1B, 1D, 1B, 1C, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A. Pass the wire through the left hole of 1 spacer.

Repeat for the left inside wire, this time passing through the right hole of the same spacer.
STEP 6
On the left outside wire string 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1C, 1B, 1D, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 1C, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A. Pass the wire through the left hole of 1 spacer.

Repeat for the left inside wire, this time passing through the right hole of the same spacer.
STEP 7
Repeat Step 6.
STEP 8
On the left outside wire string 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 1A, 1 B, 1A, and 1 crimp tube. Repeat for the left inside wire. Double-check your counts so that the patterns are the same and the lengths are even. Also be sure that the garnet-encrusted side of each spacer bar is facing forward.

Pass each wire through the loop on one side of the S-clasp. Pass the wires back through their respective crimp tubes. Snug the beads and crimp.
STEP 9
Repeat Steps 5 - 8 for the other side of the necklace. Set aside.
STEP 10

Cut 14 lengths of wire, each 5 inches long. Pass one length through the outside left-hand loop. String a crimp tube onto the wire, bringing it down to the loop, over both lengths of wire, keeping one short and one long. Crimp the crimp tube.

String 1A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1C, 1B, 1E, 1B, 1 crimp tube, and 1 amethyst dangle. Pass the wire back through the tube and crimp to complete the first leg of the fringe.

Continue using wire, crimp tubes, beads, and dangles to make fringe legs across the clip. You should end up with a frothy jangle of beads. Make your own pattern or follow mine.
Loop 1
Leg 1: 1A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1C, 1B, 1E, 1B, 1 amethyst dangle.
Leg 2: 5A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1E, 1B, 1 amethyst dangle.
Leg 3: 4A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 3A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1F, 1B, 1 crystal dangle.
Leg 4: 1A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1C, 1B, 3A, 1B, 1E, 1B, 1 amethyst dangle.

Loop 2
Leg 1: 1A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1C, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1E, 1B, 1 amethyst dangle.
Leg 2: 4A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 3A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1F, 1B, 1 crystal dangle.
Leg 3: 3A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1E, 1B, 1 amethyst dangle.

Loop 3
Leg 1: 1A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1C, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1E, 1B, 1 amethyst dangle.
Leg 2: 4A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 3A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1F, 1B, 1 crystal dangle.
Leg 3: 4A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1E, 1B, 1 amethyst dangle.

Loop 4
Leg 1: 1A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1C, 1B, 3A, 1B, 1E, 1B, 1 amethyst dangle.
Leg 2: 4A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 3A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1F, 1B, 1 crystal dangle.
Leg 3: 5A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1E, 1B, 1 amethyst dangle.
Leg 4: 1A, 1B, 1D, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1C, 1B, 1E, 1B, 1 amethyst dangle.
STEP 11
Clip the fringe into the box clasp.

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