Double-Strand Necklace with Sterling Silver Beads and Jasper Gemstone Beads

The complex patterns of jasper blend beautifully with the intricate workmanship of Hill Tribes silver to create a captivating necklace. Brecciated jasper go-gos make a perfect setting for the silver flowers.
STEP 1
Cut a 4-1/2 inch length of sterling silver wire. Make a wrapped loop at one end. String 1 onyx bead and pass through the thin end of 1 go-go. Before passing through the next hole of the go-go, string 1 flower button, 1 crystal, and 1 flower button. Pass through the thick end of the go-go.

It may help you to use chain-nose pliers to guide the wire through that second hole. String 1 onyx and make a wrapped loop to secure the beads. Set aside.
STEP 2
Cut a 2-inch length of sterling silver wire. Make a wrapped loop at one end that captures the wrapped loop on the thin end of the go-go assembly (from Step 1). String 1 crystal. Make a wrapped loop that captures the loop on the ring end of one of the clasps.
Cut a 3-inch length of sterling silver wire. Make a wrapped loop at one end that captures the wrapped loop on the thick end of the go-go assemly. String 1 crystal, 1 butterfly (head end first), and 1 crystal. Check that the front of the butterfly bead and the front of the go-go assembly are both facing forward. Make a wrapped loop to secure the beads. Set aside.
STEP 3
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to make a second crystal/go-go/butterfly chained assembly.
STEP 4
Cut a 14-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String 1 crimp tube and pass the wire end through the ring of one of the chained assemblies. Pass the wire back through the tube and crimp. String one 4mm silver round and 1 crystal. String 1 onyx bead and 1 crystal. Repeat 25 times to add 26 onyx beads in all. String 1 silver round bead, 1 crimp tube, and 1 bar side of a clasp. Snug the beads then pass back through the tube and crimp.
STEP 5
Cut a 25-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire. Pass through the wrapped loop on the butterfly end of the chained assembly added in the previous step. Slide the assembly to the middle of the wire. Pair the wire ends and string 1 crimp tube. Snug the tube close to the loop and crimp. Use both wire ends to string one 4mm silver round.
STEP 6
Take one of the Accu-Flex beading wire wire ends and string one 2mm silver round bead, 1 crystal, 1 onyx bead, 1 crystal, 1 onyx bead, 1 crystal, 1 onyx bead, 1 crystal, 1 flower pendant from left to right, and 1 crystal.
STEP 7
String 1 onyx bead and 1 crystal 5 times. String 1 flower pendant from left to right. Repeat this step twice. String 1 crystal, 1 onyx bead, 1 crystal, 1 onyx bead, 1 crystal, 1 onyx bead, 1 crystal, and one 3mm silver round bead. Use an alligator clip to stop the beads on the wire.
STEP 8
Use the other wire end to string one 2mm silver round bead, 1 crystal, 1 onyx bead, 1 crystal, 1 flower pendant from left to right, and 1 crystal.
STEP 9
String 1 onyx bead and 1 crystal, five times. String 1 flower pendant from left to right. Repeat this step three times.
STEP 10
String 1 crystal, 1 onyx bead, 1 crystal, and one 2mm silver round bead.
STEP 11
Remove the alligator clip from the other wire end. Pair the two wire ends together and string one 4mm silver round bead and 1 crimp tube. Pass both wire ends through the wrapped loop on the butterfly end of the second chained assembly and back through the tube. Snug the beads and crimp the tube. Trim the excess wire.

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