Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Celestial Crystal® Beads and Faceted Glass Beads

STEP 1
Using two pairs of chain-nose pliers, open a jumpring. Pass it through the loop attached to the springring clasp. Close the jumpring.

First Strand

STEP 2
Using wire nippers, cut a 32-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire, one crimp tube and a 1/2 inch piece of French wire. Pass the wire through the jumpring added in Step 1 and back through the crimp tube leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the jumring so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using wire nippers, trim the excess wire from the short end.

For a more finished look, place a crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.
STEP 3
String onto the beading wire, one red 8x4mm disc crystal, one turquoise blue 15x10mm oval crystal, one red 8x4mm disc crystal, and one clear 16mm round crystal.

Repeat the pattern 11 more times for a total of 12 sets. String on one red 8x4mm disc crystal, one turquoise blue 15x10mm oval crystal, and one red 8x4mm disc crystal.
STEP 4
Place one crimp tube and 1/2 inch of French wire onto the beading wire after the last bead. Pass the beading wire through the attachment ring for the clasp and back through the crimp tube. Pull the wire snugly so the crimp and the French wire are closer to the clasp and the French wire is formed into a nicely shaped tube. Make sure there is no slack along the entire length of the necklace, yet it's not so tight that the necklace is rigid. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using wire nippers, trim excess wire from the end.

For a more finished look, place a crimp cover over the crimp tube and gently close it.

Second Strand

STEP 5
Using the wire nippers cut a 30-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. Follow Step 2 to attach the beading wire to the attachment ring for the clasp.

String onto the beading wire, one red 8mm round crystal, one clear 12x8mm rondelle crystal, one turquoise blue 8mm round crystal, and one clear 12x8mm rondelle crystal.

Repeat the pattern 12 more times for a total of 13 sets. String on one red 8mm round crystal, one clear 12x8mm rondelle crystal, and one turquoise blue 8mm round crystal.

Follow Step 4 to attach the end of the strand to the jumpring attached to the opposite end of clasp in Step 1.

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