Triple-Strand Necklace with Cultured Freshwater Pearls and Sterling Silver Beads

STEP 1
Using two pair of chain-nose pliers, open a 4.3mm jumpring. Pass the open ring through a loop on one end of the clasp. Close the jumpring. Repeat to add a jumpring to each of the loops on both sides of the clasp.

First Strand

STEP 2
Using the side-cutting pliers, cut a 22-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional quality beading wire. String onto the wire, one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and a jumpring attached to the first loop on one half of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the clasp so the French wire is shaped into a nicely curved tube. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using wire nippers, trim excess wire from the short end.
STEP 3
String onto the beading wire one of each of the following:
  • 8mm sterling silver open loop bead cap
  • 7mm peacock pearl
  • 8mm sterling open loop bead cap
STEP 4
Continue stringing one of each of the following:
  • 3mm sterling silver round bead
  • 5x4mm silver silver rondelle
  • 8mm sterling silver ridged bead cap
  • 10mm white pearl
  • 5x4mm silver rondelle
  • 10mm white pearl
  • 8mm sterling silver ridged bead cap
  • 5x4mm silver rondelle
  • 8mm sterling silver open loop bead cap
  • 7mm peacock pearl
  • 8mm sterling silver open loop bead cap
  • 5x4mm silver rondelle
  • 8mm sterling silver ridged bead cap
  • 10mm white pearl
  • 5x4mm silver rondelle
  • 10mm white pearl
  • 8mm sterling silver ridged bead cap
  • 5x4mm silver rondelle
  • 8mm sterling silver open loop bead cap
  • 7mm peacock pearl
  • 5x4mm silver rondelle
  • 7mm peacock pearl
  • 8mm sterling open loop bead cap
STEP 5
Repeat Step 4 two times for a total of three sets.
STEP 6
String onto the beading wire one of each of the following:
  • 5x4mm silver rondelle
  • 8mm sterling silver ridged bead cap
  • 10mm white pearl
  • 5x4mm silver rondelle
  • 10mm white pearl
  • 8mm sterling silver ridged bead cap
  • 5x4mm silver rondelle
  • 8mm sterling silver open loop bead cap
  • 7mm peacock pearl
  • 8mm sterling silver open loop bead cap
  • 5x4mm silver rondelle
  • 8mm sterling silver ridged bead cap
  • 10mm white pearl
  • 5x4mm silver rondelle
  • 10mm white pearl
  • 8mm sterling ridged bead cap
  • 5x4mm silver rondelle
  • 8mm sterling silver open loop bead cap
  • 7mm peacock pearl
  • 8mm sterling open loop bead cap
STEP 7
String on one 3mm sterling silver round bead, one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the jumpring attached to the first loop on the second half of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube and the 3mm bead, then 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 curved tube. Make sure there is no slack along the entire length of the necklace, yet it is 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.

Second Strand

STEP 8
Cut one 26-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. Repeat Step 2 to attach the wire to the jumpring on the second loop on the first half of the clasp.
STEP 9
String onto the beading wire one of each of the following:
  • 3mm sterling silver round bead
  • 11x6mm sterling silver tube bead
  • 10mm white pearl
  • 7.5x3mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 10mm white pearl
  • 7.5x3mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 10mm white pearl
  • 12x8mm sterling silver rectangle bead
  • 8mm peacock pearl
  • 7.5x3mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 8mm peacock pearl
STEP 10
Repeat Step 9 five times for a total of six sets.
STEP 11
Continue stringing one of each of the following:
  • 11x6mm sterling silver tube bead
  • 10mm white pearl
  • 7.5x3mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 10mm white pearl
  • 7.5x3mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 10mm white pearl
  • 12x8mm sterling silver rectangle bead
STEP 12
Repeat Step 7 to attach the strand to the jumpring attached to the middle loop on the second half of the clasp.

Third Strand

STEP 13
Cut one 30-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. Repeat Step 2 to attach the wire to the jumpring on the third loop on the first half of the clasp.
STEP 14
String onto the beading wire one of each of the following:
  • 3mm sterling silver round bead
  • 6mm sterling silver beaded square rondelle
  • 12x8mm sterling silver rectangle bead
STEP 15
Continue stringing one of each of the following:
  • 7mm peacock pearl
  • 4mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 7mm peacock pearl
  • 4mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 7mm peacock pearl
  • 4mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 7mm peacock pearl
  • 9mm sterling silver round bead
  • 8mm white pearl
  • 5mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 8mm white pearl
  • 5mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 8mm white pearl
  • 9mm sterling silver round bead
STEP 16
Repeat Step 15 one time for a total of two sets.
STEP 17
Repeat Step 15 one more time, adding an 11x6mm sterling beaded oval in place of the last 9mm sterling beaded round.
STEP 18
Continue stringing one of each of the following:
  • 7mm peacock pearl
  • 4mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 7mm peacock pearl
  • 4mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 7mm peacock pearl
STEP 19
Continue stringing one of each of the following:
  • 9mm sterling silver round bead
  • 8mm white pearl
  • 5mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 8mm white pearl
  • 5mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 8mm white pearl
  • 9mm sterling silver round bead
  • 7mm peacock pearl
  • 4mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 7mm peacock pearl
  • 4mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 7mm peacock pearl
  • 4mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 7mm peacock pearl
STEP 20
Repeat Step 19 one time for a total of two sets.
STEP 21
Continue stringing one of each of the following:
  • 9mm sterling silver round bead
  • 8mm white pearl
  • 5mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 8mm white pearl
  • 5mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 8mm white pearl
  • 9mm sterling silver round bead
  • 7mm peacock pearl
  • 4mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 7mm peacock pearl
  • 4mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
  • 7mm peacock pearl
  • 11x6mm sterling silver tube bead
  • 5mm sterling silver beaded rondelle
STEP 22
Repeat Step 7 to attach the strand to the jumpring attached to the last loop on the second half of the clasp.

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