Multi-Strand Necklace with Cat's Eye Glass Beads and Seed Beads

STEP 1
String one 6mm light green cat's eye bead onto an eyepin. Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a light green cat's eye beading link. Repeat to create fourteen 6mm light green cat's eye beading links.

Repeat to create the following using one bead and one eyepin for each:
  • Six blue/green/white cat's eye cylinder beading links
  • Eight 6mm lime green crystal beading links
  • Two 4mm lime green crystal beading links
STEP 2
Using side-cutting pliers, cut the following lengths of silver 3.2mm curb chain:
  • Four 1-1/2 inch
  • Ten 1/2 inch
STEP 3
Using two pairs of chain-nose pliers, open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop attached to the toggle clasp and the first link of a 1/2 inch curb chain. Close the jumpring.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, open one loop on one 6mm light green cat's eye beading link. Pass the open loop through the opposite end of the first length of curb chain; close the loop. Open the opposite loop on the cat's eye beading link and loop it through the last link on one end of one 1/2 inch curb chain. Close the loop.

Continue connecting components in the following order:
  • One blue/green/white cat's eye cylinder
  • One 1/2 inch curb chain
  • One 6mm light green cat's eye beading link
  • One 1/2 inch curb chain
  • One 6mm lime green crystal beading link
  • One 1/2 inch curb chain
  • One 6mm light green cat's eye beading link
STEP 5
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the second loop on the last beading link, the first link of two 1-1/2 inch lengths of chain and one 4mm light green cat's eye beading link. Close the jumpring.
STEP 6
Continue connecting components in the following order:
  • One blue/green/white cat's eye cylinder (attached to the last 6mm light green cat's eye beading link)
  • One 6mm lime green crystal beading link
  • One 6mm light green cat's eye beading link
  • One 6mm lime green crystal beading link
  • One 6mm light green cat's eye beading link
  • One blue/green/white cat's eye cylinder
  • One 6mm light green cat's eye beading link
  • One 6mm lime green crystal beading link
  • One 6mm light green cat's eye beading link
STEP 7
Open a 5mm jumpring then pass it through the last loop on the last 6mm light green cat's eye beading link. Close the jumpring.
STEP 8
Repeat Steps 6 - 3, backwards, to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 9
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the last link of the two 1-1/2 inch pieces of chain (attached in Step 5), and one loop on the 10mm round open silver link. Close the jumpring. Attach another 5mm jumpring to the opposite loop on the silver link.
STEP 10
Repeat Step 9 on the set of 1-1/2 inch chains on the opposite side of the necklace.
STEP 11
Using the side-cutting pliers, cut a 12-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 the last 5mm jumpring added in Step 9. Pass the beading wire 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 jumpring so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube and fits over the jumpring. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using the side-cutting pliers, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 12
String onto the beading wire:
  • One 4mm light green cat's eye bead
  • One blue/green/white cat's eye cylinder
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 4mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 6mm lime green crystal
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 6mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 6mm lime green crystal
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 6mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 6mm lime green crystal
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 6mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 8mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Three silver seed beads
STEP 13
String onto the beading wire one 8mm light green cat's eye bead.
STEP 14
Repeat Step 12 backwards to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 15
String on one crimp tube and a 1/2 inch piece of French wire then pass the beading wire through the jumpring attached in Step 10. Pull the wire back through the crimp tube snugly so the crimp and the French wire are closer to the jumpring 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 not so tight that the strand is rigid. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using side-cutting pliers, trim the excess wire from the end.
STEP 16
Using the side-cutting pliers, cut a 13-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the last 5mm jumpring added in Step 9. Pass the beading wire 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 jumpring so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube and fits over the jumpring. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using the side-cutting pliers, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 17
String onto the beading wire:
  • One 4mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Two silver seed beads
  • One 4mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Two silver seed beads
  • One 4mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 6mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 6mm lime green crystal
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 6mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 6mm lime green crystal
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 6mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 6mm lime green crystal
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 8mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 8mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Three silver seed beads
STEP 18
String onto the beading wire one 8mm light green cat's eye bead.
STEP 19
Repeat Step 17 backwards to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 20
Repeat Step 15 to attach the wire to the 5mm jumpring from Step 10.
STEP 21
Using the side-cutting pliers, cut a 15-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the last 5mm jumpring added in Step 9. Pass the beading wire 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 jumpring so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube and fits over the jumpring. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using the side-cutting pliers, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 22
String onto the beading wire:
  • One blue/green/white cat's eye cylinder
  • One 4mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Two silver seed beads
  • One 4mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Two silver seed beads
  • One 4mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Two silver seed beads
  • One 4mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 6mm lime green crystal
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 6mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 6mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 6mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One light green cat's eye bead
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 8mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 8mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Three silver seed beads
  • One 8mm light green cat's eye bead
  • Three silver seed beads
STEP 23
String onto the beading wire one 8mm light green cat's eye bead.
STEP 24
Repeat Step 22 backwards to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 25
Repeat Step 15 to attach the wire to the 5mm jumpring from Step 10.
STEP 26
Open an 8mm jumpring. Pass it through the hole on the light green cat's eye teardrop and the 5mm jumpring from Step 7.

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