Single-Strand Necklace with Glass Beads and Seed Beads

STEP 1
Using wire nippers, cut a 24-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 loop on the first half of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately one inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the clasp 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.
STEP 2
String onto the beading wire eight 8mm gold-plated filigree beads.
STEP 3
String on the beading wire one of each of the following:
  • 12mm dark red hollow glass bead
  • 8mm gold-plated filigree bead
  • 20mm blue line hollow glass bead
  • 8mm gold-plated filigree bead
  • 15mm dark purple hollow glass bead
  • 8mm gold-plated filigree bead
  • Clear rubber earnut (narrow end acting as a stopper for glass bead)
  • 25mm turquoise hollow glass bead (fill the hollow glass bead approximately 2/3 full with rainbow ice seed beads)
  • Clear rubber earnut
  • 8mm gold-plated filigree bead
  • 12mm cobalt hollow glass bead
  • 8mm gold-plated filigree bead
  • Clear rubber earnut
  • 25mm green hollow glass bead (fill the hollow glass bead approximately 2/3 full with silver lined yellow green seed beads)
  • Clear rubber earnut
  • 8mm gold-plated filigree bead
  • 12mm clear hollow glass bead
  • 8mm gold-plated filigree bead
  • Clear rubber earnut
  • 28mm dark purple hollow glass bead (fill the hollow glass bead approximately 2/3 full with rainbow pearl seed beads)
  • Clear rubber earnut
  • 8mm gold-plated filigree bead
  • 15mm smoky hollow glass bead
  • 8mm gold-plated filigree bead
  • Clear rubber earnut
  • 25mm amber hollow glass bead (fill the hollow glass bead approximately 2/3 full with rose gold seed beads, rainbow brown seed beads, eleven 4x2mm gold-plated beads, and fifteen 2.5mm gold-plated beads)
  • Clear rubber earnut
  • 8mm gold-plated filigree bead
  • 12mm green hollow glass bead
  • 8mm gold-plated filigree bead
  • Clear rubber earnut
  • 28mm cobalt hollow glass bead (fill the hollow glass bead approximately 2/3 full with rainbow cream seed beads and forty-seven 2mm silver-plated beads)
  • Clear rubber earnut
  • 8mm gold-plated filigree bead
  • 15mm amber hollow glass bead
  • 8mm gold-plated filigree bead
  • 20mm green line hollow glass bead
  • 8mm gold-plated filigree bead
  • 15mm turquoise hollow glass bead
STEP 4
String onto the beading wire eight 8mm gold-plated filigree beads, one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch of French wire and a 7mm jumpring. Pass the wire back through the crimp then pull the wire snugly so the crimp and the French wire are closer to the jumpring. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the necklace. 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 end.

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