Triple-Strand Necklace with Celestial Crystal® Beads and Gold-Plated Beads

STEP 1
Using two pairs of chain-nose pliers, open a 4mm 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, for a total of six.

Inside Strand

STEP 2
Using the side-cutting pliers, cut a 24-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 3
String onto the wire one crimp tube, one 3mm gold-plated bead, 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 side-cutting pliers, trim excess wire from the short end.
STEP 4
String onto the beading wire one of each of the following:
  • Fancy tube gold-plated bead
  • 8x8mm green cube crystal
  • Fancy tube gold-plated bead
  • 8x8mm red cube crystal
  • Fancy tube gold-plated bead
  • 8x8mm clear cube crystal
STEP 5
Repeat Step 4 six times for a total of seven sets.
STEP 6
String onto the beading wire one fancy tube gold-plated bead.
STEP 7
String on one crimp tube, one 3mm gold-plated bead, 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 3mm bead and the crimp tube, 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 side-cutting pliers, trim excess wire from the end.

Middle Strand

STEP 8
Cut one 26-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. Repeat Step 3 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 gold-plated round bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 6x6mm clear crystal cube
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 6x6mm green cube crystal
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 6x6mm red cube crystal
STEP 10
Repeat Step 9 ten times for a total of eleven sets.
STEP 11
Continue stringing one of each of the following:
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • 3mm gold-plated round 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.

Outside Strand

STEP 13
Cut one 30-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. Repeat Step 3 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 gold-plated round bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 6x6mm red cube crystal
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 8x8mm clear cube crystal
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 6x6mm green cube crystal
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 6x6mm red cube crystal
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 6x6mm clear crystal cube
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
STEP 15
Continue stringing one of each of the following
  • 6x6mm green cube crystal
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 8x8mm red cube crystal
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 6x6mm clear crystal cube
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 6x6mm green cube crystal
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 6x6mm red cube crystal
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
STEP 16
Continue stringing one of each of the following
  • 6x6mm clear crystal cube
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 8x8mm green cube crystal
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 6x6mm cube red crystal
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 6x6mm clear crystal cube
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 6x6mm cube green crystal
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
STEP 17
Repeat Step 14 - 16 one time for a total of two sets each.
STEP 18
Repeat Step 14 and 15 one more time.
STEP 19
Continue stringing one of each of the following:
  • 6x6mm clear crystal cube
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 8x8mm green cube crystal
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 6x6mm cube red crystal
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • 3mm gold-plated round bead
STEP 20
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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