Triple-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Czech Pressed Glass Beads and Brass Beads

Necklace

Single Strand
STEP 1
Using two pairs of chain-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the hook portion of the clasp. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to connect a jumpring to the eye portion of the clasp.
STEP 2
Using the side-cutting pliers, cut a 9-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 on the hook portion of the clasp 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 jumpring 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 side-cutting pliers, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 3
String onto the beading wire the following components:
  • One 3mm round brass bead
  • One green glass 9x5mm twist bead
  • One 3mm round brass bead
  • One green glass 9x5mm twist bead
  • One 3mm round brass bead
  • Five 3mm rondelle brass beads
  • One 3mm round brass bead
  • One green glass 9x5mm twist bead
  • One 3mm round brass bead
  • Five 3mm rondelle brass beads
  • One 3mm round brass bead
  • Five 4mm heishi brass bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One 4mm rondelle brass bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One 4mm rondelle brass bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • Five 4mm heishi brass beads
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One 4mm rondelle brass bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One 4mm rondelle brass bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • Four 4mm rondelle brass beads
  • One green glass ring (Note: these four glass ring beads sit over the last four 4mm rondelle brass beads)
  • One red glass ring
  • One green glass ring
  • One red glass ring
STEP 4
After adding the glass ring over the brass rondelle, string on one crimp tube and a 1-1/2 inch piece of French wire. Pass the wire through the hole of a green glass ring and back through the crimp tube. Pull the wire snugly so the crimp and the French wire are closer to the green glass ring. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the first part of the necklace. 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 end.
STEP 5
Repeat Steps 2 - 4 to create the second half of the top portion of the necklace, attaching the strand to the jumpring on the eye portion of the clasp.

Outside Strand
STEP 6
Using the side-cutting pliers, cut a 13-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. String onto the wire, one crimp tube and a 1-1/2 inch piece of French wire. Pass the wire through the hole of the green glass ring from Step 4 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 glass ring 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 7
String onto the beading wire the following components:
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One 4mm rondelle brass bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One 4mm rondelle brass bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One 4mm rondelle brass bead
  • One green glass 17x7.5mm oval bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One green glass 26.5x6mm oval bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One green glass 17x7.5mm oval bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One green glass 26.5x6mm oval bead
  • One 4mm rondelle brass bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One 4mm heishi brass bead
STEP 8
String onto the strand one green glass 17x7.5mm oval bead.
STEP 9
Repeat Step 7 backwards to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 10
Place one crimp tube on the beading wire, after the last 4mm round brass bead and 1-1/2 inches of French wire. Repeat Step 4 to connect the beading wire to the green glass ring on the opposite side necklace.

Middle Strand

STEP 11
Cut one 13-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. Repeat Step 6 to attach the wire to the green glass ring on the first half of the necklace so it is to the inside of the first strand.
STEP 12
String onto the beading wire the following components:
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One 4mm rondelle brass bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One 4mm rondelle brass bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One 4mm rondelle brass bead
  • One red glass 9x5mm twist bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One red glass 20x6.5mm double cone bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One red glass 20x6.5mm double cone bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One red glass 20x6.5mm double cone bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One red glass 20x6.5mm double cone bead
STEP 13
String onto the strand one 4mm round brass 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
Place one crimp tube on the beading wire, after the last 4mm round brass bead, and 1-1/2 inches of French wire. Repeat Step 4 to connect the beading wire to the green glass ring on the opposite side necklace.
Inside Strand
STEP 16
Cut one 13-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. Repeat Step 6 to attach the wire to the green glass ring on the first half of the necklace so it is to the inside of the second/center strand.
STEP 17
String onto the beading wire the following components:
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One 4mm rondelle brass bead
  • One 4mm rondelle brass bead
  • One 4mm rondelle brass bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One 4mm rondelle brass bead
  • One green glass 9x5mm twist bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One green glass 17x7.5mm oval bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One green glass 17x7.5mm oval bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One green glass 17x7.5mm oval bead
  • One 4mm round brass bead
  • One green glass 17x7.5mm oval bead
STEP 18
String onto the strand one 4mm round brass 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
Place one crimp tube on the beading wire, after the last 4mm round brass bead, and 1-1/2 inches of French wire. Repeat Step 4 to connect the beading wire to the green glass ring on the opposite side necklace.

Earrings

STEP 21
Place one 3mm round brass bead onto a gold-plated eyepin. Finish the end with a simple loop to create a 3mm brass beading link. Repeat to create two beading links.

Create two green glass twist bead drops using a gold plated-headpin, one 4mm round brass bead, one green glass 9.5x3.5 twist bead and one 3mm rondelle brass bead.
STEP 22
Using two pairs of chain-nose pliers, open one loop on a 3mm round brass beading link. Pass the open loop through the loop on one earwire. Close the loop.
STEP 23
Open a 6.5mm jumpring and pass it through the opposite loop on of the 3mm round brass beading link and the center hole of a green glass ring. Close the jumpring.
STEP 24
Open a 6.5mm gold-plated jumpring and pass it through the center hole of the green glass ring and the loop of the green glass twist drop. Close the jumpring
STEP 25
Repeat Steps 2 - 4 to create the second earring.

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