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Single-Strand Necklace with Ruby Gemstone Beads, Gold-Plated Brass Beads and Swarovski Crystal

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Fit for a queen, yet wearable for all, this single-strand ruby necklace can be the perfect complement to everything from a casual t-shirt to a formal dress. Channel the style of the rich and famous (and fellow ruby lovers), such as Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and ...
STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut one 18-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String onto the 18-inch length of beading wire, the following:
  • One 2x2mm gold-filled crimp bead
  • One gold-plated 3mm corrugated round
  • One 2x2mm gold-filled crimp bead
  • The loop on the fancy round filigree portion of the box clasp
Pass the end of the beading wire back through the 2x2mm gold-filled crimp bead, gold-plated 3mm corrugated round and the second 2x2mm gold-filled crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp beads and 3mm corrugated round are snug against each other leaving approximately 1/4 inch of on the short end of the beading wire. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp both crimp beads. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire.
STEP 3
String onto the 18-inch length of beading wire, the following:
  • One gold-plated 3mm corrugated round
  • Three ruby 3x2mm rondelles
  • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
  • Fifty-nine ruby 3x2mm rondelles
  • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
  • Three ruby 3x2mm rondelles
  • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
  • One "vermeil" 5x1mm beaded rondelle
  • One gold-plated 6mm stardust round
  • One "vermeil" 5x1mm beaded rondelle
  • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
  • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
  • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
  • Three ruby 3x2mm rondelles
  • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
  • One "vermeil" 5x1mm beaded rondelle
  • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
  • One ruby 3x2mm rondelles
  • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
  • One "vermeil" 5x1mm beaded rondelle
STEP 4
Continue to string onto the 18-inch length of beading wire one gold-plated 6mm stardust round.
STEP 5
Repeat Step 3 in the opposite order to create the second half of the necklace.
STEP 6
Repeat Step 2 to attach the tab portion of the box clasp.

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