Single-Strand Necklace with Amazonite Gemstone Beads, Sterling Silver Beads and Cultured Freshwater Pearls

STEP 1
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4.5mm jumpring. Pass the open ring through a loop on one half of the clasp and another 4.5mm jumpring. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to add two 4.5mm jumprings to the other half of the clasp.
STEP 2
Using side-cutting pliers, cut a 26-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube, one 4mm sterling silver bead, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the jumpring attached to the ring half of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the bead and crimp tube, 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 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 one of each of the following:
  • 5-5.5mm white potato pearl
  • 8x6mm sterling silver double cone bead
  • 5-5.5mm white potato pearl
  • 14x10mm amazonite rectangle bead
  • 5-5.5mm white potato pearl
  • 8x6mm sterling silver double cone bead
  • 5-5.5mm white potato pearl
  • 14x10mm amazonite rectangle bead
  • 5-5.5mm white potato pearl
  • 8x6mm sterling silver double cone bead
  • 5-5.5mm white potato pearl
  • 14x10mm amazonite rectangle bead
  • 5-5.5mm white potato pearl
  • 8x6mm sterling silver double cone bead
  • 8.5-9mm white button pearl
  • 18x13mm amazonite rectangle bead
  • 8.5-9mm white button pearl
  • 8x6mm sterling silver double cone bead
  • 8.5-9mm white button pearl
  • 18x13mm amazonite rectangle bead
  • 8.5-9mm white button pearl
  • 8x6mm sterling silver double cone bead
  • 8.5-9mm white button pearl
  • 18x13mm amazonite rectangle bead
  • 8.5-9mm white button pearl
  • 8x6mm sterling silver double cone bead
  • 8.5-9mm white button pearl
STEP 4
String onto the beading wire one 18x13mm amazonite rectangle bead.
STEP 5
Repeat Step 3 backwards, to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 6
String on one crimp tube, one 4mm sterling silver bead and a 1/2 inch of French wire through the 4.5mm jumpring on the bar portion of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the bead and 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 side-cutting pliers, trim excess wire from the end.

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