Double-Strand Necklace with Glass Teardrop Beads and Rubber Cord

STEP 1
Onto one headpin, place one 5mm gold-plated bead cap, one red glass teardrop and one gold-plated 7mm flower bead cap. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and side-cutting pliers, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a red foil glass teardrop bead drop.

Repeat, using one headpin, one 5mm gold-plated bead cap, one glass teardrop (in the color noted) and one 7mm gold-plated flower bead cap to create the following:
  • Two white foil glass teardrop bead drops
  • Two gold foil glass teardrop bead drops
  • Two green foil glass teardrop bead drops
  • Two blue glass teardrop bead drops
  • Two clear glass teardrop bead drops
  • Two cobalt glass teardrop bead drops
  • Two purple foil glass teardrop bead drops
  • Two aqua blue foil glass teardrop bead drops
  • One black foil glass teardrop bead drop
STEP 2
Using side-cutting pliers, cut twenty 3-1/2 inch lengths of gold 24-gauge round Zebra Wire.
STEP 3
Thread one 10x8mm black glass teardrop onto a 3-1/2 inch length of gold 24-gauge round wire. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and side-cutting pliers, finish the end with a briolette wrapped loop. Repeat to create twenty briolette wrapped black glass teardrops.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 5mm jumpring. Pass the open ring through a loop on one briolette wrapped black glass teardrop. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to add a 5mm jumpring to each of the twenty briolette wrapped black glass teardrops and the eighteen glass teardrop bead drops.
STEP 5
Using a pair of scissors, cut forty pieces of black rubber tube in the following lengths:
  • Two 3-inch lengths
  • Two 3-1/2 inch lengths
  • Thirty-six 1/2 lengths
STEP 6
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the open ring through the first loop on one first half of the clasp. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach another 4mm jumpring to the second loop on the same half of the clasp.

Repeat to attach a 4mm jumpring to both loops on the second half of the clasp.
STEP 7
Using side-cutting pliers, cut a 22-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube, one 3mm gold-plated bead, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the first jumpring attached to the box 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.

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using side-cutting pliers, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 8
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Four 3mm gold-plated round beads
  • One 3-1/2 inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One briolette wrapped black glass teardrop (pass the wire through the jumpring)
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One 1/2 inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One green foil glass teardrop bead drop (pass the wire through the jumpring)
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One 1/2 inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One briolette wrapped black glass teardrop
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One 1/2 inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One blue spot glass teardrop bead drop
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One 1/2 inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One briolette wrapped black glass teardrop
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One 1/2 inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One black foil teardrop bead drop
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One 1/2 inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One briolette wrapped black glass teardrop
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One 1/2 inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
STEP 9
String onto the beading wire one red foil teardrop bead drop.
STEP 10
Repeat Step 8 backwards, to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 11
String on one crimp tube, one 3mm gold bead and 1/2 inch of French wire through the first 4mm jumpring on the second half 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 and the French wire is formed into a nicely curved tube. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the necklace. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp.

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using side-cutting pliers, trim the excess wire from the end.
STEP 12
Using side-cutting pliers, cut a 22-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. Repeat Step 7 to attach the wire to the second jumpring on the box half of the clasp.
STEP 13
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Four 3mm gold-plated round beads
  • One 3-inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One briolette wrapped black glass teardrop (pass the wire through the jumpring)
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One 1/2 inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One blue foil glass teardrop bead drop (pass the wire through the jumpring)
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One 1/2 inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One briolette wrapped black glass teardrop
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One 1/2 inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One clear spot glass teardrop bead drop
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One 1/2 inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One briolette wrapped black glass teardrop
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One 1/2 inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One purple foil teardrop bead drop
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One 1/2 inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One briolette wrapped black glass teardrop
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One 1/2 inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One cobalt spot teardrop bead drop
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One 1/2 inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One briolette wrapped black glass teardrop
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One 1/2 inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One gold foil teardrop bead drop
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One 1/2 inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One briolette wrapped black glass teardrop
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
  • One 1/2 inch length of black rubber tube
  • One 3mm gold-plated round bead
STEP 14
String onto the beading wire one black foil teardrop bead drop.
STEP 15
Repeat Step 13 backwards, to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 16
Repeat Step 11 to attach the wire to the second 4mm jumpring on the second half of the clasp.

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