Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Millefiori Beads, Czech Glass Beads and Copper Beads

STEP 1
Using side-cutting pliers, cut two 5-inch lengths of 28-gauge copper wire.
STEP 2
Using a 2mm beading awl, starting at one end of a 5-inch length of wire, tightly wrap the wire around the awl until you get to the end of the piece of wire, creating a 1/2 inch piece of French wire. Repeat to create two 1/2 inch pieces of copper French wire.
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 5mm jumpring. Pass the open ring through a loop on one half of the clasp. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to add a 5mm jumpring to the other half of the clasp.
STEP 4
Using side-cutting pliers, cut a 24-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the jumpring attached to the hook half of the clasp. Pass the wire 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.

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the center of the crimp tube. Using side-cutting pliers, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 5
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • One 6mm turquoise druk bead
  • One copper 4x1mm rondelle bead
Repeat four times for a total of five sets.
STEP 6
Continue to string onto the beading wire the following:
  • One copper bead cap
  • One 8mm turquoise druk bead
  • One copper bead cap
  • One glass millefiori oval bead
  • One copper bead cap
  • One 8mm turquoise druk bead
  • One copper bead cap
  • One glass millefiori flat round bead
  • One copper bead cap
  • One 8mm turquoise druk bead
  • One copper bead cap
  • One glass millefiori square bead
  • One copper bead cap
  • One 8mm turquoise druk bead
  • One copper bead cap
  • One glass millefiori flat round bead
  • One copper bead cap
  • One 8mm turquoise druk bead
  • One copper bead cap
  • One glass millefiori heart bead
  • One copper bead cap
  • One 8mm turquoise druk bead
  • One copper bead cap
  • One glass millefiori 14mm round bead
  • Two 9x1.5mm copper snowflake beads
  • One glass millefiori 14mm round bead
  • Two 9x1.5 copper snowflake beads
STEP 7
String onto the wire one glass millefiori 14mm round bead.
STEP 8
Repeat Steps 6 and 5, backwards, to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 9
String on one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the jumpring on the second half of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp then pull the wire snugly so the French wire makes 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 center portion of the crimp tube. Using side-cutting pliers, trim excess wire from the end.

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