Double-Strand Necklace with Swarovski Crystal Beads and Pearls and Gold-Filled Chain and Wire

STEP 1
Using side-cutting pliers, cut the following:
  • Ten 4-inch lengths of 22-gauge gold-filled wire
  • One 6-inch length of 22-gauge gold-filled wire
  • Two 4-link lengths of gold-filled 9x6mm oval chain
  • Six 5-link lengths of gold-filled 9x6mm oval chain
  • Six 5-link lengths of gold-filled 9x6mm oval chain
  • Two 7-link lengths of gold-filled 9x6mm oval chain
  • Two 8-link lengths of gold-filled 9x6mm oval chain
  • Two 9-link lengths of gold-filled 9x6mm oval chain
  • Two 12-link lengths of gold-filled 9x6mm oval chain
  • Two 27-link lengths of gold-filled 9x6mm oval chain
STEP 2
String one 8mm light amethyst bicone crystal onto a headpin. Using a pair of chain-nose, round-nose and side-cutting pliers, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating an 8mm light amethyst bicone crystal drop. Repeat to create four 8mm light amethyst bicone crystal drops.

Repeat to create ten 8mm amethyst bicone crystal drops using one 8mm amethyst bicone crystal and a 1-1/2 inch headpin.
STEP 3
Using a pair of round-nose pliers and chain-nose pliers, create a 1/4 inch long wrapped loop on the end of one piece of 6-inch gold-filled wire. Thread onto the wire three 11mm gold-filled round beads and one 12mm dark purple pearl. Finish the end of the wire with a 1/4 inch long wrapped loop.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 5.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the toggle portion of the clasp, the first link of a 27-link length of gold-filled 9x6mm oval chain and the first link of a 12-link length of gold-filled 9x6mm oval chain. Close the jumpring.
STEP 5
Begin a wrapped loop on the end of one piece of 4-inch gold-filled wire. Thread the loop through the last link on the 12-link length of gold-filled 9x6mm oval chain. Finish making a wrapped loop to secure the wire to the chain. Thread onto the wire one 8mm amethyst bicone crystal. Begin a wrapped loop above the crystal. Thread the loop onto the first link of a 5-link length of gold-filled 9x6mm oval chain then finish the end of the wire with a wrapped loop that matches the first.
STEP 6
Repeat to attach an 8mm light amethyst double-wrapped loop to the last link of the 5-link length of gold-filled 9x6mm oval chain in Step 5 and another 5-link length of gold-filled 9x6mm oval chain.
STEP 7
Open a 5.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the top loop on the gold bead and pearl double-wrapped beading link (next to the 11mm gold-filled bead) , the last link of the 27-link length of gold-filled 9x6mm oval chain from Step 4 and the last link of the 5-link length of gold-filled 9x6mm oval chain from Step 6. Close the jumpring.
STEP 8
Repeat Steps 4-8 to attach the chain assembly to the second portion of the clasp and the top loop on the gold and pearl double-wrapped beading link.
STEP 9
Attach components in the following order, using a 5.5mm jumpring to attach them, to the bottom loop on the gold and pearl double-wrapped beading link:

  • One 4-link chain, one 8mm light amethyst bicone double-wrapped loop link, and one 4-link chain, one 8mm gold-filled jumpring and one 30x14mm amethyst navette crystal
  • One 5-link chain, one 8mm light amethyst bicone double-wrapped loop link, and one 5-link chain, one 8mm gold-filled jumpring and one 30x14mm amethyst navette crystal
  • One 6-link chain, one 8mm light amethyst bicone double-wrapped loop link, and one 6-link chain, one 8mm gold-filled jumpring and one 30x14mm amethyst navette crystal
  • One 7-link chain, one 8mm light amethyst bicone double-wrapped loop link, and one 7-link chain, one 8mm gold-filled jumpring and one 30x14mm amethyst navette crystal
  • One 8-link chain, one 8mm light amethyst bicone double-wrapped loop link, and one 8-link chain, one 8mm gold-filled jumpring and one 30x14mm amethyst navette crystal
  • One 9-link chain, one 8mm light amethyst bicone double-wrapped loop link, and one 9-link chain, one 8mm gold-filled jumpring and one 30x14mm amethyst navette crystal
STEP 10
Open the loop on an 8mm light amethyst crystal drop. Pass it through the top loop on the gold and pearl double-wrapped beading link. Close the loop.

Repeat to attach an additional three 8mm light amethyst crystal drops and six 8mm amethyst crystal drops to the top loop on the gold and pearl double-wrapped beading link.

Repeat to attach ten 8mm amethyst crystal drops to the jumprings on the bottom loop of the gold and pearl double-wrapped beading link.
STEP 11
Starting with one end of a 5-foot piece of 24-gauge gold-filled wire, wrap the wire around the beads on the gold and pearl double-wrapped beading link. Continue to wrap the wire until the entire piece of gold-filled wire has been used. Gently tuck the end of the wire under the bottom edge of the wire near the 12mm purple pearl.

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