Single-Strand Necklace with Matsuno® Glass Seed Beads and Polyester-Covered Wire

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut the following lengths of cord:
  • One 17-1/2 inch length of 2mm black woven cord
  • Four 2-inch lengths of black polyester-covered wire
  • Nine 2-1/2 inch lengths of black polyester-covered wire
  • Twenty-two 3-inch lengths of black polyester-covered wire
  • Two 2-inch lengths of light blue polyester-covered wire
  • Five 2-1/2 inch lengths of light blue polyester-covered wire
  • Eleven 3-inch lengths of light blue polyester-covered wire
  • Four 2-inch lengths of purple polyester-covered wire
  • Eight 2-1/2 inch lengths of purple polyester-covered wire
  • Ten 3-inch lengths of purple polyester-covered wire
  • Six 2-inch lengths of red polyester-covered wire
  • Six 2-1/2 inch lengths of red polyester-covered wire
  • Five 3-inch lengths of red polyester-covered wire
  • Six 2-inch lengths of green polyester-covered wire
  • Six 2-1/2 inch lengths of green polyester-covered wire
  • Six 3-inch lengths of green polyester-covered wire
STEP 2
Insert a drop of glue into a cord tip, and then press one end of the 17-1/2 inch length of black woven cord into the cord tip. Using chain-nose pliers, gently bend the edges of the cord tip around the cord.
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop of one cord tip and the loop on the hook portion of the clasp. Close the jumpring.
STEP 4
String onto the black woven cord three 6mm round silver-plated beads.
STEP 5
Place the center of a 2-1/2 inch length of green polyester-covered wire on the black woven cord, next to the last 6mm round silver-plated bead. Wrap wire two and a half times around the cord.

Repeat to attach a 2-1/2 inch length of red polyester-covered wire to the black woven cord.

Continue to attach all the black, light blue, purple, red and green lengths of wire cord to the black woven cord in a random pattern, stringing onto the black woven cord one 6mm silver-plated bead approximately every 1/2 inch.
STEP 6
After you have filled the black woven cord with wrapped wire, string on three 6mm round silver-plated beads.
STEP 7
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to attach the other cord end and the eye portion of the clasp to the opposite end of the black woven cord.
STEP 8
Place a small amount of hypo cement on the end of the one of the tassels of green polyester-covered wire attached in Step 5, then string on one red seed bead.

Continue to attach the lilac, green, yellow, red and aqua seed beads to the ends of the polyester-covered wire tassels using the hypo cement, until all of the tassels have a seed bead attached.

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