Triple-Strand Necklace with Swarovski Crystal Beads and 14Kt Gold-Filled Chain

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut the following lengths of chain:
  • One hundred twenty-six 1-1/2 inch lengths of gold-filled 1.25mm round cable chain
  • One 18-inch length of gold-filled 5x4mm textured cable chain
  • One 24-inch length of gold-filled 5x4mm textured cable chain
  • Five 3-1/2 inch lengths of gold-filled 5x4mm textured cable chain
STEP 2
String one 12mm Artemis copper crystal (small end first), one 6mm round gold-filled bead and one 12mm Artemis copper crystal (large end first) onto an eyepin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a 12mm Artemis copper beading link.

Repeat to create the following beading links:
  • One 12mm Artemis golden shadow beading link, using one 12mm Artemis golden shadow crystal (small end first), one 6mm round gold-filled bead and one 12mm Artemis golden shadow crystal (large end first) on a 2-inch eyepin
  • One 12mm Artemis dark indigo beading link, using one 12mm Artemis dark indigo crystal (small end first), one 6mm round gold-filled bead and one 12mm Artemis dark indigo crystal (large end first) on a 2-inch eyepin
  • One 12mm Artemis olivine beading link, using one 12mm Artemis olivine crystal (small end first), one 6mm round gold-filled bead and one 12mm Artemis olivine crystal (large end first) on a 2-inch eyepin
STEP 3
String one 17mm Artemis dark indigo crystal (small end first) onto an eyepin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire. Using a pair of flat-nose pliers and chain-nose pliers open the loop on the bottom of the drop. String onto the loop seven 1-1/2 inch lengths of gold-filled 1.25mm round cable chain. Close the loop. Repeat to create four 17mm Artemis dark indigo bead drops.

Repeat to create the following bead drops:
  • Four 17mm Artemis smoke topaz bead drops, using one 17mm Artemis smoke topaz crystals, and seven 1-1/2 inch lengths of gold-filled 1.25mm round cable chain on a 2-inch eyepin
  • Four 17mm Artemis golden shadow bead drops, using one 17mm Artemis golden shadow crystals, and seven 1-1/2 inch lengths of gold-filled 1.25mm round cable chain on a 2-inch eyepin
  • Three 17mm Artemis red magma bead drops, using one 17mm Artemis red magma crystals, and seven 1-1/2 inch lengths of gold-filled 1.25mm round cable chain on a 2-inch eyepin
  • Three 17mm Artemis olivine bead drops, using one 17mm Artemis olivine crystals, and seven 1-1/2 inch lengths of gold-filled 1.25mm round cable chain on a 2-inch eyepin

First Strand

STEP 4
Attach the following bead drops to the links on the 18-inch length of gold-filled 5x4mm textured cable chain:
  • 17mm Artemis olivine bead drop to links 26 and 90
  • 17mm Artemis smoked topaz bead drop to links 34 and 82
  • 17mm Artemis dark indigo bead drop to links 42 and 74
  • 17mm Artemis golden shadow bead drop to links 50 and 66
  • 17mm Artemis red magma bead drop to link 58

Center Strand

STEP 5
Open the loop on one end of the 12mm Artemis copper crystal beading link. Pass the loop through the last link on a 3-1/2 inch length of gold-filled 5x4mm textured cable chain. Close the loop. Open the opposite loop on the 12mm Artemis copper crystal beading link. Pass it through the first loop on a 3-1/2 inch length of gold-filled 5x4mm textured cable chain. Close the loop.
STEP 6
Continue to attach the following components:
  • One 12mm Artemis dark indigo crystal beading link
  • One 3-1/2 inch length gold-filled 5x4mm textured cable chain
  • One 12mm Artemis golden shadow crystal beading link
  • One 3-1/2 inch length gold-filled 5x4mm textured cable chain
  • One 12mm Artemis olivine crystal beading link
  • One 3-1/2 inch length gold-filled 5x4mm textured cable chain

Third Strand

STEP 7
Attach the following bead drops to the links on the 24-inch length of gold-filled 5x4mm textured cable chain:
  • 17mm Artemis dark indigo bead drop to links 32 and 128
  • 17mm Artemis red magma bead drop to links 44 and 116
  • 17mm Artemis golden shadow bead drop to links 56 and 104
  • 17mm Artemis smoked topaz bead drop to links 68 and 92
  • 17mm Artemis olivine bead drop to link 80
STEP 8
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. Close the jumpring.
STEP 9
Open a 5.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the 5.5mm jumpring attached to the clasp and the first link of the 18-inch length of gold-filled 5x4mm textured cable chain, the first link of the first 3-1/2 inch lengths of gold-filled 5x4mm textured cable chain created in Step 4 and the first link of the 24-inch length of gold-filled 5x4mm textured cable chain. Close the jumpring.
STEP 10
Repeat Step 9 to attach the last link of the 18-inch length of gold-filled 5x4mm textured cable chain, the last link of the last 3-1/2 inch lengths of gold-filled 5x4mm textured cable chain created in Step 5 and the last link of the 24-inch length of gold-filled 5x4mm textured cable chain to a 5.5mm jumpring.
STEP 11
Open a 5.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the toggle ring portion of the clasp and the 5.5mm jumpring from Step 10. Close the jumpring.

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