Triple-Strand Necklace with Swarovski Crystal and Gemstone Beads

Clasp

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut two 3-1/2 inch lengths of 16-gauge round gold-filled wire.

Cut two lengths of gold-filled 10.5x7.5mm hammered flat cable chain: one 2-link length, one 6-link length.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of a 3-1/2 inch length of wire. Curve the wire to the right around a pair of round-nose pliers creating a nice curvaceous hook element which is approximately 3/4 inch long. Form a wrapped loop on the opposite end, slightly higher than the first loop. Use flush-cutters to cut the excess wire.

Repeat Step 2 on the second length of wire to create the eye portion of the clasp. Bend the loops on each end so that they are parallel.
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 7mm jumpring. Pass it through the lower loop on the hook portion of the clasp. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a jumpring through both loops on the eye portion of the clasp.
STEP 4
Open a 7mm jumpring. Pass it through the first link on the 2-link length of chain. Close the jumpring.

Open a 7mm jumpring. Pass it through the first jumpring and the first link on the 6-link length of chain.

Body of the Necklace

STEP 5

First Strand--First Side

Using the flush-cutters, cut a 14-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire: one crimp bead, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the jumpring attached to the hook portion of the clasp.
STEP 6
Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. The French wire should be passing over the jumpring in a nicely curved tube. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the jumpring--leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end of Accu-Flex®.
STEP 7
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • One 6mm bicone turquoise AB crystal
  • One 2mm round carnelian bead
Repeat eleven times for a total of twelve sets.
STEP 8
String onto the beading wire one 16x14mm cosmic golden shadow crystal.
STEP 9
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • One 2mm round carnelian bead
  • One 6mm bicone turquoise AB crystal
Repeat ten times for a total of eleven sets.
STEP 10
String on one crimp bead and seven 2mm round carnelian beads. Pass the beading wire through the first jumpring added in Step 4 and back through the crimp bead. Then pull the wire snugly so the crimp and the beads are closer to the jumpring and there is no slack in the beading wire. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead. Using flush-cutters, trim excess wire from the end.
STEP 11

Second Strand--First Side

Using the flush-cutters, cut a 14-inch length of Accu-Flex®. String onto the wire: one crimp bead, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the jumpring attached to the hook portion of the clasp.

Repeat Step 6 to crimp the crimp bead.
STEP 12
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • One 6mm bicone turquoise AB crystal
  • One 2mm round carnelian bead
Repeat twenty-two times for a total of twenty-three sets.
STEP 13
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • One 6mm bicone turquoise AB crystal
  • Two 4mm round ocean jasper beads
STEP 14
String on one crimp bead and a 1/2 inch piece of French wire. Pass the beading wire through the first jumpring added in Step 4 and back through the crimp bead. Repeat Step 10 to crimp the crimp bead.
STEP 15

Third Strand--First Side

Using the flush-cutters, cut a 14-inch length of Accu-Flex®. String onto the wire: one crimp bead, seven 2mm round carnelian beads and the jumpring attached to the hook portion of the clasp.

Repeat Step 6 to crimp the crimp bead.
STEP 16
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • One 6mm bicone turquoise AB crystal
  • One 2mm round carnelian bead
Repeat twenty-three times for a total of twenty-four sets.
STEP 17
String onto the beading wire one 6mm bicone turquoise AB crystal.
STEP 18
String on one crimp bead and a 1/2 inch piece of French wire. Pass the beading wire through the first jumpring added in Step 4 and back through the crimp bead. Repeat Step 10 to crimp the crimp bead.
STEP 19

First Strand--Second Side

Using the flush-cutters, cut a 14-inch length of Accu-Flex®. String onto the wire: one crimp bead, seven 2mm round carnelian beads and the jumpring attached to the eye portion of the clasp.

Repeat Step 6 to crimp the crimp bead.
STEP 20
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • One 6mm bicone turquoise AB crystal
  • One 2mm round carnelian bead
Repeat seven times for a total of eight sets.
STEP 21
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • One 6mm bicone turquoise AB crystal
  • One 18x12mm faceted rondelle golden shadow crystal
  • One 6mm bicone turquoise AB crystal
  • One 2mm round carnelian bead
  • One 6mm bicone turquoise AB crystal
  • One 2mm round carnelian bead
  • One 6mm bicone turquoise AB crystal
  • One 18x12mm faceted rondelle golden shadow crystal
  • One 6mm bicone turquoise AB crystal
STEP 22
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • One 2mm round carnelian bead
  • One 6mm bicone turquoise AB crystal
Repeat nine times for a total of ten sets.
STEP 23
String on one crimp bead and a 1/2 inch piece of French wire. Pass the beading wire through the second jumpring added in Step 4 and back through the crimp bead.

Repeat Step 10 to crimp the crimp bead.
STEP 24

Second Strand--Second Side

Using the flush-cutters, cut a 14-inch length of Accu-Flex®. String onto the wire: one crimp bead, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the jumpring attached to the eye portion of the clasp.

Repeat Step 6 to attach the wire to the jumpring.
STEP 25
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Two 4mm round ocean jasper beads
  • One 6mm bicone turquoise AB crystal
STEP 26
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • One 2mm round carnelian bead
  • One 6mm bicone turquoise AB crystal
Repeat twenty-two times for a total of twenty-three sets.
STEP 27
String on one crimp bead and a 1/2 inch piece of French wire. Pass the beading wire through the second jumpring added in Step 4 and back through the crimp bead. Repeat Step 10 to crimp the crimp bead.
STEP 28

Third Strand--Second Side

Using the flush-cutters, cut a 14-inch length of Accu-Flex®. String onto the wire: one crimp bead, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the jumpring attached to the eye portion of the clasp.

Repeat Step 6 to attach the wire to the jumpring.
STEP 29
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • One 6mm bicone turquoise AB crystal
  • One 2mm round carnelian bead
Repeat twenty-three times for a total of twenty-four sets.
STEP 30
String onto the beading wire one 6mm bicone turquoise AB crystal.
STEP 31
String on one crimp bead and seven 2mm round carnelian beads. Pass the beading wire through the second jumpring added in Step 4 and back through the crimp bead.

Repeat Step 10 to crimp the crimp bead.

Creating the Focal Piece

STEP 32
Pass a 30x19mm avant-garde golden shadow crystal onto a 3-inch headpin. Using a pair of round-nose pliers and chain-nose pliers, create a 1/2 inch loop on the wire. Form a simple loop on the end of the wire at the end of the loop. Pass the loop through the last link of the 6-link length of chain. Open the simple loop and pass it behind the head of the headpin. Close the loop. Gently squeeze the center of the large loop creating an hourglass shape, which will hold the crystal in place.

Repeat Step 32 to attach a 20x14mm avant-garde burgundy crystal to the last link on the 2-link length of chain and a 20x14mm avant-garde burgundy crystal to the fourth link on the 6-link length of chain.
STEP 33
Thread onto a headpin one 16x14mm cosmic golden shadow crystal. Using round-nose pliers create the loop leaving the excess wire. Attach the loop to the last link on the 2-link length of chain. Finish the end with a wrapped loop using round-nose pliers.

Repeat to attach the following components to the links using wrapped loops:
  • One 16x14mm cosmic golden shadow crystal to the third link on the 6-link length of chain
  • One 8mm faceted round sand opal crystal to the second link on the 6-link length of chain and the last link on the 2-link length of chain
  • One 6mm bicone turquoise crystal to the second, fifth, and last link on the 6-link length of chain and the first link on the 2-link length of chain
  • One 7mm antique copper rice pearl to the first, third, and fifth link on the 6-link length of chain and the first and last link on the 2-link length of chain

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