Multi-Strand Necklace with Czech Glass Beads and Gold- and Silver-Plated and Gunmetal Finish Aluminum Chain

STEP 1
String one 8mm round purple druk bead onto a 1-inch 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 an 8mm round purple druk beading link. Repeat to create two 8mm round purple druk beading links.

Repeat to create the following using one bead and one 1-inch eyepin:
  • Four 8mm round pearl-coated turquoise blue druk beading links
  • Two 8mm round dark purple satin druk beading links
  • Four 8mm round purple satin druk beading links
  • Two 8mm round pearl-coated dark blue druk beading links
  • Two 6mm round dark purple satin druk beading links
  • Two 6mm round pearl-coated purple druk beading links
  • Three 6mm round blue satin druk beading links
  • Six 6mm round pearl-coated turquoise blue druk beading links
  • Two 6mm round pearl-coated dark blue druk beading links
  • Four 6mm round purple satin druk beading links
  • Two 6mm round turquoise blue druk beading links
  • Two 6mm round pearl-coated silver druk beading links
  • Seven 4mm round purple satin druk beading links
  • Three 4mm round blue satin druk beading links
  • Two 4mm round pearl-coated dark blue druk beading links
  • Four 4mm round turquoise blue druk beading links
STEP 2
Using flush-cutters, cut the following lengths of chain:
  • Four 1-inch lengths, ten 1-1/2 inch lengths, six 2-inch lengths, and two 3-inch lengths of 6x4mm gold-colored aluminum chain
  • Two 1-1/2 inch lengths, one 2-inch length, and two 4-inch lengths of 6x4mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • Six 3/4 inch lengths, four 1-inch lengths, four 1-1/4 inch lengths, and one 1-1/2 inch length of 8x5mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • One 7-inch length and one 13-inch length of 8x5mm gunmetal-finish aluminum chain

Upper Portion of Necklace

STEP 3
Using one pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the box portion of the clasp and the first loop on a 4mm round purple satin druk beading link. Close the jumpring.
STEP 4
Continue connecting components in the following order using a 4.5mm jumpring in between each component:
  • 6mm round blue satin druk beading link
  • 1-1/2 inch length of 6x4mm gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 6mm round pearl-coated turquoise blue druk beading link
  • 1-1/2 inch length of 6x4mm gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 6mm round purple satin druk beading link
  • 20mm gold-plated twisted round drop (top loop)
STEP 5
Open a 4.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the second portion of the clasp and the loop on a 4mm round purple satin druk beading link. Close the jumpring.
STEP 6
Continue connecting components in the following order using a 4.5mm jumpring in between each component:
  • 6mm round purple satin druk beading link
  • 1-1/2 inch length of 6x4mm gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 6mm round blue satin druk beading link
  • 1-1/2 inch length of 6x4mm gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 6mm round pearl-coated turquoise blue druk beading link
  • 20mm gold-plated twisted round drop (top loop)

First Strand

STEP 7
Continue connecting components in the following order using a 4.5mm jumpring in between each component starting with the first loop on the bottom of the 20mm gold-plated twisted round loop from Step 4:
  • 4-inch length of 6x4mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • 4mm round turquoise blue druk beading link
  • 4mm round purple satin druk beading link
  • 4mm round pearl-coated dark blue druk beading link
  • 1-1/2 inch length of 6x4mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • 4mm round turquoise blue druk beading link
  • 6mm round purple satin druk beading link
  • 2-inch length of 6x4mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • 4mm round blue satin druk beading link
  • 4mm round purple satin druk beading link
  • 4mm round turquoise blue druk beading link
  • 1-1/2 inch length of 6x4mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • 4mm round pearl-coated dark blue druk beading link
  • 6mm round pearl-coated turquoise blue druk beading link
  • 4mm round purple satin druk beading link
  • 4-inch length of 6x4mm silver-colored aluminum chain
STEP 8
Open a 4.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the first loop on the bottom of the opposite side of the 20mm gold-plated twisted round loop from Step 6 and the last link of the 4-inch length of 6x4mm silver-colored aluminum chain. Close the jumpring.

Second Strand

STEP 9
Continue connecting components in the following order using a 4.5mm jumpring in between each component attaching the jumpring between the first and second loop on the bottom of the 20mm gold-plated twisted round loop from Step 4:
  • 3-inch length of 6x4mm gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 6mm round dark purple satin druk beading link
  • 2-inch length gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 6mm round pearl-coated turquoise blue druk beading link
  • 2-inch length gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 6mm round dark purple satin druk beading link
  • 2-inch length gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 6mm round pearl-coated turquoise blue druk beading link
  • 2-inch length of 6x4mm gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 6mm round blue satin druk beading link
  • 2-inch length of 6x4mm gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 6mm round turquoise blue druk beading link
  • 3-inch length of 6x4mm gold-colored aluminum chain
STEP 10
Open a 4.5mm jumpring. Pass it over the wire between the first and second loop on the bottom of the 20mm gold-plated twisted round loop of the opposite side of the 20mm gold-plated twisted round loop from Step 6 and the last link of the 3-inch length of 6x4mm gold-colored aluminum chain. Close the jumpring.

Third Strand

STEP 11
Continue connecting components in the following order using a 4.5mm jumpring in between each component starting with the middle loop on the bottom of the 20mm gold-plated twisted round loop from Step 4:
  • 7-inch length of 8x5mm gunmetal-finished aluminum chain
  • 6mm round purple satin druk beading link
  • 13-inch length of 8x5mm gunmetal-finished aluminum chain
STEP 12
Open a 4.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the middle loop on the bottom of the opposite side of the 20mm gold-plated twisted round loop from Step 6 and the last link of the 13-inch length of 8x5mm gunmetal-finished aluminum chain. Close the jumpring.

Fourth Strand

STEP 13
Continue connecting components in the following order using a 4.5mm jumpring in between each component attaching the jumpring between the second and third loop on the bottom of the 20mm gold-plated twisted round loop from Step 4:
  • 1-1/2 inch length of 6x4mm gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 6mm round pearl-coated dark blue druk beading link
  • 1-inch length gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 6mm round pearl-coated silver druk beading link
  • 1-inch length gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 6mm round pearl-coated turquoise blue druk beading link
  • 1-1/2 inch length gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 6mm round turquoise blue druk beading link
  • 1-1/2 inch length of 6x4mm gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 4mm round purple satin druk beading link
  • 4mm round turquoise blue druk beading link
  • 2-inch length of 6x4mm gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 6mm round pearl-coated dark blue druk beading link
  • 1-1/2 inch length of 6x4mm gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 4mm round purple satin druk beading link
  • 1-1/2 inch length of 6x4mm gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 6mm round pearl-coated purple druk beading link
  • 1-inch length gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 4mm round blue satin druk beading link
  • 1-inch length gold-colored aluminum chain
  • 6mm round dark purple satin druk beading link
  • 1-1/2 inch length of 6x4mm gold-colored aluminum chain
STEP 14
Open a 4.5mm jumpring. Pass it over the wire between the second and third loop on the bottom of the 20mm gold-plated twisted round loop of the opposite side of the 20mm gold-plated twisted round loop from Step 6 and the last link of the 1-1/2 inch length of 6x4mm gold-colored aluminum chain. Close the jumpring.

Fifth Strand

STEP 15
Continue connecting components in the following order using a 4.5mm jumpring in between each component starting with the third loop on the bottom of the 20mm gold-plated twisted round loop from Step 4:
  • 3/4 inch length of 8x5mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • 8mm round dark purple satin druk beading link
  • 3/4 inch length of 8x5mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • 8mm round pearl-coated turquoise blue druk beading link
  • 3/4 inch length of 8x5mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • 8mm round purple satin druk beading link
  • 1-inch length of 8x5mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • 8mm round dark purple satin druk beading link
  • 1-inch length of 8x5mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • 6mm round pearl-coated silver druk beading link
  • 8mm round pearl-coated dark blue druk beading link
  • 1-1/4 inch length of 8x5mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • 8mm round purple satin druk beading link
  • 1-1/4 inch length of 8x5mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • 8mm round pearl-coated turquoise blue druk beading link
  • 1-1/2 inch length of 8x5mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • 8mm round dark purple satin druk beading link
  • 1-1/4 inch length of 8x5mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • 8mm round purple satin druk beading link
  • 4mm round blue satin druk beading link
  • 1-1/4 inch length of 8x5mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • 8mm round pearl-coated turquoise blue druk beading link
  • 1-inch length of 8x5mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • 8mm round purple satin druk beading link
  • 1-inch length of 8x5mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • 8mm round dark purple satin druk beading link
  • 3/4 inch length of 8x5mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • 8mm round pearl-coated turquoise blue druk beading link
  • 3/4 inch length of 8x5mm silver-colored aluminum chain
  • 8mm round pearl-coated dark blue druk beading link
  • 3/4 inch length of 8x5mm silver-colored aluminum chain
STEP 16
Open a 4.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the third loop on the bottom of the opposite side of the 20mm gold-plated twisted round loop from Step 6 and the last link of the 3/4 inch length of 8x5mm silver-colored aluminum chain. Close the jumpring.
STEP 17
Using scissors, cut a 10-inch length of purple organza ribbon. Starting in the center of the ribbon, tie a bow. Cut the ends of the ribbons at a 45 degree angle evenly on each side. Using G-S Hypo fabric cement, glue the bow onto the top edge of the 20mm gold-plated twisted round loop from Step 6. Allow glue to cure for 24 hours.

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