Triple-Strand Necklace with Black Obsidian Gemstone Beads and Coiled Wire

STEP 1
Use the Coiling Gizmo to coil 40-yards of 28-gauge magenta Zebra Wire using the 1.8mm wire crank.

Repeat to coil:
  • 40-yards of 28-gauge red Zebra Wire
  • 40-yards of 28-gauge green Zebra Wire
  • 40-yards of 28-gauge gold Zebra Wire
  • 40-yards of 28-gauge brown Zebra Wire
  • 40-yards of 28-gauge sapphire Zebra Wire
STEP 2
Using flush-cutters, cut the following lengths of coiled wire:
  • Twenty-three 3/8 inch lengths of coiled magenta Zebra Wire
  • Twenty-three 3/8 inch lengths of coiled red Zebra Wire
  • Twenty-three 3/8 inch lengths of coiled green Zebra Wire
  • Twenty-three 3/8 inch lengths of coiled gold Zebra Wire
  • Twenty-three 3/8 inch lengths of coiled brown Zebra Wire
  • Twenty-three 3/8 inch lengths of coiled sapphire Zebra Wire
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the first loop on the box portion of the clasp. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a 4mm jumpring to each of the loops on both sides of the clasp.

First Strand

STEP 4
Using the flush-cutters, cut a 24-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube, a gold-plated Accu-Guard and the jumpring on the first loop on the box portion of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the Accu-Guard. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 5
String onto the beading wire the following components using one 4mm round black obsidian bead in between each coil starting and ending with one 4mm round black obsidian bead:
  • One 3/8 inch length of coiled sapphire Zebra Wire
  • One 3/8 inch length of coiled red Zebra Wire
  • One 3/8 inch length of coiled magenta Zebra Wire
  • One 3/8 inch length of coiled gold Zebra Wire
  • One 3/8 inch length of coiled green Zebra Wire
  • One 3/8 inch length of coiled brown Zebra Wire
  • Repeat this pattern five more times
STEP 6
String on one crimp tube, a gold-plated Accu-Guard and the first jumpring on the second portion of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, pulling the wire tight against the last bead. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the necklace. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim excess wire from the end.

Second Strand

STEP 7
Using the flush-cutters, cut a 30-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. Repeat Step 4 to attach the beading wire to the second jumpring on the box portion of the clasp.
STEP 8
String onto the beading wire the following components using one 4mm round black obsidian bead in between each coil starting and ending with one 4mm round black obsidian bead:
  • One 3/8 inch length of coiled brown Zebra Wire
  • One 3/8 inch length of coiled sapphire Zebra Wire
  • One 3/8 inch length of coiled red Zebra Wire
  • One 3/8 inch length of coiled magenta Zebra Wire
  • One 3/8 inch length of coiled gold Zebra Wire
  • One 3/8 inch length of coiled green Zebra Wire
  • Repeat this pattern seven more times
STEP 9
Repeat Step 6 to attach the strand to the second jumpring on the second half of the clasp.

Third Strand

STEP 10
Using the flush-cutters, cut a 34-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. Repeat Step 4 to attach the beading wire to the third jumpring on the box portion of the clasp.
STEP 11
String onto the beading wire the following components using one 4mm round black obsidian bead in between each coil starting and ending with one 4mm round black obsidian bead:
  • One 3/8 inch length of coiled magenta Zebra Wire
  • One 3/8 inch length of coiled red Zebra Wire
  • One 3/8 inch length of coiled sapphire Zebra Wire
  • One 3/8 inch length of coiled brown Zebra Wire
  • One 3/8 inch length of coiled green Zebra Wire
  • One 3/8 inch length of coiled gold Zebra Wire
  • Repeat this pattern eight more times
STEP 12
Repeat Step 6 to attach the strand to the third jumpring on the second half of the clasp.

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