Double-Strand Necklace with Swarovski Crystal Beads and Sterling Silver Beads and Chain

STEP 1
String one sterling silver 4x1mm beaded rondelle bead, one Swarovski 6mm round red magma crystal, and one sterling silver 4x1mm beaded rondelle bead onto a 1-inch headpin. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a 6mm round red magma crystal bead drop. Repeat to create thirty-eight 6mm round red magma crystal bead drops.
STEP 2
Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
  • One 5-inch length of sterling silver 21-gauge dead soft round wire
  • One 17-inch length of sterling silver 12x6mm oval link chain
  • Two 10-inch lengths of sterling silver 8mm flat oval link chain
STEP 3
Using chain-nose and round-nose pliers, take the 5-inch length of wire and create a wrapped loop on one end of the wire, making four wraps on the wire. Thread onto the wire one sterling silver 4x1mm beaded rondelle bead, one 36mm aquiline red magma crystal, and one sterling silver 4x1mm beaded rondelle bead. Finish the end with a wrapped loop, making four wraps on the end of the wire. Bend the wrapped wire on each side of the crystal upward in a 45 degree angle to allow the crystal to lay properly.
STEP 4
Using one pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the jumpring through the loop on the toggle portion of the clasp and the first link of a 10-inch length of sterling silver 8mm flat oval link chain. Close the jumpring.

Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the last link on the 10-inch length of sterling silver 8mm flat oval link chain and the first loop on the one 36mm aquiline red magma crystal wrapped beading link. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach the second 10-inch length of sterling silver 8mm flat oval link chain to the second loop on the 36mm aquiline red magma crystal wrapped beading link and the loop on the toggle ring portion of the clasp.
STEP 5
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the first link of 17-inch length of sterling silver 12x6mm oval link chain and the loop on the toggle portion of the clasp. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach the last link of the 17-inch length of sterling silver 12x6mm oval link chain to the toggle ring portion of the clasp.
STEP 6
Open the loop on a 6mm round red magma crystal bead drop. Attach it to the first link on the 17-inch length of sterling silver 12x6mm oval link chain. Close the loop.

Repeat to attach a 6mm round red magma crystal bead drop to each link on the 17-inch length of sterling silver 12x6mm oval link chain.

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