Single-Strand Necklace with Gold-Plated Brass Chain, Glass Beads and Celestial Crystal® Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
  • Two 7-inch lengths of 22-gauge round jewelers bronze wire
  • Two 3-inch lengths of 22-gauge round jewelers bronze wire
  • Three 38-inch lengths of gold-plated 9x6mm Figaro chain
  • Three 38-inch lengths of brass-plated 2.2mm cable chain
  • Twenty 2-inch lengths of brass-plated 2.2mm cable chain
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-inch length of wire to create an eyepin. Repeat to create three 3-inch eyepins.
STEP 3
Open the loop on a 3-inch eyepin. Pass the loop through the first link of three 38-inch lengths of gold-plated 9x6mm Figaro chain and three 38-inch lengths of brass-plated 2.2mm cable. Close the loop.
STEP 4
Loosely braid the six strands of chain along the full 38 inches.
STEP 5
Repeat Step 3 to attach the last link of the three 38-inch lengths of gold-plated 9x6mm Figaro chain and three 38-inch lengths of brass-plated 2.2mm cable to the second 3-inch eyepin.
STEP 6
Pass the first eyepin through one 6mm gold-plated cord cap and one 5mm round gold-plated bead. Using round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters, finish the end of the wire with a wrapped loop. Repeat this step for the second eyepin, finishing with a wrapped loop.
STEP 7
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on one of the eyepins from Step 6 and the loop on the toggle bar portion of the clasp. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a 5mm jumpring to the second eyepin and around the ring (not the loop) of the toggle ring portion of the clasp.

Focal Piece

STEP 8
String one fancy red oval glass bead onto a 7-inch length of 22-gauge round jewelers bronze wire. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters, make the first loop of the briolette wrapped loop. Pass the loop through the loop on the toggle ring portion of the clasp. Finish the briolette wrapped loop to hold the bead in place.

Pass a second 7-inch length of 22-gauge round jewelers bronze wire through the hole on the fancy red oval glass bead. Make the first loop of the briolette wrapped loop. Pass the loop through the loop on a second toggle ring clasp. Finish the briolette wrapped loop.
STEP 9
String one 4mm round gold-plated bead onto a 1-inch eyepin. 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 4mm round gold-plated beading link. Repeat to create twenty 4mm round gold-plated beading links.
STEP 10
Repeat to create each the following bead drops:
  • Twenty 4mm faceted round red crystal drops, using one 4mm faceted round red crystal and one 1-inch (.028-inch) headpin
  • Thirty 3mm round gold-plated bead drops, using one 3mm round gold-plated bead and one 1-inch .021-inch) headpin
STEP 11
Open the loop on a 3-inch eyepin. Pass the loop through the first link of twenty 2-inch lengths of brass-plated 2.2mm cable chain. Close the loop.
STEP 12
Pass the eyepin through one 16mm gold-plated fancy bead cap, one 8mm round gold-plated bead and one 4mm round gold-plated bead. Using round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters, finish the end of the wire with a wrapped loop.
STEP 13
Open a 8mm jumpring. Pass the open loop through the loop on the ring on the second toggle ring clasp and the loop on the eyepin from Step 12. Close the jumpring.
STEP 14
Open a loop on a 4mm round gold-plated beading link. Pass the open loop through the last link on the first 2-inch length of brass-plated 2.2mm cable chain. Open the opposite loop on the 4mm round gold-plated beading link and pass it through the loop on a 4mm faceted round red crystal drop.

Repeat to attach a 4mm round gold-plated beading link and a 4mm faceted round red crystal drop to the last link on each 2-inch length of brass-plated 2.2mm cable chain.
STEP 15
Open the loop on a 3mm round gold-plated bead drop. Pass it though a link on the first 2-inch length of brass-plated 2.2mm cable chain. Close the loop.

Repeat to attach all thirty 3mm round gold-plated bead drops to the 2-inch lengths of brass-plated 2.2mm cable chain in a random pattern.

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