Single-Strand Necklace with Antiqued Gold Pewter Charms, Seed Beads and Accu-Flex® Beading Wire
-- Designer --
Rose, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Charm, antiqued gold pewter, 18x8mm-20x16mm Christmas theme set (8 charms)
- Seed bead, Dyna-Mites, glass, silver-lined ruby red, #11 square hole
- Crimp, gold-plated, 2x1.5mm round (15 crimp beads)
- Crimp cover, gold-plated brass, 4mm (15 crimp covers)
- Jumpring, gold-plated, 4mm round, 20 gauge (10 jumprings)
- Clasp, lobster claw, gold-plated brass, 14x8mm with swivel (1 clasp)
- Wire protector, Accu-Guard, gold-plated brass, 4x4mm (2 wire protectors)
- Chain, gold-plated brass, 5x3.5mm cable
- Beading wire, Accu-Flex, Dijon gold, 49 strand, .024-inch
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, bent-nose
- Pliers, crimping
- Pliers, flat-nose
Using flush-cutters, cut one 2-inch length of gold-plated 5x3.5mm cable chain.
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the first link on the 2-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring.
Using a pair of flush-cutters, cut a 40-inch length of Dijon gold Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube, a gold-plated Accu-guard, and the jumpring attached to the chain. 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 a pair of crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using a pair of flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.
Place a crimp cover over the crimp. Gently close the crimp cover using a pair of chain-nose pliers.
String onto the beading wire a ruby red seed bead. Continue to string ruby red seed beads onto the beading wire for 6-1/4 inches.
String onto the beading wire, two crimp tubes. Pass the beading wire back through the first crimp in the opposite direction leaving the second crimp tube loose. Create a loop measuring approximately 1-1/4 inches to the bottom of the loop. Crimp the first crimp tube using crimping pliers. Place a crimp cover over the crimp. Gently close the crimp cover using a pair of chain-nose pliers.
String onto the wire fifteen ruby red seed beads and one crimp tube. Pass the wire through the second crimp tube from the first loop in Step 4. String onto the beading wire, one crimp tube leaving it loose on the wire. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube next to the last ruby red seed bead. Create a loop measuring approximately 1-1/2 inches to the bottom of the loop. Crimp the crimp tube next to the last ruby red seed bead and place a crimp cover over the crimp.
Crimp the crimp tube between the first two loops, and place a crimp cover over the crimp.
Repeat Step 5 four times for a total of five sets.
Repeat Step 4 one time.
String on one crimp tube, a gold-plated Accu-Guard and the jumpring attached to the lobster claw 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 a pair of flush-cutters, trim excess wire from the end.
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the first loop on an Accu-Flex wire loop and a Santa charm. Close the jumpring.
Repeat to attach a charm to each of the loops on the center of the necklace and one to the last link of 2-inch chain.
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