Single-Strand Necklace with Swarovski Crystal, Ceramic Bead and Gold-Plated Brass Beads

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The secret to the sparkling style and natural glow of this necklace is "Aurora Borealis" (AB). Originally developed in 1956 with fashion icon Christian Dior, Swarovski crystal offers this shimmering finish in ...
STEP 1
String the following components onto a Swarovski crystal rhinestone and gold-plated headpin:
  • One Czech pressed glass light aqua AB 13.5x5.5mm spiral bead
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 8mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski bright gold 11x8mm pear pearl
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the headpin creating a Swarovski pear pearl and rhinestone rondelle drop.

Repeat to create a second Swarovski pear pearl and rhinestone rondelle drop.
STEP 2
Using flush-cutters cut two 15-inch lengths of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 3
String onto the end of one length of beading wire, one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and one Swarovski pear pearl and rhinestone rondelle drop.

Pass the end of the beading wire back through the crimp bead leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Pull the crimp snugly against the drop. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end of the beading wire.

Repeat to attach a Swarovski pear pearl and rhinestone rondelle drop to one end of the second length of beading wire.
STEP 4
String onto the beading wire, the following:
  • Three gold-plated 4mm heishi beads
  • One Swarovski crystal dorado 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski Indian sapphire AB 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski bright gold 11x8mm pear pearl
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski Indian sapphire AB 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal dorado 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski Indian sapphire AB 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • Three gold-plated 4mm heishi beads
  • Five Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
Set this strand of beads aside.
STEP 5
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 3 on the second length of beading wire.
STEP 6
String onto the beading wire, the following:
  • Three gold-plated 4mm heishi beads
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski Indian sapphire AB 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • Three gold-plated 4mm heishi beads
  • One Swarovski Indian sapphire AB 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski Indian sapphire AB 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski bright gold 11x8mm pear pearl
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal dorado 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski Indian sapphire AB 6mm round
  • Five Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
STEP 7
String a 2x2mm crimp bead onto each length of beading wire.

Pull the crimp so is rests snugly against both sets of Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead.

Note: Do not trim wires at this point.
STEP 8
String the following onto both lengths of beading wire:
  • One gold-plated 9mm basket bead cap (basket end covering the crimp bead)
  • One ceramic blue and brown 28x18mm corrugated oval bead
  • One gold-finished 6mm flower bead cap (curved side facing away from the corrugated oval--not visible in image above)
STEP 9
String a 2x2mm crimp bead onto each length of beading wire. Pull the crimp bead so it rests snugly against the ceramic blue and brown 28x18mm corrugated oval. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead.

Note: Do not trim wires at this point.
STEP 10
String the following onto both lengths of beading wire:
  • One gold-plated 10mm flower bead cap (curved side covering 6mm flower bead cap)
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 8mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski Indian sapphire AB 6mm round
STEP 11
String onto one length of beading wire, the following:
  • Three Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • One Swarovski Indian sapphire AB 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal dorado 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
STEP 12
Continue to string the following:
  • One Swarovski Indian sapphire AB 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal dorado 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
Repeat this stringing sequence to create a total of 13 sets.
STEP 13
Continue to string the following:
  • One Swarovski Indian sapphire AB 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal dorado 6mm round
  • One gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-Guard™ wire protector
STEP 14
Attach one gold-plated 4mm jumpring to the Accu-Guard.
STEP 15
Pass the end of the beading wire back through the crimp bead creating a loop and leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Pull the crimp so is rests snugly against the Accu-Guard. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end of the beading wire.

Finish with a crimp cover.
STEP 16
Open the gold-plated 4mm jumpring attached to the Accu-Guard and attach the filigree portion of the box clasp. Close the jumpring.
STEP 17
String onto the second length of beading wire three Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads.
STEP 18
Continue to string onto the second length of beading wire, the following:
  • One Swarovski crystal dorado 4mm round
  • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
STEP 19
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 17 to create four more sets.
STEP 20
Continue to string onto the second length of beading wire the following:
  • One Swarovski crystal dorado 4mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski Indian sapphire AB 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski bright gold 11x8mm pear pearl
STEP 21
Continue to string onto the second length of beading wire the following:
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 8mm rondelle
  • One Czech pressed glass light aqua AB 13.5x5.5mm spiral bead
STEP 22
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 20 to create two more sets.
STEP 23
Continue to string onto the second length of beading wire the following:
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 8mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski bright gold 11x8mm pear pearl
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski Indian sapphire AB 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated crystal AB 4mm rondelle
STEP 24
Continue to string onto the second length of beading wire the following:
  • One Swarovski crystal dorado 4mm round
  • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
STEP 25
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 23 to create 22 more sets.
STEP 26
String onto the second length of beading wire the following:
  • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
  • One gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-Guard wire protector
STEP 27
Repeat Steps 13 and 14 to finish stringing the necklace.
STEP 28
Open the gold-plated 4mm jumpring attached to the Accu-Guard and attach the filigree portion of the box clasp. Close the jumpring.

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