Single-Strand Convertible Necklace with Swarovski Crystal, Acrylic Beads and Seed Beads

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This jewelry project exudes the spirit and freshness of a long-awaited summer and effortless style. The easy-to-wear piece offers many different looks in one as it can be worn as a single rope or double-strand necklace. Attach the lobster claw pendant ...
STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut the following:
  • One 39-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire
  • One 4-inch length of silver-finished 3x2.5mm cable chain

Tassel

STEP 2
String the following onto one silver-plated 4-inch headpin:
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One silver-plated 10x3mm flower bead cap (open end facing away from the rondelle)
  • One acrylic 14mm round rose
  • One silver-plated 10x3mm flower bead cap (open end facing the rose bead)
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One glass clear color-lined dark blue triangle seed bead
  • One Swarovski light blue 3mm round pearl
Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters begin forming a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating a 14mm acrylic rose drop.

Note: Do not create the wraps to secure the loop at this time.

Repeat to create a second unfinished 14mm acrylic rose drop.
STEP 3
String the following onto one silver-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One silver-finished 5x1.5mm flower bead cap (open end facing away from the end of the headpin)
  • One silver-plated 8mm stardust round
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One glass clear color-lined dark blue triangle seed bead
Begin forming a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating an 8mm stardust drop.
STEP 4
String the following onto one silver-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One Swarovski cream 11x8mm pear pearl
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One acrylic 8mm round rose
  • One silver-finished 5x1.5mm flower bead cap
Begin forming a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating a 11x8mm pear pearl drop.

Repeat to create a second 11x8mm pear pearl drop.
STEP 5
String the following onto one silver-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One silver-finished 5x1.5mm flower bead cap (open end facing away from the end of the headpin)
  • One acrylic 8mm round rose
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One glass clear color-lined dark blue triangle seed bead
Begin forming a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating an 8mm acrylic rose drop.

Repeat to create a second 8mm acrylic rose drop.
STEP 6
Using flush-cutters remove the head from one silver-plated 4-inch headpin. Begin forming a wrapped loop on end of the wire. String onto the loop one silver-plated lobster claw clasp then finish the wrapped loop.

String the following onto the straight end of the wire:
  • One glass clear color-lined dark blue triangle seed bead
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One acrylic 8mm round rose
  • One silver-finished 5x1.5mm flower bead cap
Begin forming a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating an 8mm acrylic rose drop with clasp.
STEP 7
String the following onto one silver-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One silver-finished 5x1.5mm flower bead cap (open end facing away from the end of the headpin)
  • One acrylic 8mm round rose
  • One silver-plated 8mm stardust round
  • One glass clear color-lined dark blue triangle seed bead
Begin forming a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating an 8mm acrylic rose and 8mm stardust drop.
STEP 8
Attach the drops created in Steps 2 - 7 to the silver-finished 3x2.5mm cable chain, with wrapped loops, in the following pattern:
  • One 14mm acrylic rose drop to the first link on one end
  • One 8mm stardust drop to the tenth link from the end
  • One pear pearl drop to the 20th link
  • One 8mm stardust link with clasp to the fourth link from the previous link
  • One 8mm acrylic rose drop to the link next to the previous link
  • One 8mm acrylic rose drop to the eight link from the previous link
  • One 8mm acrylic rose and 8mm stardust drop to the seventh link from the previous link
  • One 11x8mm pear pearl drop to the ninth link from the previous link
  • One 14mm acrylic rose drop to the last link

Necklace

STEP 9
Using a pair of chain-nose and bent-nose pliers open two silver-plated 5.5mm jumprings.

Pass one jumpring through the ring on one side of one 12x9mm filigree tab clasp. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a jumpring to the ring on the second portion of the clasp.
STEP 10
String the following onto the 39-inch length of beading wire:
  • One sterling silver 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-Guard™ wire protector
  • The jumpring on the filigree portion of the tab clasp
Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guard leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite®) inside the crimp (optional).

Using crimping pliers crimp the crimp bead. Using flush-cutters trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Place one silver-plated 4mm stardust crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 11
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Twelve (1/2 inch) of Czech glass silver-lined sea blue seed beads
  • One sterling silver 4x2mm smooth rondelle
  • One glass clear color-lined dark blue triangle seed bead
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski cream 11x8mm pear pearl
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One glass clear color-lined dark blue triangle seed bead
  • One sterling silver 4x2mm smooth rondelle
STEP 12
Continue to string the following:
  • Twelve (1/2 inch) of Czech glass silver-lined sea blue seed beads
  • One sterling silver 4x2mm smooth rondelle
  • One glass clear color-lined dark blue triangle seed bead
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One acrylic silver 8mm rose
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 8x3mm rondelle
  • One silver-plated 8mm stardust round
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 8x3mm rondelle
  • One acrylic silver 14mm rose
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 8x3mm rondelle
  • One silver-plated 8mm stardust round
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 8x3mm rondelle
  • One acrylic silver 8mm rose
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One glass clear color-lined dark blue triangle seed bead
  • One sterling silver 4x2mm smooth rondelle
STEP 13
Repeat the stringing sequence in Steps 11 and 12 six times then Step 11 one additional time. String twelve (1/2 inch) of Czech glass silver-lined sea blue seed beads.
STEP 14
Repeat Step 10 to attach the tab portion of the clasp.

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