Single-Strand Necklace with Antiqued Gold-Finished "Pewter" Links, Gold-Finished Brass and Glass Rhinestone Bead, Swarovski Crystal and Silver-Finished Steel Chain

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut the following lengths of silver-finished steel 3.2mm ball chain:
  • Two 9-1/2 inch lengths
  • One 3-1/2 inch length
  • One 3-inch length
  • One 2-1/2 inch length
  • One 2-inch length
  • One 1-1/2 inch length
STEP 2
Open one silver-plated side clamp-on bead tip and close it over the first ball on one 9-1/2 inch length of ball chain.

Repeat to add one bead tip to the last ball on the first length of ball chain.

Repeat to add bead tips to the first and last ball on the six remaining lengths of ball chain.
STEP 3
Using chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers, open one silver-plated oval 8x6mm jumpring and pass it through the loop on one bead tip on one 9-1/2 inch length of ball chain. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to add a jumpring and one silver-plated 13x9mm lobster claw clasp to one bead tip on the second 9-1/2 inch length of ball chain.
STEP 4
Using flush-cutters, cut one 4-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 5
String onto the wire one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and the bead tip loops on the five remaining lengths of ball chain.

Pass the wire back through the crimp bead pulling the wire snug against the loops. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite®) inside the crimp (optional). Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end. Place a silver-plated crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 6

String the following components onto the long end of the beading wire:
  • One silver-plated leaf bead cap (covering the bead tips)
  • One gold-finished and rhinestone 25x20mm barrel bead
  • One silver-plated leaf bead cap (facing opposite direction)
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 12mm round bead
  • One gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead

Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) inside the crimp (optional). Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead to secure the components in place. Place a silver-plated crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.

String another gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead onto the beading wire. Pass the wire through the ball tip loops on the two 9-1/2 inch lengths of ball chain. Pass the wire back through the crimp bead pulling the wire snug against the loops. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) inside the crimp (optional). Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end. Place a silver-plated crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 7
Using chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open one gold-plated 7mm round jumpring and pass it through the ball tip loop on the 3-1/2 inch length of ball chain and the loop on one antiqued gold-finished butterfly link. Close the jumpring. Repeat to add a jumpring and one Swarovski crystal AB 12mm octagon bead to the opposite loop on the butterfly link. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to add a butterfly link and Swarovski octagon drop to the remaining four lengths of ball chain.

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