Single-Strand Necklace with Glass Beads and Drops, Mother-of-Pearl Shell Beads and Black Obsidian Gemstone Beads

STEP 1
Using chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open a silver-plated 4mm round jumpring and pass it through a silver-plated twisted 7mm round jumpring. Close the jumpring. Open one silver-plated 9mm round jumpring and pass it through a glass leaf drop and the last twisted jumpring. Close the jumpring. Repeat to create a total of five glass leaf beading drops on triple jumprings.
STEP 2
Using flush-cutters, cut one 24-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 3
String onto the wire one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and the loop on the bar portion of one silver-plated smooth toggle clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp bead pulling the wire snug against the loop. 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 5mm crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 4
String the following components onto the beading wire:
  • One black obsidian 4mm round bead
  • One silver-plated and Swarovski jet 4mm rondelle bead
  • One mother-of-pearl shell 9mm flat round bead
  • One silver-plated and Swarovski jet rondelle bead
  • Forty-four black obsidian 4mm round beads
  • One silver-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 6mm rondelle bead
  • One purple glass 20mm flat round bead
  • One silver-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 6mm rondelle bead
  • One black obsidian 6mm round bead
STEP 5

Continue stringing the following beads:
  • One silver-plated and Swarovski jet 4mm rondelle bead
  • One mother-of-pearl shell 9mm flat round bead
  • One silver-plated and Swarovski jet 4mm rondelle bead
  • One glass leaf beading drops
  • One silver-plated and Swarovski jet 4mm rondelle bead
  • One mother-of-pearl shell 9mm flat round bead
STEP 6
Repeat Step 5 for a total of three sets.
STEP 7
Repeat Steps 4 - 6 in the opposite order to bead the second half of the necklace.
STEP 8
Repeat Step 3 to attach the second half of the necklace to the ring portion of the toggle clasp.

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