Single-Strand Necklace with Swarovski Crystal, Gold-Plated Steel and Brass Links and Gold-Plated Brass Chain



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This 2-in-1 jewelry project ensures the perfect necklace for every neckline, occasion and mood. Wear as a rope necklace for a sexy, playful and casual look, pairing with a sheath dress or flowy blouse for an effortless-looking chic appearance. Double it up using the lariat-style hinged figure-8 clasp for a totally different vibe ...
STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut eleven 3-inch lengths of gold-plated shell and rectangle chain. (Begin and end each length of chain with a shell--3 shells per section.)
STEP 2
String one Swarovski crystal metallic light gold 2X 6mm bicone, one gold-plated 12mm round stardust bead and one Swarovski crystal metallic light gold 2X 6mm bicone onto an eyepin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the eyepin. Repeat to create a total of eleven Swarovski and stardust beading links.
STEP 3

Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, gently spread the bars of a gold-plated steel and brass 15x12mm swirled oval cage link. Insert a Swarovski light creamrose 8mm pearl. Gently re-bend the bars to hold the pearl in the cage. Repeat to create a total of twenty-two caged pearl beading links.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers, open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the first link (on a shell) on a 3-inch length chain and the loop on a caged pearl beading link. Close the jumpring.

Open a 3mm jumpring. Pass it through the opposite loop on the caged pearl beading link and the loop on a Swarovski and stardust beading link. Close the jumpring.

Open a 3mm jumpring. Pass it through the opposite loop on the Swarovski and stardust beading link and the loop on a caged pearl beading link. Close the jumpring.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the opposite loop on the caged pearl beading link and the first link on a 3-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring.

Repeat ten times for a total of eleven sets attaching the last caged pearl beading link to the first link on the first 3-inch length of chain.
STEP 5
Optional:
To wear as a double-strand necklace, fold necklace in half and lay strands into an open gold-plated figure-eight lariat-style clasp. Close the clasp.

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