Single-Strand Necklace with Celestial Crystal® Focal, Black Obsidian Gemstone Beads and Czech Glass Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut the following:
  • One 36-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire
  • One 1-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 2mm Figaro chain
  • One 2-1/2 inch length of gold -finished 2mm Figaro chain
  • Three 3-1/2 inch lengths of gold color 20-gauge Zebra Wire™
STEP 2
String onto the beading wire one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and the loop on the bar portion of one gold-plated 10mm toggle clasp. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the loop of the clasp leaving an approximately 1/4 inch tail of beading wire on the end. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite®) inside the crimp (optional).

Using crimping pliers crimp the crimp bead and using flush-cutters, trim the excess from the short end of the wire. Place one gold-plated 4mm crimp cover over the crimp bead and, using bent-nose pliers, gently close the crimp cover.
STEP 3
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Twelve metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • One Swarovski aurum 2X 4mm bicone
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (open end facing away from rondelle)
  • One black obsidian 8mm round
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (open end facing black obsidian)
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski aurum 2X 4mm bicone
  • Twelve metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • One Swarovski aurum 2X 4mm bicone
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (open end facing away from rondelle)
  • One Czech glass black luster with flowers 12x8mm oval
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (open end facing oval)
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski aurum 2X 4mm bicone
STEP 4
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 3 a total of twelve times.
STEP 5
Continue to string the following:
  • Twelve metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • One Swarovski aurum 2X 4mm bicone
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (open end facing away from rondelle)
  • One black obsidian 8mm round
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (open end facing black obsidian)
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski aurum 2X 4mm bicone
  • Twelve metallic gold #11 seed beads
STEP 6
Repeat Step 2 to attach the beading wire to the loop on the ring portion of the gold-plated 10mm toggle clasp.

Tassel

STEP 1
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (open end facing away from head of headpin)
  • One gold-plated 7mm smooth round
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (open end facing gold round)
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a gold-plated 7mm round drop.
STEP 3
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to create a total of four gold-plated 7mm round drops.
STEP 4
String onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin, one gold-finished 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (open end facing away from head of headpin) and one black obsidian 8mm round bead.

Repeat Step 2 creating a black obsidian drop.

Repeat to create a total of three black obsidian drops.
STEP 5
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (open end facing away from head of headpin)
  • One Czech glass black luster with flowers 12x8mm oval
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (open end facing oval)
Repeat Step 2 to create a Czech oval drop.
STEP 6
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (open end facing away from head of headpin)
  • One Czech glass black luster with flowers 12x8mm oval
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (open end facing oval)
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (open end facing away from the last bead cap)
  • One gold-plated 7mm smooth round
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (open end facing gold round)
Repeat Step 2 to create a Czech oval and gold-plated 7mm round drop.

Repeat Steps 11 and 12 to create a second Czech oval and gold-plated 7mm round drop.
STEP 7
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers bend one 3-1/2 inch length of Zebra Wire until the wire forms a "V" shape approximately 1-1/2 inches from one end of the wire. String one Celestial Crystal® black 30x30mm star onto the wire from the longer end and slide it close to the bend in the wire.

Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters begin forming a briolette wrapped loop. Before wrapping the loop pass the wire through the last link on one of a 2-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 2mm Figaro chain then finish the briolette wrapped loop.
STEP 8
Repeat Step 7 to connect the Swarovski jet 28x14mm teardrop drop and the last link on the 1-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 2mm Figaro chain with a briolette wrapped loop.
STEP 9
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a simple loop on one end of one 3-1/2 inch length of Zebra Wire. String onto the straight end of the wire, one gold-plated 7mm smooth round and one gold-finished 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (open end facing gold round). Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a gold-plated 7mm round link.
STEP 10
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers open the loop on the bead cap end of the gold-plated 7mm round link. Attach the loop to one gold-plated 12x7mm lobster claw clasp. Close the loop.
STEP 11
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers open the opposite loop on the gold-plated 7mm round link. Pass the loop through the first link on the end of each length of gold-finished 2mm Figaro chain. Close the loop.
STEP 12
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers open the simple loops on each of the drops created in Steps 1 - 7.
STEP 13
Attach one gold-plated 7mm round drop to the first, fourth and sixth large oval links (beginning from the last link with the star focal) on the 2-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 2mm Figaro chain.
STEP 14
Attach the black obsidian drops to the second, third and fourth large oval links (beginning from the last link with the star focal) on the 2-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 2mm Figaro chain.
STEP 15
Attach the Czech oval drop to the fifth large oval link (beginning from the last link with the star focal) on the 2-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 2mm Figaro chain.
STEP 16
Attach one Czech oval and gold-plated 7mm round drop from Step 7 to the third large oval link (beginning from the last link with the star focal) on the 2-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 2mm Figaro chain.

Attach the second Czech oval and gold-plated 7mm round drop to the second large oval link (beginning from the last link with the teardrop drop) on the 1-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 2mm Figaro chain.
STEP 17
Attach the gold-plated 7mm round drop, from Step 4, to the third large oval link (beginning from the last link with the teardrop drop) on the 1-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 2mm Figaro chain.
STEP 18
Attach the gold-plated 7mm round drop, from Step 4, to the third large oval link (beginning from the last link with the teardrop drop) on the 1-1/2 inch length of gold-finished 2mm Figaro chain.

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