Multi-Strand Necklace with Mother-of-Pearl Beads and Blue Agate Gemstone Beads

The mother-of-pearl and blue agate necklace is made with a clasp that is made to accommodate many strands. The necklace can be worn in loose strands or in a twist, creating different effects.
Cut ten strands of SilkonĀ® thread about 26 inches long. Tie a knot in one end of each strand of Silkon. Cut excess thread from knot.
Take a bead tip and place a small amount of Hypo Tube cement inside it and place the knot into the cement/glue. (It helps to have a pair of tweezers to hold the bead tip.) Using your rosary pliers, close the bead tip making sure to wipe off any excess glue.
Attach the bead tip to the clasp by using the rosary pliers to open the loop on the side bead tip (they open like jumprings); then slip the opened loop over one of the bars inside the multi-strand hook clasp. Closing the loop of the bead tip using pliers. Hint: attach all 10 threads to the clasp before beginning step 4 below.
Randomly string anywhere between 3 and 9 of the mother-of-pearl beads. Alternate sterling silver corrugated beads and blue agate beads between mother-of-pearl beads. When the strand of beads measures 17 inches long, tie a knot in the thread and repeat steps #2 and #3.
Increase the following strands by a half an inch (17-1/2, 18-1/2, 19-1/2, etc). As with the first strand, bead a random pattern finishing each strand repeating steps #2 and #3. Enjoy your necklace!

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