Multi-Strand Necklace with Assorted Gemstone Beads and Sterling Silver Beads

Crystal Ice and Cool Silver accent the warmth of berry red beads and striking blacks in this incredible multi-strand winter necklace.
STEP 1
Cut 40 inches of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String on a jumpring then move it to the center of the wire. Pair the wire ends together and string a crimp bead. Move the crimp bead down the wires until it reaches the jumpring. Crimp the bead. Keeping the wire ends paired, string 1 sterling silver round bead.
STEP 2
Separate the wires. On one wire string 1 curved bead, 1 onyx bead, 1 bead cap from the inside out, 1 howlite bead, 1 bead cap from the outside in, and 1 onyx bead. Repeat this sequence twice. String 1 curved bead, 1 quartz bead, 1 curved bead, 1 onyx bead, 1 bead cap from the inside out, 1 howlite bead, 1 bead cap from the outside in, 1 onyx bead, 1 curved, 1 onyx bead, 1 bead cap from the inside out, 1 howlite bead, 1 bead cap from the outside in, 1 onyx bead, and 1 curved bead. Temporarily secure the beads by clipping the end of the wire with a bonding clip or a piece of masking tape.

On the other wire string 1 onyx bead, 1 bead cap from the inside out, 1 howlite bead, 1 bead cap from the outside in, 1 onyx bead, and 1 curved bead. Repeat this sequence once. String 1 quartz bead. String 1 curved bead, 1 onyx bead, 1 bead cap from the inside out, 1 howlite bead, 1 bead cap from the outside in, and 1 onyx bead. Repeat this sequence three times.

Remove the stopper from the first wire, pair the two wire ends, and string 1 sterling silver round and 1 crimp bead. Pass the wire ends through a jumpring, back through the crimp bead, and the silver round bead. Snug the beads and crimp.
STEP 3
Cut 40 inches of Accu-Flex beading wire. Pass through the jumpring added in Step 1 and move it to the center of the wire. Pair these new wire ends together and string a crimp bead. Move the crimp bead down the wires until it reaches the jumpring. Crimp the bead. Keeping the wire ends paired, string 1 sterling silver round.
STEP 4
String one wire with:
  • 1 onyx bead
  • 1 bead cap from the inside out
  • 1 howlite bead
  • 1 bead cap from the outside in
  • 1 onyx bead
  • 1 curved bead
Repeat this sequence four times. String:
  • 1 quartz bead
  • 1 curved bead
  • 1 onyx bead
  • 1 bead cap from the inside out
  • 1 howlite bead
  • 1 bead cap from the outside in
  • 1 onyx bead
Temporarily secure the end of the wire. String the other wire with:
  • 1 curved bead
  • 1 onyx bead
  • 1 bead cap from the inside out
  • 1 howlite bead
  • 1 bead cap from the inside out
  • 1 howlite bead
  • 1 bead cap from the outside in
  • 1 onyx bead
  • 1 curve bead
  • 1 crystal bead
  • 1 curve bead
  • 1 onyx bead
  • 1 bead cap from the inside out
  • 1 howlite bead
  • 1 bead cap from the outside in
  • 1 onyx bead
  • 1 curve bead
Repeat this sequence three times. Remove the stopper from the first wire, pair the two wire ends, and string 1 sterling silver round and 1 crimp bead. Pass the wire ends through the jumpring added in Step 2, back through the crimp bead, snug the beads, and crimp. Set the necklace aside.
STEP 5
Making an Extension

String a 3x2mm bead and 1 quartz onto a headpin. Make a wrapped loop above the quartz bead that captures 1 jumpring.

Use one length of silver wire to make a wrapped loop that captures the jumpring just added. String 1 howlite and secure it with a wrapped loop that captures a second jumpring.

Use another length of wire to make a wrapped loop that captures the second jumpring. String 1 onyx and make a wrapped loop that captures a third jumpring.

Use another length of wire to make a wrapped loop that captures the third jumpring added. String 1 howlite and make a wrapped loop that captures the jumpring at one end of the necklace.
STEP 6
Use the last length of silver wire to make a wrapped loop that captures the jumpring at the other end of the necklace. String 1 howlite and make a wrapped loop that captures a jumpring. Attach the lobster clasp to the last jumpring added.

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