Triple-Strand Necklace with African Bloodstone Gemstone Beads and Swarovski Crystal Beads

Dazzle them with glamorous grey tones, smoky hues and eye-catching sparkle--vitalized with sophisticated touches of red--and set the stage for a magical evening out or a classy day at the office.
STEP 1
Using your wire nippers, cut a 32-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire and a 1/2 inch length of French wire. String one crimp tube and the 1/2 inch of French wire onto the Accu-Flex beading wire. Slide through the first loop on one side of the clasp. Loop the beading wire back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately one inch in length. Pull crimp tightly against the French wire and crimp closed. Trim excess wire from the short end of the wire. Gently close a sterling silver crimp cover around the crimp tube using your chain-nose pliers.
STEP 2
String three 3mm sterling silver round beads onto the Accu-Flex beading wire. Next, string one 4x2mm bloodstone tube, one 3mm sterling silver round, another bloodstone tube and one 4mm Swarovski crystal round. Repeat the pattern 24 times, for a total of 25 sets. On the last set, rather than ending with a 4mm Swarovski crystal round, finish the strand with a 3mm sterling silver round.
STEP 3
Cut another 1/2 inch length of French wire using your wire nippers. String one crimp tube and the French wire onto the beaded strand. Slide through the first loop on one side of the clasp. Loop the beading wire back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately one inch in length. Pull crimp tightly against the French wire and crimp closed. Trim excess wire from the short end of the wire. Gently close a sterling silver crimp cover around the crimp tube using your chain-nose pliers.
STEP 4
Cut a strand of Accu-Flex beading wire 36 inches in length. Repeat step one to attach the wire to the middle loop on one end of the clasp. String three 3mm sterling silver rounds. Next, string one bloodstone tube, one 3mm sterling silver round, another bloodstone tube and one 3mm Swarovski crystal round. Repeat the pattern 27 times, for a total of 28 sets. On the last set, rather than ending with a 4mm Swarovski crystal round, finish the strand with a 3mm sterling silver round.

Follow Step 3 to attach the Accu-Flex beading wire to the middle loop on the other side of the clasp.
STEP 5
Cut a strand of Accu-Flex beading wire 40 inches in length. Repeat Step 1 to attach the wire to the last loop on one end of the clasp. String three 4mm sterling silver rounds. Next, string one bloodstone round, one 3mm sterling silver round, another bloodstone round and one 6mm Swarovski crystal round. Repeat the pattern 18 times, for a total of 19 sets. On the last set, rather than ending with a 6mm Swarovski crystal round, finish the strand with a 4mm sterling silver round. Follow Step 3 to attach the Accu-Flex beading wire to the last loop on the other side of the clasp.

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