Multi-Strand Necklace and Bracelet with Swarovski Crystal Round and Bicone Beads and Accu-Flex® Beading Wire
Stringed Necklace and Bracelet
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Courtesy of Swarovski
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, round
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, aquamarine, 4mm bicone
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, indicolite, 4mm bicone
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, turquoise, 6mm bicone
- Beading wire, Accu-Flex®, .012-inch diameter
- Bead, sterling silver, crimp
- Pliers, crimp
- Wire cutters
Get inspired by Swarovski design team's limitless imagination. Magical project ideas bring a new dimension to simple techniques.
Begin the necklace by cutting 8 strands of 24'' lengths of wire (or longer if creating a longer piece: see tip number three). Feed crimp bead onto all eight strands, feed the strands through toggle or clasp, then back through crimp bead. Using crimping tool, crimp bead tightly to secure all eight strands, and cut excess wire with angle edge cutters. Begin stringing crystals using the pattern below:
Strands 1 and 2: 4mm bicone aquamarine
Strands 4 and 5: 5mm round aquamarine
Strands 7 and 8: 6mm bicone turquoise
Strands 2 and 3: 4mm bicone indicolite
Strands 6 and 7: 5mm round aquamarine
Strands 1 and 4: 5mm round aquamarine
Strands 5 and 8: 6mm bicone turquoise
Strands 2 and 7: Indicolite
Continue to repeat steps 2 through 5 until you have accomplished desired length. Add additional crimp bead, and other end of toggle or clasp, and finish off as mentioned above.
Strands 1 and 3: 5mm round aquamarine
Strands 6 and 8: 4mm bicone aquamarine
The bracelet will be created using the same instructions for the necklace, but begin by cutting eight 12 '' strands.
While working in the crystals, count strands of wire 1 - 8, working from the left to right.
You may want to tape piece down to a table or solid surface to help stabilize while working in the crystals.
Keep in mind that the toggle and crimps will add 1 1/2'' to 2'' of length to the finished piece, when cutting initial wire lengths.
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