Triple-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal

STEP 1
Using wire nippers, cut a 24-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String onto the wire, one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and an end loop on one half of the clasp. Pass the Accu-Flex® beading wire back through the crimp tube then slide the crimp tube toward the first loop on the clasp, leaving 1-inch of wire on one side of the crimp and shaping the French wire into a nicely curved tube.

Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional). Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using wire nippers, trim the excess wire from the short end.

Strand One:

STEP 3
String onto the beading wire four 3mm faceted round purple velvet crystals.

String on one 8mm round dark purple pearl and one 3mm faceted round purple velvet crystal. Repeat the pattern 5 times for a total of 6 sets.

String on one 10mm round dark purple pearl and one 3mm faceted round purple velvet crystal. Repeat the pattern 5 times for a total of 6 sets.

String on one 12mm round dark purple pearl and one 3mm faceted round purple velvet crystal. Repeat the pattern 8 times for a total of 9 sets.

String on one 10mm round dark purple pearl, one 3mm faceted round purple velvet crystals. Repeat pattern 2 times for a total of 3 sets.
STEP 4
Repeat Step 3 in reverse to create a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 5
Place one crimp tube on the beading wire after last bead, a 1/2 inch of French wire and the loop on the clasp that corresponds to the loop the first half of the strand was attached to. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp and pull the wire snugly so the crimp and the French wire are closer to the clasp and the French wire is formed into a nicely curved tube. Make sure there is no slack along the entire length of the necklace. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using wire nippers, trim any excess wire from the end.

Strand Two:

STEP 6
Cut a 30-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. Follow Step 2 to attach the beading wire to the center loop on one half of the clasp.
STEP 7
String onto the beading wire, two 4mm faceted round violet opal crystals.

String on one 8mm round dark purple pearl and one 4mm faceted round violet opal crystal. Repeat the pattern 6 times for a total of 7 sets.

String on one 10mm round dark purple pearl and one 4mm faceted round violet opal crystal. Repeat the pattern 5 times for a total of 6 sets.

String on one 12mm round dark purple pearl and one 4mm faceted round violet opal crystal. Repeat the pattern 3 times for a total of 4 sets.

String on one 8mm round dark purple pearl and one 4mm faceted round violet opal crystal.
STEP 8
Repeat Step 7 in reverse to create a mirror image of the first half of the strand.

Repeat Step 5 to attach the strand to the center loop on the other half of the clasp.

Strand Three:

STEP 9
Cut a 36-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. Follow Step 2 to attach one end to the last loop on one half of the clasp.
STEP 10
String onto the beading wire, four 4mm faceted round tanzanite crystals.

String on one 8mm round dark purple pearl and one 4mm faceted round tanzanite crystal. Repeat the pattern 9 times for a total of 10 sets.

String on one 10mm round dark purple pearl and one 4mm faceted round tanzanite crystal. Repeat the pattern 5 times for a total of 6 sets.

String on one 12mm round dark purple pearl and one 4mm faceted round tanzanite crystal. Repeat the pattern 3 times for a total of 4 sets.

String on one 8mm round dark purple pearl and one 4mm faceted round tanzanite crystal.
STEP 11
Repeat Step 10 in reverse to create a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 12
Repeat Step 5 to attach the strand to the last loop on the other half of the clasp.
STEP 13
Place the 12.5x7mm plain ice-pick bail over the two 4mm faceted round violet opal crystals in the center of Strand 2. Place the hole of the 28mm heart over the peg on one side of the bail, then, using chain-nose pliers, gently close the bail.
STEP 14
Repeat Step 13 to suspend the 40mm heart from the 15x8mm plain ice-pick bail over, positioned over the two 4mm faceted round tanzanite crystals in the center of Strand Three.

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