Single-Strand Necklace with Swarovski Crystal Drops and Focals and Gold-Filled Chain

STEP 1
Using the side-cutting pliers cut a 26-inch length of gold-filled cable chain.
STEP 2
Using two pair of chain-nose pliers, open an 8mm jumpring. Pass the open jumpring through the hole on one 6mm peridot top-drilled faceted bicone and through the last link in the length of chain. Close the jumpring.

Repeat attaching top-drilled faceted bicones in the following order, adding them on varying sides of the links for extra dimension:
  • 8mm crystal to the second link
  • 8mm topaz to the fourth link on the other side of the link
  • 6mm peridot to the fourth link
  • 8mm crystal to the fourth link
  • 8mm crystal to the sixth link
  • 8mm topaz to the seventh link
  • 8mm crystal to the eighth link
  • 6mm peridot to the eighth link
  • 8mm topaz to the ninth link
  • 8mm crystal to the tenth link
  • 8mm topaz to the tenth link
  • 6mm peridot to the eleventh link
  • 8mm crystal to the twelfth link
STEP 3
Cut a piece of wire 6 inches long. Blunt cut the ends of the wire by cutting off any pointed/sharp ends with the flat face of the side-cutting pliers facing the wire.

Grip the tip of the wire with the round-nose pliers. Rotate your wrist away from you, forming a loop. Re-grip the loop and rotate your wrist again, coiling the wire and starting the second loop of the spiral.

Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, grip the growing spiral flat and work the spiral around, coiling the wire, keeping each loop right next to the previous loop (not overlapping).

Build the spiral until it is as large as you like it (leave approximately 3-1/2 inches). Pass the wire through the hole in the 45x28mm Swarovski crystal AB leaf so the spiral rests on the front of the leaf. Bend the wire up at a 90 degree angle as it passes through the hole. Gently curve the wire about 1/2 inch above the spiral and pass it through the first link of the chain then around and down toward the hole. Pass the wire behind the spiral to form a second one on the other end, locking the two ends together.
STEP 4
Repeat Step 3 to attach the peridot 32x20mm leaf to the third link, the Swarovski crystal clear 45x28mm leaf to the seventh link, the Swarovski crystal AB 32x20mm leaf to the ninth link, and the topaz 32x20mm leaf to the 11th link.
STEP 5
Open a 9mm jumpring and pass the open ring through the 12th link in the chain and the loop on the bar half of the toggle clasp. Make sure all beads hang below the toggle. Close the jumpring.

Open a 9mm jumpring and pass the open ring through the 12th link in the chain and the loop on the bar half of the toggle clasp. Make sure all beads hang below the toggle. Close the jumpring.

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