Multi-Strand Necklace with Antique New ''Jade'' Gemstone Beads and Vermeil Beads and Bead Caps

First Strand

STEP 1
Using the side-cutting pliers, cut a 25-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality Beading Wire. String one crimp tube onto the wire then pass the wire through one of the bars on the inside of the clasp, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the bar. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using wire nippers, trim excess wire from the short end.
STEP 2
String onto the wire the following beads:
  • One 6mm jade bead
  • One 4mm star bead cap
  • One 6mm jade bead
  • One 4mm star bead cap
  • Two 6mm jade beads
  • One 4mm star bead cap
  • One 6mm jade bead
  • One 4mm star bead cap
  • Two 6mm jade beads
  • Two 8mm jade beads
  • Two 8mm jade beads
  • One 8mm jade bead
  • One 8mm star bead cap
  • Two 8mm jade beads
STEP 3
String onto the wire, one rectangle jade bead and one 5x3mm vermeil bead. Repeat eight times for a total of nine sets. String on another rectangle jade bead.
STEP 4
Repeat Step 2, in reverse, to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 5
String on one crimp tube. Place the end of the wire into a slot on a Bead Stopper™ to hold the beads in place.

Second Strand

STEP 6
Repeat Step 1 to attach a 25-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire to the same half of the clasp.
STEP 7
String onto the wire the following beads:
  • Two 6mm jade beads
  • One 4mm star bead cap
  • One 6mm jade bead
  • One 4mm star bead cap
  • Two 6mm jade beads
  • Two 8mm jade beads
  • One 8mm star bead cap
  • One 8mm jade bead
  • One 8mm star bead cap
  • Two 8mm jade beads
  • One 8mm star bead cap
  • One 8mm jade bead
  • One 8mm star bead cap
  • Two 8mm jade beads
STEP 8
String onto the wire one twisted jade bead and one 5x3mm vermeil bead. Repeat eight times for a total of nine sets. String on another twisted jade bead.
STEP 9
Repeat Step 7, in reverse, to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 10
String on one crimp tube. Place the end of the wire into a slot on a Bead Stopper™ to hold the beads in place.

Third Strand

STEP 11
Repeat Step 1 to attach a 25-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire to the same half of the clasp.
STEP 12
String onto the wire the following beads:
  • Two 6mm jade beads
  • One 4mm star bead cap
  • One 6mm jade bead
  • One 4mm star bead cap
  • Two 6mm jade beads
  • Two 8mm jade beads
  • One 8mm star bead cap
  • One 8mm jade bead
  • One 8mm star bead cap
  • Two 8mm jade beads
  • One 8mm star bead cap
  • One 8mm jade bead
  • One 8mm star bead cap
  • Two 8mm jade beads
  • Two 10mm jade beads
  • One 6-7mm round bead cap
  • One 10mm jade bead
  • One 6-7mm round bead cap
  • Two 10mm jade beads
  • One 6-7mm round bead cap
  • One 10mm jade bead
  • One 6-7mm round bead cap
  • One 10mm jade bead
  • Two 12mm jade beads
  • One 8-9mm round bead cap
  • One 12mm jade bead
  • One 8-9mm round bead cap
  • One 12mm jade bead
STEP 13
Repeat Step 12, in reverse, to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 14
String on one crimp tube. Place the end of the wire into a slot on a Bead Stopper™ to hold the beads in place.

Fourth Strand

STEP 15
Repeat Step 1 to attach a 25-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire to the same half of the clasp.
STEP 16
String onto the wire the following beads:
  • One 6mm jade bead
  • One 4mm star bead cap
  • One 6mm jade bead
  • One 4mm star bead cap
  • One 6mm jade bead
  • One 8mm jade bead
  • One 8mm star bead cap
  • One 8mm jade bead
  • One 8mm star bead cap
  • One 8mm jade bead
  • One 10mm jade bead
  • One 6-7mm round bead cap
  • One 10mm jade bead
  • One 6-7mm round bead cap
  • One 10mm jade bead
  • One 12mm jade bead
  • One 8-9mm round bead cap
  • One 12mm jade bead
  • One 8-9mm round bead cap
  • One 12mm jade bead
STEP 17
String onto the wire one 14mm jade bead and one 16x14mm oval with circles vermeil bead. Repeat seven times for a total of eight sets. End with a 14mm jade bead.
STEP 18
Repeat Step 16, in reverse, to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 19
String on one crimp tube. Place the end of the wire into a slot on a Bead Stopper™ to hold the beads in place.
STEP 20
Loosely braid the beaded strands together.

Remove one Bead Stopper™. Pass the beading wire through a bar on the inside of the second half of the clasp and back through the crimp tube. Pull the wire snugly so the crimp is closer to the clasp. Make sure there is no slack along the entire length of the strand, yet it's not so tight that the strand is rigid. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using side-cutting pliers, trim excess wire from the end.
STEP 21
Repeat Step 20 until the four strands are securely attached to the second half of the clasp.
STEP 22
For a professional finish, close a crimp cover over each of the eight crimp tubes.

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