Multi-Strand Necklace with Italian "Onyx" Gemstone Beads and Czech Fire-Polished Glass Beads

First Strand

STEP 1
Using side-cutting pliers, cut a 24-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire: one crimp tube, two 6mm Italian ''onyx'' beads, and one wire bar inside the clasp. Loop the beading wire back through the two ''onyx'' beads and the crimp, leaving one end of the wire approximately one-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the beads. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional). Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using side-cutting pliers, trim excess wire from the short end.
STEP 2
String onto the wire the following beads:
  • Three 6mm Italian ''onyx'' beads
  • One 8mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 6mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 8mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 6mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 8mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 6mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 8mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 6mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • Two 8mm Italian ''onyx'' beads
  • One 10mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 8mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 10mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 8mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 10mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 12mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 10mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 12mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 10mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 12mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 10mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 12mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 10mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 12mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 10mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
String onto the beading wire one 12mm Italian ''onyx'' bead.
STEP 3
Repeat Step 2, backwards, to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 4
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 5
Using side-cutting pliers, cut a 24-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire. String onto the wire: one crimp tube, one 6mm green fire-polished bead, one 4mm round gold bead, three 6mm green fire-polished beads, and one wire bar inside the clasp. Pass the wire back through the beads and the crimp, leaving one end of the wire approximately one inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the beads. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional). Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using side-cutting pliers, trim excess wire from the short end.
STEP 6
String onto the wire two 6mm green fire-polished beads.
STEP 7
String onto the wire the following beads:
  • One 4mm round gold bead
  • One 8mm copper luster fire-polished bead
  • One 8mm green fire-polished bead
  • One 8mm copper luster fire-polished bead
  • One 4mm round gold bead
  • One 8mm green fire-polished bead
  • One 8mm copper luster fire-polished bead
  • One 8mm green fire-polished bead
Repeat seven times, for a total of eight sets.
STEP 8
String onto the wire one 4mm round gold bead and two 6mm green fire-polished beads.
STEP 9
String on one crimp tube, one 6mm green fire-polished bead, one 4mm round gold bead, two 6mm green fire-polished beads. Place the end of the wire into a slot on a Bead Stopper to hold the beads in place.

Third Strand

STEP 10
Using side-cutting pliers, cut a 24-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire. String onto the wire: one crimp tube, one 6mm green fire-polished bead and one wire bar inside the clasp. Pass the wire back through the bead and the crimp, leaving one end of the wire approximately one-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the beads. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional). Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using side-cutting pliers, trim excess wire from the short end.
STEP 11
String onto the wire one 6mm Italian ''onyx'' bead.
STEP 12
String onto the wire the following beads:
  • One 13x5.5mm smooth melon gold bead
  • One 6mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 8x5mm rondelle Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 6mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 13x5.5mm smooth melon gold bead
  • One 6mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 6mm green fire-polished bead
  • One 6mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
Repeat seven times, for a total of eight sets.
STEP 13
String onto the wire one 13x5.5mm smooth melon gold bead and one 6mm Italian ''onyx'' bead, one crimp tube and one 6mm green fire-polished bead. Place the end of the wire into a slot on a Bead Stopper to hold the beads in place.

Fourth Strand

STEP 14
Using side-cutting pliers, cut a 24-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire. String onto the wire: one crimp tube, one 6mm green fire-polished bead one 6mm Italian ''onyx'' bead and one wire bar inside the clasp. Pass the wire back through the beads and the crimp, leaving one end of the wire approximately one-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the beads. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional). Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using side-cutting pliers, trim excess wire from the short end.
STEP 15
String onto the wire the following beads:
  • Three 8x5mm rondelle Italian ''onyx'' beads
  • One 6mm green fire-polished bead
  • One 10mm Italian ''onyx'' bead
  • One 6mm green fire-polished bead
Repeat twelve times, for a total of thirteen sets
STEP 16
String onto the wire: three 8x5mm rondelle Italian ''onyx'' beads, one 6mm green fire-polished bead, one crimp tube and one 6mm Italian ''onyx'' bead. Place the end of the wire into a slot on a Bead Stopper to hold the beads in place.

Fifth Strand

STEP 17
Using side-cutting pliers, cut a 24-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire. String onto the wire: one crimp tube, one 4mm Italian ''onyx'' bead, one 4mm round gold-filled bead, two 4mm Italian ''onyx'' beads, and the remaining wire bar inside the clasp. Pass the wire back through the beads and the crimp, leaving one end of the wire approximately one-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the beads. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional). Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using side-cutting pliers, trim excess wire from the short end.
STEP 18
String onto the wire the following beads:
  • One 4mm round gold-filled bead
  • One 14x12mm flat oval Italian ''onyx'' bead
Repeat Step 18 twenty-seven times, for a total of twenty-eight sets.
STEP 19
String onto the wire one 4mm round gold-filled bead, one crimp tube, one 4mm Italian ''onyx'' bead, one 4mm round gold-filled bead, and two 4mm Italian ''onyx'' beads. 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.
STEP 21
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 beads and 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 22
Repeat Step 21 until the five strands are securely attached to the second half of the clasp.

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