Triple-Strand Necklace with Brass Drops and Focals and Velveteen Cord

STEP 1
Using two pairs of chain-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the open ring through the loop on one half of the clasp. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach another 4mm jumpring to the same loop on the clasp.

Repeat to attach two 4mm jumprings to the other half of the clasp.
STEP 2
Using scissors, cut sixteen pieces of pink velveteen cord: two 4-inch lengths, two 2-1/2 inch lengths, eight 2-inch lengths, two 1-3/4 inch lengths and two 1-1/2 inch lengths.
STEP 3
Using side-cutting pliers, cut the following lengths of Accu-Flex® Professional Quality Beading Wire: two 9-inch lengths, two 7-1/2 inch lengths, eight 7-inch lengths, two 6-3/4 inch lengths and two 6-1/2 inch lengths.
STEP 4
Using two pair of chain-nose pliers, open a 5mm jumpring. Pass the open ring through a gold-plated open oval. Close the jumpring. Attach a second 5mm jumpring to the gold oval.

Repeat to attach two 5mm jumprings on twelve gold ovals.

First Strand

STEP 5
Using a 9-inch length of beading wire, string on one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and one jumpring attached to one half of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the jumpring so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using side-cutting pliers, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 6
String onto the beading wire one 3.5mm corrugated gold bead, one gold bead cap, one 4-inch length of velveteen cord, one gold bead cap and one 3.5mm corrugated gold bead.
STEP 7
String onto the beading wire one crimp tube and 1/2 inch of French wire. Pass the beading wire through one 5mm jumpring on a gold oval and back through the crimp. Pull the wire snugly so the crimp and the French wire are closer to the jumpring. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the first part of the necklace. 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 end.
STEP 8
Repeat Step 5 to attach a 7-inch length of wire to the second 5mm jumpring on the gold oval.
STEP 9
String onto the beading wire one 3.5mm corrugated gold bead, one gold bead cap, one 2-inch length of velveteen cord, one gold bead cap and one 3.5mm corrugated gold bead.
STEP 10
Repeat Step 7 to attach the beading wire to a 5mm jumpring on another gold oval.
STEP 11
Repeat Steps 8 and 9 using the second jumpring on the oval from Step 10.
STEP 12
Repeat Step 7 to attach the beading wire to a 4mm jumpring.
STEP 13
Repeat Step 5 - 12 to create the second half of the strand working from a jumpring on the second half of the clasp. Attach the last beading wire to the 4mm jumpring from Step 12.
STEP 14
Open a 4mm jumpring and pass it through the 4mm jumpring from Step 12 and the loop on a gold-plated open teardrop. Close the jumpring.

Second Strand

STEP 15
Repeat Step 5 to attach to a 7-inch length of beading wire to the second jumpring attached to one half of the clasp.
STEP 16
String onto the beading wire one 3.5mm corrugated gold bead, one gold bead cap, one 2-inch length of velveteen cord, one gold bead cap and one 3.5mm corrugated gold bead.
STEP 17
Repeat Step 7 to attach the wire to a 5mm jumpring on a gold oval.
STEP 18
Repeat Step 5 to attach a 7-1/2 inch length of wire to the second 5mm jumpring on the gold oval from Step 17.
STEP 19
String onto the beading wire: one 3.5mm corrugated gold bead, one gold bead cap, one 2-1/2 inch length of velveteen cord, one gold bead cap and one 3.5mm corrugated gold bead.
STEP 20
Repeat Step 7 to attach the beading wire to first 5mm jumpring on another gold oval.
STEP 21
Repeat Step 5 to attach a 7-inch length of wire to the second 5mm jumpring on the gold oval.
STEP 22
String onto the beading wire one 3.5mm corrugated gold bead, one gold bead cap, one 2-inch length of velveteen cord, one gold bead cap and one 3.5mm corrugated gold bead.
STEP 23
Repeat Step 7 to attach the beading wire to first 5mm jumpring on another gold oval.
STEP 24
Repeat Steps 15 - 23 to create the second half of the strand working from the other jumpring on the second half of the clasp. Attach the last beading wire to the second 5mm jumpring on the oval from Step 23.
STEP 25
Open a 5mm jumpring and pass it through the open oval from Step 23 and a gold-plated marquise. Close the jumpring.

Third Strand

STEP 26
Open a 5mm jumpring and pass it through the gold open oval from Step 17. Close the jumpring.
STEP 27
Repeat Step 5 to attach a 6-1/2 inch length of wire to the 5mm jumpring attached in Step 26.
STEP 28
String onto the beading wire one 3.5mm corrugated gold bead, one gold bead cap, one 1-1/2 inch length of velveteen cord, one gold bead cap and one 3.5mm corrugated gold bead.
STEP 29
Repeat Step 7 to attach the beading wire to first 5mm jumpring on another gold oval.
STEP 30
Repeat Step 5 to attach a 6-3/4 inch length of wire to the second 5mm jumpring on the gold oval.
STEP 31
String onto the beading wire one 3.5mm corrugated gold bead, one gold bead cap, one 1-3/4 inch length of velveteen cord, one gold bead cap and one 3.5mm corrugated gold bead.
STEP 32
Repeat Step 7 to attach the beading wire to first 5mm jumpring on another gold oval.
STEP 33
Open a 5mm jumpring and pass it through the opposite first oval on the second strand. Repeat Steps 26 - 32 to create the second half of the strand connecting it to the 5mm jumpring. Attach the last beading wire to the second 5mm jumpring on the oval from Step 32.
STEP 34
Open a 5mm jumpring and pass it through the open oval from Step 23 and a gold-plated marquise. Close the jumpring.

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