Triple-Strand Necklace and Earrings Set with Cool Frost Resin Beads™, Antiqued Pewter Beads and Accu-Flex® Beading Wire

Triple-Strand Necklace and Earrings Set with Cool Frost Resin Beads™, Antiqued Pewter Beads and Accu-Flex® Beading Wire

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This design is right in line with the large beaded jewelry we're seeing on newscasters, celebrities and top fashion runways. The colorful beads spice up any wardrobe and draw attention as they appear to float within the high-tech looking design of Accu-Flex professional quality wire, crimp beads and crimp covers. The twisted and almost tangled look of the triple-strand necklace is chic, cool and ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut the following lengths of Accu-Flex professional-quality beading wire: two 1-1/2 inch lengths, two 2-inch lengths and 17 3-inch lengths.
STEP 2
String onto one 2-inch eyepin: one Cool Frost Resin Beads™ resin matte orange 14mm round, one 6x4mm floral beaded rondelle and one matte orange 14mm round then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of two matte orange links.

Repeat to create the following:
  • Three lavender links
  • Two yellow links
  • Two pink links
  • Three red links
  • One light orange link
  • Two champagne links
  • One light blue link
  • Two blue links
STEP 3
String one Accu-Guard™ wire protector onto one 1-1/2 inch length of beading wire. Pull the beading wire leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on one end. String one crimp onto both ends of the beading wire then string one Accu-Guard onto the longer end.

Pass the end of the beading wire through the crimp (opposite direction of previous end). Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against both Accu-Guards; crimp then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Finish with a 4mm crimp cover. Repeat to create a second 1-1/2 inch Accu-Guard link.
STEP 4
String onto one 2-inch length of beading wire: one crimp and one Accu-Guard. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guard leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end.

Crimp then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Finish with a 4mm crimp cover.
STEP 5
Repeat Step 4 to attach an Accu-Guard to the opposite end of the beading wire.

Repeat to create a second 2-inch Accu-Guard link.
STEP 6
Repeat Step 4 using one 3-inch length of beading wire. String one crimp onto the opposite end of the beading wire. Crimp in the center of the beading wire then attach a crimp cover. Attach an Accu-Guard to the opposite end of the beading wire. Repeat to create a total of 17 3-inch links.

Tip: If desired place the crimp slightly off center on each link for a more asymmetrical look.

First Strand

STEP 7
Pass one 5mm jumpring through one Accu-Guard on one 2-inch Accu-Guard link then close.

Continue to connect the following components using 5mm jumprings:
  • One yellow link
  • One 3-inch Accu-Guard link
  • One blue link
  • One 3-inch Accu-Guard link
  • One red link
  • One 3-inch Accu-Guard link
  • One orange link
  • One 3-inch Accu-Guard link
  • One lavender link
  • One 3-inch Accu-Guard link
  • One pink link
  • One 2-inch Accu-Guard link
  • The ring portion of the toggle clasp

Second Strand

STEP 8
Attach one 5mm jumpring to one end of one 3-inch Accu-Guard link.

Continue to connect the following components using 5mm jumprings:
  • One champagne link
  • One 3-inch Accu-Guard link
  • One red link
  • One 3-inch Accu-Guard link
  • One lavender link
  • One 3-inch Accu-Guard link
  • One orange link
  • One 3-inch Accu-Guard link
  • One light blue link
  • One 3-inch Accu-Guard link
  • One yellow link
  • One 1-1/2 inch Accu-Guard link
  • The ring portion of the toggle clasp

Third Strand

STEP 9
Continue to connect the following components using 5mm jumprings:
  • One 1-1/2 inch Accu-Guard link
  • One red link
  • One 3-inch Accu-Guard link
  • One lavender link
  • One 3-inch Accu-Guard link
  • One orange link
  • One 3-inch Accu-Guard link
  • One pink link
  • One 3-inch Accu-Guard link
  • One blue link
  • One 3-inch Accu-Guard link
  • One champagne link
  • One 3-inch Accu-Guard link
  • The ring portion of the toggle clasp
STEP 10
Pass one 5mm jumpring through the 5mm jumpring on the first strand, the Accu-Guard on the opposite end of the third strand, the 5mm jumpring on the second strand and the ring on the bar portion of the toggle clasp then close.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut eight 2-inch lengths of Accu-Flex professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
Match up the ends of four lengths of beading wire. Insert the ends into the tube on one 4x2mm crimp tube with loop then crimp.
STEP 3
String onto the opposite end of one length of beading wire: one resin champagne 14mm round and one crimp. Crimp then finish with a crimp cover.

Repeat to attach one acrylic 14mm round of a different color to the remaining ends of the beading wire.
STEP 4
Use one 5mm jumpring to connect one kidney earwire to the loop on the 4x2mm crimp tube.
STEP 5
Repeat Steps 2 - 4 using the remaining colors of acrylic beads to create a second earring.

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