Single-Strand Necklace with Black Onyx Gemstone Beads, Hill Tribes Antiqued Fine Silver Beads and Black Silk Stone Gemstone Beads

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The celebration of fatherhood in Catholic Europe is known to date back to at least the Middle Ages and was brought to America by the Spanish and Portuguese. Father's Day was not celebrated in the United States, outside Catholic tradition, until the 20th century. As a civic celebration in the United States, it was inaugurated in the early 20th century to complement Mother's Day by celebrating fathers and male parenting. Celebrated on the third Sunday of June, this is the perfect occasion to mark with gemstone jewelry that Dad will feel and ...
STEP 1
Cut one 20-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String onto the length of beading wire: one crimp and one Accu-Guard™ wire protector. 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.
STEP 3
String onto the beading wire:
  • 26 black silk stone 6mm rounds
  • One antiqued fine silver 5x3mm fancy tube
  • Two black onyx 5x2mm rondelles
  • One antiqued fine silver 5x3mm fancy tube
Continue to string 13 black silk stone 6mm rounds onto the beading wire, then repeat the above pattern in the opposite direction to string the second half of the strand.

Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.
STEP 4
Pass one 6.5mm round jumpring through one Accu-Guard then close. Attach the lobster claw clasp to the opposite Accu-Guard.

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