Single-Strand Necklace with Hemalyke™ Beads, Czech Glass Druk Beads and Antiqued Pewter Charm

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Military-themed jewelry is a great way to honor and support our military heroes for their service in the United States of America. This featured unisex necklace makes a great addition to men's and women's jewelry lines and a great gift for any patriotic holiday. Honor our military heroes and great style with this simple-to-string, FREE necklace project that's ready to add to men's and women's jewelry lines ...
STEP 1
Cut a 23-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
Add a 7x5mm jump ring to the loop of a helicopter charm.
STEP 3
Pass a head pin through one half of a barrel clasp (starting on the inside of the clasp piece) then create a wrapped loop. Repeat to add a wrapped loop to the second half of the clasp.
STEP 4
String a crimp and an Accu-Guard™ wire protector onto the beading wire. 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, trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire and add a crimp cover.
STEP 5
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • 173 Hemalyke™ square rondelles
  • One Hemalyke star
  • One red 4mm round
  • One white 4mm round
  • One blue 4mm round
  • One Hemalyke star
  • 17 Hemalyke square rondelles
STEP 6
String the jump ring added to the helicopter charm then repeat Step 5 in reverse.
STEP 7
Keeping approximately 1/8 to 1/4 inch of slack, repeat Step 4.

Notes:
  • Slack is needed to give the square rondelles the flexibility to be worn
  • If too much slack is left after crimping add a crimp cover near the end of the strand
STEP 8
Use double 6x4mm jump rings to add one half of the clasp to the end of the necklace. Repeat to add the second half to the opposite end.

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