Single-Strand Necklace with Lampworked Glass Beads, Celestial Crystal® Beads and Copper-Plated Glass Beads

STEP 1
Place one 4mm light yellow round crystal onto a 1-inch headpin. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and side-cutting pliers, finish the end with a simple loop to create a 4mm light yellow round crystal drop. Repeat to create a total of nine 4mm light yellow round crystal drops.

Repeat to create three 6mm light yellow round crystal drops using one 1-inch headpin and one 6mm light yellow round crystal.

Repeat to create one pale green glass bead drop using one 1-inch headpin and a pale green glass bead.

Repeat to create one squirrel bead drop by placing onto one 2-inch headpin, one 4mm gold-plated round bead, one glass squirrel and another 4mm gold-plated round bead.

Repeat to create one yellow copper-rimmed glass rectangle bead drop by placing onto one 2-inch headpin, one yellow copper-rimmed glass rectangle bead and one 4mm light yellow round crystal.
STEP 2
Place onto one 1-1/2 inch eyepin, one 4mm gold-plated round bead, one green glass bird bead and a second 4mm gold-plated round bead. Finish the end with a simple loop to create a green bird beading link. Repeat to create two green bird beading links.

Repeat to create one brown bird beading link, using one 1-1/2 inch eyepin, one 4mm gold-plated round bead, one glass brown bird bead and a second 4mm gold-plated round bead.

Creating the Focal Piece

STEP 3
Using side-cutting pliers, cut the following lengths of gold-plated 2.2mm cable chain: one 1/2 inch length, one 1-1/2 length and one 2-1/4 inch length.

Cut the following lengths of gold-plated 5x3.5mm heavy cable chain: one 3-inch length and one 3-1/4 inch length.

Using one pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 5mm jumpring. Pass the open ring through the first link on one end of the 1/2 inch length of 2.2mm cable chain. Close the jumpring.

Open the loop on a green bird beading link; pass it through the last link on the other end of the 1/2 inch length of 2.2mm cable chain. Close the loop. Open the opposite loop on the green bird beading link and pass it through the loop on a 6mm light yellow round crystal bead drop. Close the loop.
STEP 4
Repeat Step 3 to attach a jumpring and a brown bird beading link to the 1-1/2 inch length of 2.2mm cable chain and a green bird beading link to the 2-1/4 inch length of 2.2mm cable chain.
STEP 5
Attach a pale green glass bead drop to the last link on the 3-inch length on the gold-plated 5x3.5mm heavy cable chain. Attach a 4mm light yellow crystal drop to 3rd, 6th, 11th, 16th and 20th link from the bottom link.

Attach a glass squirrel bead drop to the last link on the 3-1/4 inch length on the gold-plated 5x3.5mm heavy cable chain. Attach a 4mm light yellow crystal drop to 3rd, 13th, 18th and 22nd link from the bottom link.
STEP 6
Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass the open ring through the jumpring on the 1/2 inch length of 2.2mm cable chain, the first link on a 3-inch length on the gold-plated 5x3.5mm heavy cable chain, the jumpring on the 1-1/2 inch length of 2.2mm cable chain, the first link on a 3-1/4 inch length on the gold-plated 5x3.5mm heavy cable chain, the jumpring on the 2-1/4 inch length of 2.2mm cable chain and a loop attached to the gold-plated open oval link. Close the jumpring.
STEP 7
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the toggle portion of the clasp. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a jumpring to the loop on the opposite portion of the clasp.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the opposite loop on the gold-plated open oval link from Step 6. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second jumpring to the loop.

Body of the Necklace

STEP 8
Using the side-cutting pliers, cut a 13-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire: one crimp bead, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the jumpring attached to the toggle portion of the clasp. Loop the beading wire back through the crimp bead. The French wire should be passing over the jumpring in a nicely curved tube. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the jumpring--leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Place a small amount of gel 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 of the Accu-Flex® beading wire.
STEP 9
String onto the beading wire one of each of the following:
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • 6mm light yellow round crystal
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • Pale green double cone bead
  • Gold-plated heishi bead
  • 6mm light yellow round crystal
  • Gold-plated heishi bead
  • Pale green cube bead
  • Gold-plated heishi bead
  • Yellow copper-rimmed rectangle bead
  • Gold-plated heishi bead
  • 5mm gold-plated teardrop bead
  • Pale green double cone bead
  • 6mm gold-plated round bead
  • 6mm light yellow round crystal
  • Yellow copper-rimmed diamond bead
  • 5mm gold-plated teardrop bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • Glass brown bird bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • Pale green double cone bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • Glass green bird bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • 6mm light yellow round crystal
  • Yellow copper-rimmed rectangle bead
  • 6mm light yellow round crystal
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • Glass squirrel bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
  • Yellow copper-rimmed diamond bead
  • Gold-plated heishi bead
  • Pale green cube bead
  • 4mm gold-plated round bead
STEP 10
String on one crimp bead, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the first jumpring on the top of the gold-plated open oval link. Pull the wire snugly so the crimp and the French wire are closer to the jumpring and there is no slack in the beading wire. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using side-cutters, trim excess wire from the end.
STEP 11
Repeat Steps 8 - 10 to create the second half of the necklace, attaching the beading wire to the second jumpring on the gold-plated open oval link.
STEP 12
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass the jumpring through the yellow copper-rimmed glass rectangle bead drop and both of the 5mm jumprings attached to the top of the gold-plated open oval link. Close the jumpring.

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