Single-Strand Necklace with Green Onyx Gemstone Beads, Swarovski Crystal Beads and Imitation Silk Cord

STEP 1
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the open ring through a loop on the toggle bar portion of the clasp and a 5mm jumpring. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a 4mm jumpring to the loop on the toggle ring portion of the clasp a 5mm jumpring.
STEP 2
Using scissors, cut six 10-inch lengths and four 8-inch lengths of 1mm red imitation silk cord.
STEP 3
Match the ends of three 10-inch lengths of cord and pass 3/4 inch of the cords through the 5mm jumpring attached to one side of the clasp. Fold the cords back against the longer ends. Lay an 8-inch length of cord against the folded over portion of the triple strand of cords. Place a small amount of G-S hypo cement on the cord. Wrap the 8-inch lengths of cord around the folded-over section to hold them securely in place. Place a small amount of G-S Hypo cement under the last lengths of the 8-inch wrapping cording, tuck the cord in for a neat end then let the adhesive cure.

Repeat to finish the opposite end of the three 10-inch lengths of cord, folding them over a gold-plated 20x9mm flat oval drop before finishing.

Repeat to attach the second set of three 10-inch lengths of cord to the toggle ring portion of the clasp and a second gold-plated 20x9mm flat oval drop.
STEP 4
Using flush-cutters, cut a 14-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the opposite end of a 20x9mm flat oval drop on one side 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 so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 5
String onto the beading wire one 4mm bicone light Siam crystal and one 3mm jumpring.
STEP 6
String onto the beading wire the following components:
  • One 8x8mm cube green onyx bead
  • One 3mm gold-filled jumpring
  • One 4mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • One 3mm gold-filled jumpring
Repeat four times for a total of five sets.
STEP 7
String onto the beading wire:
  • One flat rectangle green onyx bead
  • One 3mm gold-filled jumpring
  • One 4mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • One 3mm gold-filled jumpring
Repeat nine times for a total of ten sets leaving off the last jumpring.
STEP 8
String on one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the second 20x9mm flat oval drop. Pass the wire back through the crimp then 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 necklace. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim excess wire from the end.

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