Double-Strand Necklace with Swarovski Crystal and Seed Beads

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut two 24-inch lengths of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String onto both lengths of beading wire, one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and the loop on the ring portion of one gold-plated 10mm twisted toggle clasp. Pass both strands of beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull both strands of beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the loop of the clasp leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on each end. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite®) inside the crimp (optional).

Using crimping pliers crimp the crimp bead and using flush-cutters, trim the excess from the short ends of the wire. Place one gold-plated 4mm crimp cover over the crimp bead and, using bent-nose pliers, gently close the crimp cover.
STEP 3
String 7-1/4 inches of 24Kt gold-finished seed beads onto one strand of beading wire.
STEP 4
Continue to string the following:
  • One Swarovski crystal AB2X 4mm bicone
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski white 4mm round pearl
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski creamrose light 10mm round pearl
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski white 4mm round pearl
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB2X 4mm bicone
  • One 24Kt gold-finished seed bead
STEP 5
String onto the beading wire, one hole of one Swarovski crystal AB 14x14mm square.
STEP 6
Continue to string the following:
  • One 24Kt gold-finished seed bead
  • One Swarovski crystal AB2X 4mm bicone
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski white 4mm round pearl
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski creamrose light 10mm round pearl
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski white 4mm round pearl
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB2X 4mm bicone
  • Nine 24Kt gold-finished seed bead
STEP 7
Secure the first strand of beading wire with a Bead Stopper™.
STEP 8
Repeat the stringing sequence in Steps 3 and 4 on the second strand of beading wire.
STEP 9
String onto the second strand of beading wire, the opposite hole of the Swarovski crystal AB 14x14mm square from Step 5.
STEP 10
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 6.
STEP 11
String the following onto both strands of beading wire:
  • One gold-plated 12mm filigree cone (large end facing away from the strung beads)
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 12x9mm Artemis (large end facing away from the filigree cone)
STEP 12
Remove the Bead Stoppers from the beading wires and string sixteen 24Kt gold-finished seed beads onto each strand.
STEP 13
String onto both strands of beading wire, one Swarovski crystal AB 36x26nn Devoted 2 U Heart Focal.

Note: The focal will rest over the seed beads strung in Step 12.
STEP 14
Pass both strands of beading wire back through the gold-plated 12mm filigree cone and Swarovski crystal AB 12x9mm Artemis from Step 11.
STEP 15
Repeat Step 6 in the opposite direction.

Repeat Step 5 in opposite direction.

Repeat Step 4 in opposite direction.

Repeat Step 3 to string the second half of the necklace.
STEP 16
Repeat Step 2 to attach one gold-plated lobster claw clasp.

Note: The bar portion of the toggle clasp is not used in this design.

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