Single-Strand Necklace with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, Gold-Finished Brass Beads and Gold-Plated Brass Bead Caps



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This week's project shows off the popular pairing of crystals and pearls for a dramatic appearance. The combination of smooth and lustrous pearls with sparkling crystals creates a rich-looking appeal. Gold is trending as the metal of the moment and this piece is right-on style wise with ...
STEP 1
Using Araldite® Standard Epoxy, glue one Swarovski crystal 30x20mm pear fancy stone into one gold-plated 32x22.5mm pear setting.
STEP 2
Using chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open one 8x6mm oval jumpring and pass it through the loop on the gold-plated and Swarovski crystal pear focal component. Close the jumpring.
STEP 3
Using flush-cutters, cut one 18-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 4
String on to the beading wire one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and the loop on the tab of one gold-plated 8mm corrugated round box clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp bead pulling the wire snug against the loop. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite®) inside the crimp (optional). Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end. Place a gold-plated 4mm crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 5

String the following beads onto the beading wire:
  • Three Swarovski white 8mm pearls
  • Three gold-plated 8mm heishi beads
  • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal 10mm rondelle bead
  • Three gold-plated 8mm heishi beads
  • Thirteen Swarovski white 8mm pearls
  • Three gold-plated 8mm heishi beads
  • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal 10mm rondelle bead
  • One gold-plated 12mm filigree bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal 12mm round bead
  • One gold-plated 12mm filigree bead cap
  • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal 10mm rondelle bead
  • Three gold-plated 8mm heishi beads
  • Six Swarovski white 8mm pearls
STEP 6
String onto the wire the jumpring attached to the gold-plated and Swarovski pear focal component created in Step 1.
STEP 7
Repeat Step 5 in the reverse order to bead the second half of the necklace.
STEP 8
Repeat Step 4 to attach the second half of the necklace to the round portion of the box clasp.

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