Multi-Strand Necklace with Swarovski Crystal, Black Obsidian Gemstone Beads and Celestial Crystal® Focal


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This necklace project highlights the uniqueness of Swarovski's Artemis bead. Its conical structure with a beveled hole makes it ideal for combining with round elements, such as the black obsidian gemstone beads in this design. Described as a modern interpretation of a spacer bead, the uneven facets create an asymmetrical shape that's beautifully artistic. These beads are cleverly used in this necklace as ...
STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut one 17-inch and one 21-inch length of silver-plated 6mm filigree round chain and two 5-inch lengths of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String onto the wire two crimp tubes (leaving one end of the wire approximately one inch long), two silver-plated 12mm fancy filigree cones (crimps to the inside of the cone), one Swarovski crystal AB 4mm rondelle, one silver-plated 4mm round bead, one crimp tube and the loop on one side of the S-hook clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, the silver-plated 4mm round bead, the Swarovski crystal AB 4mm rondelle, the two silver-plated 12mm fancy filigree cones and back through the first two crimp beads. Pull the beads close against the crimp tubes leaving no slack in the beads. Pass the first link on one 17-inch and the first link on one 21-inch length of silver-plated brass 6mm filigree round chain onto the beading wire.

Pass the wire back through the original two crimp beads in the opposite direct. Pull the wire and chains close to the crimp. Using the crimping pliers, crimp the three crimp tubes. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.

Place a crimp cover over the exposed crimp tube next to the clasp then gently close it.

Repeat Step 2 to attach a fancy filigree cone assembly with the last link of the two filigree chains to the opposite loop on the S-hook clasp.
STEP 3
Cut a 25-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube. Pass the wire through the wire loop under the cone and back through the crimp tube leaving one end of the wire approximately one inch long. Pull the wire tight against the crimp. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 4

String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Five silver-plated 4mm round beads, one silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap, one 6mm round black obsidian bead, one silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap and five silver-plated 4mm round beads
  • One silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap (toward the Artemis bead), one Swarovski crystal AB 12x9mm Artemis bead, one silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap (towards the 6mm black obsidian bead), one 6mm round black obsidian bead, one silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap (towards the 6mm black obsidian bead), one Swarovski crystal AB 12mm Artemis bead and one silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap (toward the Artemis bead
Repeat five times for a total of six sets.
STEP 5
String onto the wire five silver-plated 4mm round beads and one crimp tube. Pass the beading wire through the loop on the inside of the opposite bead cap assembly and back through crimp then pull the wire snuggly so the crimp is closer to the loop. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the first part 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 short end.
STEP 6
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Seven sets of four silver-plated 4mm round beads, one silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap, one 6mm round black obsidian bead and one silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap (toward the Artemis bead), one Swarovski crystal AB 12mm Artemis bead, one silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap (towards the 6mm black obsidian bead), one 6mm round black obsidian bead, one silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap (towards the 6mm black obsidian bead), one Swarovski crystal AB 12mm Artemis bead and one silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap (toward the Artemis bead)
  • Four silver-plated 4mm round beads, one silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap, one 6mm round black obsidian bead, one silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap and four silver-plated 4mm round beads
  • Two sets of one silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead caps (toward the Artemis bead), one Swarovski crystal AB 12mm Artemis bead, one silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap (toward the 6mm black obsidian bead), one 6mm round black obsidian bead, one silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap (toward the 6mm black obsidian bead), one Swarovski crystal AB 12mm Artemis bead and one silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap (toward the Artemis bead)
  • Four silver-plated 4mm round beads, one silver-plated 7mm bead cap, one 6mm round black obsidian bead, one silver plated 7mm bead cap and four silver-plated 4mm round beads
  • One silver-plated 7mm bead cap (toward Artemis bead), one Swarovski 12mm Artemis crystal bead, one silver-plated 7mm bead cap (toward 6mm black obsidian bead), one 6mm round black obsidian bead, one silver-plated 7mm bead cap (toward 6mm black obsidian bead), one Swarovski 12mm Artemis crystal bead and one silver-plated 7mm bead cap (toward Artemis bead)
  • Seven sets of four silver-plated 4mm round beads, one silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap, one 6mm round black obsidian bead and one silver-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap
STEP 7
Using chain-nose pliers gently fold the edges of the cone over the strands on each side of the necklace.
STEP 8
Open an ice-pick bail and place over the 24-inch strand in between the center two Swarovski crystal AB 12mm Artemis beads. Fit the picks through the hole on a 30x30mm star focal. Using chain-nose pliers, pinch the bail together securely.

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