Single-Strand Necklace with Antiqued Silver-Finished Brass Focal, Swarovski Crystal and Hill Tribes Antiqued Silver-Plated Copper Beads


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A heartfelt choice for any love-based occasion or just to say "I love you" for no reason at all--heart locket jewelry is the ultimate expression of this powerful emotion. This necklace can be gifted or sold without anything in the locket, giving the recipient the ability to fill it on their own or you can surprise someone with ...
STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
  • One 13-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire
  • One 11-1/2 inch length of silver-plated flower link chain (starting and ending with a small round link)
STEP 2
String onto the beading wire one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead, one Accu-Guard™ wire protector and the loop on one silver-finished 42x40mm heart locket. Pass the wire back through the crimp bead pulling the wire snug against the Accu-Guard. 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 gunmetal-plated crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 3
String the following beads onto the beading wire:
  • One Swarovski comet argent light 6mm bicone bead
  • One silver-plated and Swarovski crystal 4mm rondelle bead
  • One Swarovski comet argent light 6mm bicone bead
  • One gunmetal-plated 3mm round bead
Repeat this pattern for a total of three sets.
STEP 4
Continue stringing the following beads onto the beading wire:
  • One Swarovski comet argent light 6mm bicone bead
  • One silver-plated and Swarovski crystal 4mm rondelle bead
  • One gunmetal-plated 3mm round bead
  • One silver-plated 16x11mm butterfly bead
  • One gunmetal-plated 3mm round bead
  • One silver-plated 16x11mm butterfly bead
  • One gunmetal-plated 3mm round bead
  • One silver-plated 16x11mm butterfly bead
  • One gunmetal-plated 3mm round bead
  • One silver-plated and Swarovski crystal 4mm rondelle bead
STEP 5
Continue stringing the following beads onto the beading wire:
  • One Swarovski comet argent light 6mm bicone bead
  • One gunmetal-plated 3mm round bead
  • One Swarovski comet argent light 6mm bicone bead
  • One silver-plated and Swarovski crystal 4mm rondelle bead
Repeat this pattern from Step 5 for a total of ten sets.
STEP 6
Continue stringing the following beads onto the beading wire:
  • One Swarovski comet argent light 6mm bicone bead
  • One gunmetal-plated 3mm round bead
  • One Swarovski comet argent light 6mm bicone bead
STEP 7
Repeat Step 2 to attach the straight end of the wire to the loop on one gunmetal-plated swivel lobster claw clasp.
STEP 8
Using round-nose pliers and chain-nose pliers, open one gunmetal-plated 5mm round jumpring and pass it through the loop on the antiqued silver-finished heart locket focal and one loop on a gunmetal-plated diamond link. Close the jumpring.
STEP 9
Repeat Step 8 to attach the opposite loop on the gunmetal-plated diamond link to the first link on the 11-1/2 inch length of chain.
STEP 10
String the following components onto a silver-plated 1-inch headpin:
  • One Swarovski comet argent light 6mm bicone bead
  • One silver-plated and Swarovski crystal 4mm rondelle bead
  • One gunmetal-plated 3mm round bead
STEP 11
Using round-nose pliers and chain-nose pliers, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire. Open the simple loop and pass it through the loop on the last link on the 11-1/2 inch length of chain. Close the loop.

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