Single-Strand Necklace with Gunmetal-Finished Copper and Gunmetal-Plated Brass, Steel and Copper Beads

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Celebrate Dad in style with a rockin' necklace that's easy to wear and even easier to create. Right in line with the current steampunk and industrial-style jewelry trend, this edgy design is the perfect complement to any male's wardrobe. Pairing well with classic t-shirts, V-necks, and open-collared shirts, this piece ...
STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut one 20-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String the following onto one gunmetal-plated 3-inch headpin:
  • One gunmetal-plated 4mm round
  • One gunmetal-plated 9x6mm studded round
  • One gunmetal-plated 40x29mm textured puffed rectangle
  • One gunmetal-plated 9x6mm studded round
  • One gunmetal-plated 4mm round
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating a gunmetal bead focal.
STEP 3
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One sterling silver 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-Guard™ wire protector
  • The loop on one end of the eye portion of one antiqued silver-finished hook-and-eye clasp
Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guard leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite®) inside the crimp (optional).

Using crimping pliers crimp the crimp bead. Using flush-cutters trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Place one gunmetal-plated 4mm crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 4
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Thirty-six gunmetal-plated 4mm rounds
  • One gunmetal-plated 9x6mm studded round
  • One gunmetal-plated 4mm round
  • One gunmetal-finished 10x10mm brushed puffed square
  • One gunmetal-plated 4mm round
  • One gunmetal-plated 9x6mm studded round
  • Three gunmetal-finished 10x10mm brushed puffed square
  • One gunmetal-plated 9x6mm studded round
  • One gunmetal-plated 4mm round
  • One gunmetal-finished 10x10mm brushed puffed square
  • One gunmetal-plated 4mm round
  • One gunmetal-plated 9x6mm studded round
  • Five gunmetal-plated 4mm round
STEP 5
Continue to string onto the beading wire the gunmetal bead focal from Step 3.
STEP 6
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 4 in the opposite direction to string the second half of the necklace.

Repeat Step 2 using the hook portion of the antiqued silver-finished hook-and-eye clasp.

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