Single-Strand Necklace with Wood Beads and Gold-Finished Steel Beads

by Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Add some red, white and blue to jewelry lines for patriotic holidays and everyday style. This one-style-fits-all necklace is an easy way to design USA-inspired jewelry for all. Simply string using Accu-Flex professional-quality beading wire for long-lasting wear.

This necklace is created with lightweight Taiwanese cheesewood beads, refined from fast-growing cultivated Taiwanese cheesewood. The well-balanced design features red, white and blue beads for a patriotic statement. The metal heishi beads are ideal as spacers while adding brightness to the overall design.

Add this patriotic design to jewelry lines and make as gifts for family and friends to remind us all that we’re in this together. Red, white and blue never goes out of style.

Wood Rondelle Beads
Gold Heishi Spacer Beads Gold Magnetic Clasps
Cut one 28-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional quality beading wire.
String onto the length of beading wire: one crimp and one Accu-Guard™ wire protector. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guard leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Crimp then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Finish with a crimp cover.
String onto the beading wire:
  • 25 sets of:
    • Three chocolate brown rondelles
    • One 6x1mm smooth heishi
  • Three rust brown rondelles
  • One 6x1mm smooth heishi
  • Three white rondelles
  • One 6x1mm smooth heishi
  • Three dark blue rondelles
  • 25 sets of:
    • One 6x1mm smooth heishi
    • Three chocolate brown rondelles
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.
Pass one oval jump ring through one Accu-Guard and one half of the magnetic clasp then close. Repeat to attach a second jump ring, creating double jump rings for added security.

Repeat to attach the second half of the clasp to the opposite Accu-Guard using double jump rings.

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