Design Inspiration Supplies

Design Instructions

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Supplies needed

  • 1    Opulence 2-1 Magnetic Clasp    (94-6238-12)
  • 1    Opulence Pendant    (94-2543-12)
  • 4    Opulence Charm    (94-2544-12)
  • 2    Beaded 3-1 End Bar    (94-3055-12)
  • 6    4mm Rococo Round Spacer Bead    (93-0426-12)
  • 10    2x2mm Crimp Bead    (01-0030-01)
  • 9    4mm Round Jump Ring    (01-0024-61)
  • 5    Swarovski 6106 16mm Pear Pendants (Crys. Rainbow Dark)
  • 93    5-7mm freshwater pearls (iridescent gray)
  • 9    6mm round gemstone beads (blue)
  • 46    6mm round gemstone beads (black)
  • beading wire

Tools

  • crimping pliers
  • chain nose pliers
  • wire cutters
  • ruler

Skill Level: Easy

Finished Size: Approx. 18”

Designer: Katie Hill

Watch our technique videos playlist on YouTube (look for videos on jump rings and crimping).

 

Tip: When stringing the Swarovski pendants pay attention to fronts and backs to make sure they hang facing the right direction.

Steps

  1. Attach 1 jump ring to each charm and each Swarovski pear pendant. Set aside.
  2. Cut one 11” piece of beading wire. String 1 crimp bead onto one end. Thread end of wire through an end loop of one 3-1 end bar and back through crimp bead about 1”. Adjust wire to form a 1/8” loop. Secure with crimping pliers. Trim excess wire close to crimp bead.
  3. String approx. 37 pearls (8”) and a second crimp bead, then repeat crimping process to attach to an end loop of second 3-1 end bar.
  4. Repeat Steps 2-3 with a 13” piece of beading wire, attaching to the middle loop of an end bar, and using the following stringing pattern: eight 6mm black gemstone beads, 1 blue gemstone bead, one 4mm spacer, 1 blue bead, one 4mm spacer, 1 blue bead, 5 black beads, 1 blue bead, 1 spacer, 1 blue bead, 1 spacer, 1 blue bead, 5 black beads, 1 blue bead, 1 spacer, 1 blue bead, 1 spacer, 1 blue bead, 8 black beads, and a second crimp bead.
  5. Thread end of wire through the middle loop of the second end bar and repeat the crimping process.
  6. Repeat Steps 2-3 with a 15” piece of beading wire, attaching to the remaining end loop at one side of the necklace, and using the following stringing pattern: *11 pearls (approx. 2”), 1 pear pendant, 4 pearls, 1 charm, 4 pearls, 1 pear pendant, 4 pearls, 1 charm, 4 pearls*, and the Opulence pendant, then repeat * through * in reverse order.
  7. Thread end of wire through the remaining end loop of the second end bar, and repeat the crimping process.
  8. Cut one 5” piece of beading wire. String 1 crimp bead and repeat the crimping process to attach to the single loop of an end bar at one side of the necklace. String 10 black beads, 1 pearl, and 1 crimp bead. Thread end of wire through one of the two closer loops on the 2-1 clasp then back through the crimp bead. Repeat crimping process.
  9. Repeat Step 8 for other side of necklace.
  10. Open jump ring on remaining pear pendant and attach to remaining loop of 2-1 clasp. Close jump ring.

Download the Opulence Three Strand Necklace PDF