Free Beading Project Idea: Green Garnet Multi-Strand Necklace and Ring

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Green Garnet Multi-Strand Necklace and Ring

Designer Virginia Magdaleno
Skill Level Intermediate

Materials
Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Diameter - 1 spool
18 gauge Silver Plated Soft Flex Craft Wire - 1 spool
24 gauge Silver Plated Soft Flex Craft Wire - 1 spool
1x1mm Gold Filled Crimp Tubes - 1 pkg
2x2mm Gold Filled Crimp Tubes - 1 pkg
9.5mm Gold Filled Lobster Clasp - 1 pc
5mm Gold Filled Jump Ring - 1 pc
Green Garnet Discs - 22 pcs

Tools
Chain Nose Pliers
Crimping Pliers
Micro Crimping Pliers
Flush Cutters

Instructions for Necklace

Step 1: Use Flush Cutters to cut 22" of Soft Flex Wire, .019 Diameter. (Strand A)

Step 2: String one 1x1mm Crimp Tube and use Micro Crimping Pliers to secure the crimp tube 3 1/2" from one end of the wire. Click here for crimping instructions.

Step 3: Use the long end of the wire to string one Green Garnet Disc and one 1x1mm Crimp Tube. Use Micro Crimping Pliers to secure the crimp tube to the wire.

Step 4: String one 1x1mm Crimp Tube. Use Micro Crimping Pliers to secure the crimp tube to the wire 1/2" from the previous crimp tube. Repeat Step 3.

Step 5: Repeat Step 4, securing the crimp tube 1" from the previous tube.

Step 6: Repeat Step 4. Set aside.

Step 7: Use Flush Cutters to cut 13" of Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Diameter. (Strand B)

Step 8: Repeat Step 2, securing the crimp tube 3" from one end of the wire.

Step 9: Repeat Step 3.

Step 10: String on 1x1mm Crimp Tube. Use Micro Crimping Pliers to secure the crimp tube to the wire 1 1/2" from the previous crimp tube. Repeat Step 3.

Step 11: Repeat Step 10 three times.

Step 12: Use Flush Cutters to cut 9" of Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Diameter. (Strand C)

Step 13: Repeat Step 2, securing the crimp tube 2" from one end of the wire.

Step 14: Repeat Step 3.

Step 15: Repeat Step 10 twice.

Step 16: Use one end of Strand C and one end of Strand B to string one 2x2mm Crimp Tube. Place the crimp tube so that it is at the very end of Strand C and 2" from the end of Strand B and use Regular Crimping Pliers to secure the crimp tube. Use Flush Cutters to trim any excess wire from Strand C only. Do not cut Strand B. Repeat entire step using the other ends of Strands C and B.

Step 17: Use one end of Strand B and one end of Strand A to string one 2x2mm Crimp Tube. Place the crimp tube so that it is at the very end of Strand B and 2 1/2" from the end of Strand A and use Regular Crimping Pliers to secure the crimp tube. Use Flush Cutters to trim any excess wire from Strand B only. Do not cut Strand A. Repeat entire step using the other ends of Strands B and A.

Step 18: Use one end of strand A to string one 2x2mm Crimp Tube and the jump ring. Pass back through the crimp tube and secure using Regular Crimping Pliers. Use Flush Cutters to trim any excess wire.

Step 19: Repeat Step 18 using the lobster clasp and the other end of Strand A.

Instructions for Ring

Step 1: Use Soft Flex Professional Flush Cutters to cut 4" of 18 gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire.

Step 2: Place the and wire on top of your finger (or a ring sizer or marker the size of your finger). Wrap one end of wire one and one half times around your finger. Repeat with the other wire, going the opposite direction. Let the wires run side by side 1/2". Set aside.

Step 3: Use Flush Cutters to cut 8" of 24 gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire. Wrap the 24 gauge wire around the already sized 18 gauge wire, in the 1/2" where the wires overlap, 10 times. String 1 Green Garnet Disc and to wrap 10 more times.

Step 4: Use Flush Cutters to trim excess wire from both the 24 gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire and the 18 gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire.

Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.

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Blog contributor Thomas Soles loves Jazz Age writers and crunchy french fries. His favorite gemstones are Lapis and Pietersite. His favorite hobby is day dreaming. And his favorite mustache is Freddie Mercury's. As you can see, he has a healthy (or possibly unhealthy) sense of humor. You can write to him at Thomas@SoftFlexCompany.com