Purple Three Strand Necklace: Project Instructions

Purple Three Strand Necklace: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 27th Mar 2019

Once again working with multiple strand findings (celtic drops in this particular necklace), this project is a cinch to complete using our free beading instructions. Read on to find out more.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 66 x 6mm glass pearl beads
  • 66 x 3mm plain metal beads
  • 33 x 7mm helix glass crystals
  • 28 rose metal beads
  • 3 x 40cm, 2 x 15cm tigertail
  • 10 small crimps
  • 10 x 6mm strong jump rings
  • 10 filigree metal tubes
  • 2 celtic drops
  • 1 parrot clasp
  • 1 extension chain

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • 2 pairs of Crimping Pliers
  • Wire Cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

The pattern (you'll need this for most of the necklace)

  • a 6mm glass pearl bead
  • a plain metal bead
  • a 7mm helix glass crystal
  • a plain metal bead
  • a 6mm glass pearl bead
  • a rose metal bead

Strand 1

Take one of your your three 40cm pieces of tigertail and thread through a small crimp, then through one of the jump rings. Thread back through the crimp, pull up tightly and squish down. Cut off any excess tigertail. Thread on a filigree metal tube, followed by the pattern (as above) seven times, so that you have seven rose metal beads on your strands. Finish by threading on one more glass pearl bead and a filigree metal tube. Thread on a crimp, then through a jump ring and back through the crimp, pull up tightly and squish down. Cut off any excess tigertail. Put aside for the moment.

Strand 2

Take the next 40cm piece of tigertail and thread through a small crimp, then through one of the jump rings. Thread back through the crimp, pull up tightly and squish down. Cut off any excess tigertail. Thread on a filigree metal tube, followed by the pattern (as above) eight times, so that you have eight rose metal beads on your strands. Finish by threading on:

  • a 6mm glass pearl bead
  • a plain metal bead
  • a 7mm helix glass crystal
  • a plain metal bead
  • a 6mm glass pearl bead
  • a filigree metal tube

Thread on a crimp, then through a jump ring and back through the crimp, pull up tightly and squish down. Cut off any excess tigertail. Put aside for the moment.

Strand 3

Take the last 40cm piece of tigertail and thread through a small crimp, then through one of the jump rings. Thread back through the crimp, pull up tightly and squish down. Cut off any excess tigertail. Thread on a filigree metal tube, followed by the pattern (as above) nine times, so that you have nine rose metal beads on your strands. Finish by threading on:

  • a 6mm glass pearl bead
  • a plain metal bead
  • a 7mm helix glass crystal
  • a plain metal bead
  • a 6mm glass pearl bead
  • a filigree metal tube

Thread on a crimp, then through a jump ring and back through the crimp, pull up tightly and squish down. Cut off any excess tigertail. Put aside for the moment.

The ends of the necklace

Take one of the 15cm pieces of tigertail and thread through a small crimp, then through one of the jump rings. Thread back through the crimp, pull up tightly and squish down. Cut off any excess tigertail. Thread on a filigree metal tube, followed by the pattern (as above) twice, so that you have two rose metal beads on your strands. Finish by threading on:

  • a 6mm glass pearl bead
  • a plain metal bead
  • a 7mm helix glass crystal
  • a plain metal bead
  • a 6mm glass pearl bead
  • a filigree metal tube

Thread on a crimp, then through a jump ring and back through the crimp, pull up tightly and squish down. Cut off any excess tigertail. Repeat this procedure for the second piece of tigertail.

Putting it all together

Open up the jump ring (as they are quite strong, you will need to use 2 sets of pliers) on one end of Strand 1 and join to the top loop on the first celtic drop. Close securely. Open up the jump ring on the other end of Strand 1, and join to the top loop on the second celtic drop. Close securely. Repeat with Strands 2 and 3.

Open up the jump ring on the end of one of the end strands and join to the last loop on the first celtic drop. Close securely. Open up the jump ring on the end of the second end strand and join to the last loop on the second celtic drop. Close securely.

Open up the jump ring on one end of your necklace. Thread on the parrot clasp and close securely. Open up the jump ring on the other end of your necklace, join to the end of your extension chain and close securely. Your necklace is now ready to wear!

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