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Autumn Sparkle Necklace
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Classic topaz and olivine autumn colors are given depth with Swarovski jet colored bicones.
Step one: Cut a length of Power Pro braided thread to approximately 40 inches. Double the thread for added strength and draw the two ends through a sterling silver bead tip. Make a surgeon's knot large enough to hold in the clamshell beadtip without pulling through. For detailed instructions on How to Knot, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Add a dab of GS-Hypo cement to the knot and close the bead tip. Add a closed jump ring to the bead tip and with your round nose pliers, make a loop of the metal until it touches back on itself.
Step two: The pattern for the necklace is 2mm sterling silver round bead, 4mm olivine druk bead, 2mm sterling round and a 3mm jet Swarovski bicone. Repeat this pattern two more times then add another 2mm sterling round bead, a 4mm topaz Swarovski bicone, 2mm silver round and a 3mm jet Swarovski bicone.
Step three: Repeat the entire pattern a for a total of 10 segments. Finish with the olivine and jet pattern of 3 beads to make the pattern even on both sides.
Step four: Slide the remaining thread through another bead tip and tie a secure knot. Make sure the bead tip is snug against the last bead as you secure the knot. Dab the knot with GS-Hypo cement, close the bead tip and attach the spring ring clasp, rounding the bead tip to close on itself. For instructions on how to make a matching bracelet, click HERE or visit the Bracelet section of the Ideas page and click on Autumn Sparkle Bracelet.
Approximate size: 17 inches
Tools Used: Large loop scissors (TOOL-123) Round nose pliers (TOOL-108) Knotting Tweezers (TOOL-112)
List of Components: 2mm sterling silver round beads (SS-RND2, qty 86) 3mm Swarovski bicone jet beads (5301-JET3, qty 42) 4mm Swarovski bicone topaz beads (5301-TO4, qty 10) 4mm Czech glass druk olivine beads (DRUK-OLIV4, qty 1 pack) 6mm sterling silver closed jump ring (SS-CJR-ME, qty 1) 6mm sterling silver spring ring (SS-SPR6, qty 1) Sterling silver bead tips (SS-BDTIP2, qty 2) .06-inch Power Pro braided thread (BF28WH06) GS-Hypo cement (GS-HYPO)