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 To make the Floating Crystal Necklace design you need nine rectangular faceted crystals.

These are smoked with an AB finish and they're eight millimeters by four millimeters by four millimeters. Then you need ten faceted crystal rondelles. These are clear also with the AB finish and they're three millimeters by two millimeters. Then you need 20 of these faceted crystal rondelles in silver. They're a little bit smaller. They're two millimeters by one millimeter. To put it all together. We're going to use 19-strand bead stringing wire in silver. That's what we're building our necklace on and we're going to put the beads in place and have them stay in place using crimp tubes or crimp beads. And these are number one size and silver. They come in this little tube, but they're these tiny little crimp beads. For tools you need chain-nose pliers, wire cutters, and a ruler and to finish the ends you need a lobster clasp with a jump ring and two clamshell bead tips. To get started we went ahead and cut a 20-inch piece of our bead stringing wire with our wire cutters.


Jewelry gold necklace set design images
Necklace set design images

 The first thing we're going to do is slide a bead, one of our rectangle beads, onto the bead stringing wire. And we're going to slide it down to the middle of the necklace and to find that the middle of the necklace I'm just going to match up my ends like this. Then I'm going to slide my bead down so that it's right in the center of my bead stringing wire. And then I'm just gonna lay this out gently and make sure that that bead stays right where I've got it and I'm gonna put on my first crimp bead and that's going to hold that bead right in the center for us. So I'm going to take a crimp bead and these crimp beads are teeny-tiny so I end up, you know, dropping a few while I'm working. So it's always good to have a few extras on hand. But I'm just going to feed that bead stringing wire straight up into that crimp bead and now I can slide that crimp bead down right next to my bead and then I'm going to pick it up, holding the necklace or the bead in place so that it stays in the center and I'm going to use my chain nose pliers, and I'm just going to reach in grasp that crimp bead and I'm going to flatten it right on to my bead stringing wire.
Jewelry gold necklace set design images
Necklace set design images

 And as I'm flattening it I'm making sure not to bend my pliers at all because this bead stringing wire will kink and you don't want to create any kinks in your necklace.

 So now one side of our bead is nice and secure and what I want to do is do the same thing on the other side to keep my bead in place. So I'm going to grab another one of my crimp beads here and slide it on and these crimp beads really are the magic of this whole necklace. They're what hold the beads in place and give it that floating sort of magical look and make it like an illusion necklace. So again, I'm going to reach in and crimp this bead, but first I want to make sure that my bead is slid all the way up next to my other and that way there won't be any slack. So the bead won't slide around. So I'm really just using gravity for that and I'm gonna reach in and flatten that other crimp on the other side. And now that bead is nice and secure right in the center of our necklace and we can start building out from there. So we want to have 10 millimeters between each one of our little bead sections so we're going to measure from crimp bead to crimp bead. And what I like to do is just pick any section of my ruler and use 10 millimeters. I'm going to mostly go from the 12 millimeter mark to the 13 millimeter mark. Just because it's right here in the middle of my ruler.

Jewelry gold necklace set design images
Necklace set design images

So to do that I can take my crimp bead and put it right on the 12 and I know that I want my next crimp bead to go right where that 13 is and what that will do is create the same spacing throughout the necklace. So I'm going to slide on my next crimp bead and I'm let that slide down and then I'm going to measure from my 12 to my 13 and that'll be my proper spacing. And I'm going to grab on to the bead stringing wire holding that crimp bead in place and I'm going to flatten that crimp bead using my chain-nose pliers just like I did before. And now I'm ready to slide on my next little section of beads. And this next little section of beads we're using the smaller silver rondelle, followed by our larger clear crystal rondelle and this will just create a little cluster, like a little component, and then another of our silver smaller rondelles. So there are three little beads like that. And now I just want to follow that with a crimp bead and that will hold those three beads together in that little cluster. There's my crimp bead and I'm just going to let that fall down into place like that and again, I'm going to let gravity do a little bit of work here for me and make all of those beads fall together with the crimp on the top there. 
Jewelry gold necklace set design images
Necklace set design images

And then I'm just gonna reach in with my chain-nose pliers and flatten that crimp bead on my bead stringing wire.

 And you can see already that I've got two sections on my bead stringing wire and they're not moving. And it looks super cool already which is very exciting. So before I measure this time just to make this go a little faster. I'm going to slide on my next crimp bead and have it slide down and now I'm going to measure where I want that to go again. I'll measure crimp bead to crimp bead, which is I'm doing 12 millimeters to 13 millimeters. I'm going to hold that in place and crimp that bead right on the wire with my chain-nose pliers. And it's time to add our rectangle bead again to get our pattern going. So there's our rectangle bead and I'm just going to follow that with another crimp bead. And you'll see that that's the pattern, It's just going to go rectangle bead and then our little cluster of three rondelles with a crimp bead on either side of each little component and that's gonna hold them in place. So I'm just going to continue with this pattern. I'm going to measure each time between the crimp beads so that I've got ten millimeters from crimp bead to crimp bead and I'm going to make sure that I'm going back and forth between these two components that we have here, the rectangle bead and little cluster, and I want to make sure I've got the same number of beads on each side of my center bead and then I'll show you how to finish the ends.

Jewelry gold necklace set design images
Necklace set design images

 I finished beading the bead stringing wire adding all of my rectangle beads and my rondelle beads with little crimp beads on either side and now I'm ready to finish the ends. And to do that I'm going to take a clamshell bead tip and slide it onto the wire. First let me show you what the clamshell bead tip is. If you don't already know a clamshell bead tip is like this little clam finding and it's you can see it's a clam shape. It's got a little hole in the bottom and ours has an open loop. And what that does, you'll actually see what it does, is kind of magical, it helps us finish the ends really easily. So I'm going to slide my bead stringing wire up inside that clamshell bead tip, and I'm actually just gonna let my clamshell bead tip fall. And now we're going to add a crimp bead and the crimp bead is what's going to make this clamshell bead tip stay in place and help us finish our necklace. I'm going to slide that on might be its training wire. And then I want to crimp the crimp bead onto the bead stringing wire in the same way I've been doing which is with ten millimeters in between from crimp to crimp. So I'm gonna measure just ignoring my clam shell bead tip there. I'm gonna measure from crimp bead to crimp bead. So that's where we want it. So I'm gonna hold that in place and I'm gonna go ahead and crimp that on my bead stringing wire. Just like that.
Jewelry gold necklace set design images
Necklace set design images


 And before I slide the clam shell feed tip up, I'm gonna go ahead and trim the wire right next to my crimped bead, my crimp bead.

 And bead stringing wire is a little bit hard to cut with these fine wire cutters. But there we go that part. Now I'm going to take my clamshell bead tip and slide it up and over that crimp bead so the crimp bead is sort of nestled inside the clam. And I'm going to use my chain-nose pliers to very gently close the clam shell over that crimp bead just like that. And because it's got an opening inside you can smash it pretty easily. So be careful, just be kind of gentle, so you don't ding the sides of the clamshell bead tip. The clinch I'll beat it. And now I want to add my little lobster clasp to the end here. So I'm going to slide that on my open loop, just like that. And then I'm going to use my chain-nose pliers again to just rotate that loop closed just like that. And if you're worried at all about your ends opening or the clamshell bead tip and the crimp bead inside, you can always add a dab of glue inside the clamshell on top of the crimp bead. You also can add a dab of glue there where it just connected that loop. But we've never had a problem with these opening. So there's one end done and now I'm going to repeat that on the other end of my wire. So I'm going to start by feeding the bead stringing wire up into the bottom of my clamshell.
Jewelry gold necklace set design images
Necklace set design images


 Oops I missed, there we go like that. And I'll let that just fall down next to my beads. And I'll take my crimp bead and slide that on next. And these crimp beads by the way come in lots of different metal finishes. You can find them in gold in an antique bronze and so you really can have fun with this design and use any beads you want and any metal finish you want. So I'm going to measure from crimp bead to crimp bead again. For my, I've been doing for my 12 to my 13 and I'm just gonna hold that in place and I'm going to use my chain-nose pliers to flatten that crimp bead just like we've been doing all along. Then I'll use my wire cutters to trim. There we go. And then I can slide my clamshell bead tip right up and over my crimp bead and what that does is it sort of hides the crimp bead inside and it also gives us the little loop that will help us finish the ends. So closing that clamshell bead tip with my chain-nose pliers, just gently pressing it closed. And now I can feed on the other side of my clasp which is just a jump ring, large jump ring. And I can use my chain-nose pliers to rotate that loop closed. Just like that. And now the other end is nice and finished and you can just clasp it put the lobster clasp right into my little jump ring like that and there you have a finished beautiful Floating Crystal Necklace. 


Jewelry gold necklace set design images
Necklace set design images


Jewelry gold necklace set design images
Necklace set design images



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