Lapis Jade Necklace
Designer Damien Shay

Materials

Soft Flex Wire, Lapis Dark Blue .019 Diameter - 19"
Lapis Simple Cut Nugget Bead - 13 pcs (various sizes)
5mm Lapis Rondelle Bead - 12 pcs
3x4mm Yellow Jade Tube Bead - 12 pcs
2x2mm Silver Filled Crimp Tube - 2 pcs
1x1mm Silver Filled Crimp Tube - 2 pcs
Silver Clasp or Toggle - 1 set

Tools

Regular Crimper
Micro Crimper
Cutter
Round Nose Pliers
Bead Stopper

Instructions

Finished Size: 18"

Step 1:
Cut a 19" length of .019 diameter Soft Flex Wire in Lapis Dark Blue color and attach a bead stopper to one end. String these beads on the wire in the following order: 2 Jade Tubes, 3 Lapis Rondelles, 2 Jade Tubes, 3 Lapis Rondelles, and 2 Jade Tubes.



Step 2:
Next string 13 Lapis Nugget beads. Then string the beads listed in Step One, in the same order.





Step 3: Add a 1x1mm crimp tube to each side. Make sure both ends of the wire are equal and attach a bead stopper to the ends of the wire. Adjust the beads so that they are centered with the same amount of wire on each side of the beads. Make sure each 1x1mm crimp tube is next to the last bead on each side and crimp using the Micro Crimping Pliers. Click here for step by step instructions on how to crimp.



Step 4: Remove the bead stopper and add a 2x2mm crimp tube to one end of the wire. Then string half of the clasp or toggle and take the end of the wire and string it back through the crimp tube. Crimp using the regular crimping pliers. Click here for step by step instructions on how to crimp. Next use the cutter and trim the excess wire flush to the crimp tube making sure not to cut the side of the wire with the stringed beads. On the other end of the wire, string a 2x2mm crimp tube and the other half of the clasp, then follow the same directions to crimp and trim.






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