Crystazzi 3 Strand Light Green & Gold Pearl Necklace
This fresh combination takes pearls from classic to fashion forward! The substantial 3 strand design is gathered into a dramatic cluster of crystals and pearls at the center focal point. Although not your typical white pearls, this soft gold tone paired with a lively green is a surprisingly wearable neutral accessory that will radiate youthful appeal.
- Note: This list has approximate amounts needed for the components since it is a somewhat random design. Your creation may vary slightly from that shown.
- Sterling Elegance (sterling silver):
- 3mm Round Bead, 26 pc
- 7x13mm Lobster Clasp, 1 pc
- Crimps, 6 pc
- 6mm Closed Jump Ring, 1 pc
- 6mm Open Jump Rings, 6 pc
- Ball Head Pins, 35 pc
- Eye Pins, 3 pc
- Crystazzi Crystals & Pearls:
- 4mm Light Green Bicones, 95 pc
- 6mm Light Green Bicones, 38 pc
- 8mm Light Green Rounds, 22 pc
- 6mm Light Gold Round Pearl, 108 pc
- 8mm Light Gold Round Pearl, 15 pc
- Silver Beading Wire
- Wire Cutters
- Round Nose Pliers
- Needle Nose Pliers or Crimping Pliers
Cut a 26-inch piece of beading wire. Use a crimp to attach one end to the 6mm closed jump ring. Click to see crimping technique.
Thread onto the wire an 8mm pearl and then the bead set A: 5-4mm bicones, 3mm silver round, 6mm bicone, 3mm silver round. Repeat bead set A 2 more times. Thread on 5-4mm bicones and 3-8mm pearls. Continue threading 3 more bead set A, 5-4mm bicones, 3-8mm pearls, 3 bead set A, 5-4mm bicones and 2-8mm pearls.
Use a crimp to secure this strand to a 6mm (open) jump ring. This finishes the shortest (top) strand of the necklace.
Cut a 28-inch piece of beading wire. Use a crimp to attach one end to the 6mm closed jump ring under the first strand.
Thread onto the 2nd wire: 11-6mm pearls and bead set B: 4mm bicone, 6mm bicone, 8mm light green round, 6mm bicone, 4mm bicone, 3mm silver round, 4mm bicone, 6mm bicone, 3-6mm pearls, 6mm bicone, 4mm bicone, 3mm silver round, 4mm bicone, 6mm bicone and an 8mm light green round. Continue by threading 11-6mm pearls, bead set B, 11-6mm pearls and bead set B (omitting the last 7 beads).
Use a crimp to secure the end to the other 6mm jump ring below the first strand and this finishes the middle strand.
Cut a 30-inch piece of beading wire. Use a crimp to attach one end to the 6mm closed jump ring below the first 2 strands.
Thread onto the third wire: 3-6mm pearls, an 8mm pearl, 5-6mm pearls and bead set C: 8mm light green round, 2-4mm bicones, 8mm light green round, 5-6mm pearls, 8mm pearl, 5-6mm pearls, 8mm light green round, 6mm bicone, 8mm light green round, 5-6mm pearls, 8mm pearls and 5-6mm pearls. Repeat bead set C once more and finish with 4mm bicone, 8mm light green round, 4mm bicone and 5-6mm pearls.
Use a crimp to secure the end to the jump ring below the first 2 strands.
Open the jump ring and attach the lobster clasp to the end.
The cluster pendant is a more artistic process, so this is presented as the general guidelines to achieve the cluster effect and we give you a photo for general reference. However, this is a technique where you may decide to give your cluster a slightly different look, whether the length is different or how densely packed, it is up you.
Place a 6mm open jump ring in the center point of all 3 strands. Use 2 more jump rings to connect between these 3 and form a central chain link. This is the foundation that will be embellished with loads of bead links and drops.
Create 3 links by using a random combination of a pearl and a bicone on an eye pin and finished with a simple top loop. Click to see technique for making loop. Place the 3 beaded links on the bottom jump ring. Make 3 random drops with simple loops to place on the bottom of each beaded link. (See photo for bead suggestions.)
For the other 4 jump rings, they will be loaded with as many drops as you can fit. Make about 28 random drops consisting of 2 bead groupings as well as just 1 bead alone. Use any of the bicones, silver beads and pearls to create the drops. Begin by placing the larger size drops first since these will take the most space, then fill in the smaller gaps with the smaller bead drops. Arrange and continue filling the cluster until you have the desired effect.
Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.