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  Crystal Choker Necklace

 
By: Katie Hacker
Techniques: Weaving and Crimping  
Skill Level: Beginner
Materials: 
Necklace – 16"
•.018" diameter satin copper 19-strand beading wire 
•Copper 10mm Artistic Wire Mesh 
•26-gauge copper Artistic Wire 
•4 copper #1 crimp beads 
•4 copper crimp covers 
•Silver 2-strand slide clasp 
•125 smoked topaz 6mm rounds SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
•12 light Colorado topaz 8mm rondelles SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
Tools: 
•Standard Crimping Tool
•Mighty Crimping Tool 
•Wire Cutters

Tip: Even though the stitch is called double-needle weave, you don't need to use a needle when weaving with Beadalon wire. If you substitute beads, just make sure the holes are large enough to accommodate two strands of wire.


: DWCRYSTALCHOKERNECKLACE
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Instructions
 

Step #1

Cut two 36" lengths of beading wire.

Step #2

Pass one wire end through a crimp bead, a loop on the clasp and back into the crimp and use a standard crimping tool to crimp the crimp bead.

Step #3

Place a crimp cover over the crimp and use a mighty crimping tool to close it.

Step #4

Repeat Steps 4-5 to attach the other 36" wire to the other loop on the same half of the clasp.

Step #5

Pass one wire through a smoked topaz and a light Colorado topaz bead.

Step #6

Pass the other wire through a smoked topaz bead and through the opposite end of the same light Coloradao topaz bead from Step 5.

Step #7

Pass each wire through a smoked topaz bead, then pass the wires through opposite ends of another smoked topaz bead. Repeat this step two more times.

Step #8

Pass each wire through a smoked topaz bead, then pass the wires through opposite ends of a light Colorado topaz bead. 

Step #9

Repeat the weaving pattern ten more times.

Step #10

Pass each wire through a smoked topaz bead and use a crimp bead to attach the wires to the corresponding loops on the clasp.

Step #11

Pass the end of piece of copper mesh through a loop on the clasp and fold it against itself. 

Step #12

Coil a short length of copper wire around the folded wire to secure it. 

Step #13

Weave the copper mesh through the beading pattern, going over and under the beads in the center row. Repeat Steps 11-12 to attach the copper mesh at the opposite end. Cut off any extra mesh.



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