Three Strands of Beads Necklace Jewelry Making Project       Page 9

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Pearl Beads in 3 Strand Beaded Necklace Jewelry Making Project Step 13Step 13:  In stringing this necklace, the pattern is five 6mm beads separated by size 6 seed beads, then a 3 hole spacer bar wire component.  Starting with strand one on the top at right, after the crimp bead was successfully crimped closed, you would add a 6mm bead, a size 6 seed bead, a 6mm bead and a size 6 seed bead until you added the fifth 6mm bead.  For the middle strand, you can replace the third 6mm bead with a contrasting color bead as we have shown above right.  Once you have added five 6mm beads on each of the three strands you are ready to add the 3 hole spacer bar finding that we made.  Because of the way that we made these findings, the spacer bar finding is thicker in the center than on either end.  This can cause the middle strand of beads to be slightly longer than the two outer strands.  This will not show when being worn, but can show when the necklace is laid flat.  You can do one of three things here -- 1.Step 14 to 3 Strand Beaded Necklace Jewelry Making Project you can completely ignore this and it won't show when the necklace is worn, 2. you can add a single seed bead to strand 1 & 3 just prior to the spacer bar or 3. you can delete the seed beads on either side of the middle bead of the five 6mm beads in the middle strand (strand 2).

Step 14:  You will need to add 8 segments of five 6mm beads followed by a spacer bar and the 9th segment will be followed by the end wire component that we made earlier.  With the 9th segment you first string the crimp bead, then thread your bead stringing wire through one of the holes in the end wire component and finally string the wire back through the crimp bead.  Pull the wire snug and if possible thread the wire back through the closest 6mm bead.  Once the wire is snugly in place, crimp the three crimp beads closed and cut the excess bead stringing wire.  At this point you should have a segment of beads about 14 inches long with the end loop 3 Strand Beaded Necklace Jewelry Making Project Step 15of a 2-1 connector on either side. 

Step 15:  Now we are ready to add a clasp to one end of the strand of beads.  Using a jump ring, open the jump ring and connect it between your clasp and the end loop in one of the 2-1 connectors.  Once the connection is completed, then close the jump ring. 

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