After your pendant has cured you are ready to assemble the necklace. Tip: when working with a multi slide lock pendant, I like to keep it clasped so to keep the crimping confusion to a minimum!
The middle strand will hold the pendant. Cut a 22" piece of beading wire and secure one end with a bead stopper or a piece of tape, stringing the following onto the wire, 6mm pearl, 12mm pearl, 6mm pearl, (3) 12mm pearls, 6mm pearl, (3) 12mm pearls, 6mm pearl, (3) 12mm pearls, 6mm pearl, (3) 12mm pearls, 6mm pearl, (3) 12mm pearls, 6mm pearl, (2) 12mm pearls, the pendant and then repeat the pattern backwards ending into a 6mm pearl. Tape the end and set aside.
This will be the bottom strand. Cut a 20" strand of beading wire, secure one end as above and string the following onto the strand: 6mm pearl, (3) 8mm pearls and so on for a total of (17) sets of (3) 8mm pearls, ending in a 6mm pearl. Tape the end and set aside.
This will be the top strand. Cut a 24" piece of beading wire, secure one end as above and string (97) 6mm glass pearls. This time crimp the free end into the top ring on one side of the slid lock clasp, by flat crimping with chain nose pliers.
Crimp the other end into the corresponding loop on the opposite side of the slide lock clasp as above.
Crimp middle strand, the 12mm pearl strand with the pendant into the middle loops of the slide lock clasp as above.
Crimp bottom strand, the 8mm pearl strand into the bottom loops of the slide lock clasp as above to complete the necklace.
Tools and Materials Needed:
6mm Glass Pearl Bead Strand, Crystal Champagne- 2 strands 8mm Glass Pearl Round Bead Strand, Crystal Champagne- 1 strand 12mm Glass Pearl Bead Strand, Crystal Champagne- 1 strand Dome Glass Tile Pendant, 30x40mm- 1pc Gold Plated Glue-on Bail, Large- 1pc Collage Sheet, Mermaids, 30x40mm Oval 3D Crystal Lacquer, 2 Oz Bottle Gold plated 3-strand slide lock clasp, 21mm- 1pc Crimp Beads, Gold Filled, Bag of 50, 2 x 2 mm- 6pc Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018 Bead Stoppers, 6-Pack (optional) Chain Nose Pliers Nipper Tool