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How to create a Pearl And Swarovski Necklace

Create a simple macrame bracelet

Learn how to make a Pearl and Swarovski Necklace.

Create something elegant and iconic that you can cherish for a lifetime. This necklace would complement any outfit, imagine the sparkle and shine it would add to an LBD. Pearls are known for being a staple wedding essential and combining Swarovski bicones adds instant glamour to the necklace. The design inspiration for this piece came from the vision of a mother of the bride this piece was made for a woman of importance. Don’t forget to share your final piece with us via social media, you can find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

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Step One

Take an 80cm length of beading thread, add on a crimp bead then pass through a 5mm jump ring, thread back through the crimp bead, pull to form a small loop and crimp. Add a crimp cover then trim the end of the thread.

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Step Two

Starting and finishing with shell pearls, thread on a 4mm shell pearl, 4mm Swarovski bicone, 4mm shell pearl until you have 39 pearls in total.

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Step Three

Thread on a crimp bead, pass through a 5mm jump ring , back through the crimp, pull to form a small loop and crimp. Add a crimp cover and trim the thread. Set strand aside for later.

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Step Four

Cut 14 x 8cm lengths of wire.

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Step Five

Take a piece of wire and form a wrapped loop at one end.

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Step Six

Thread on 1 x 6mm Swarovski bicone 1 x 6mm shell pearl, 1 x 6mm Swarovski bicone. Make another wrapped loop at the end. Repeat this to make 14 sections.

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Step Seven

Using the 5mm jump rings attach all the sections together, add a jump ring to the 1st and last loop aswell. Set strand aside for later.

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Step Eight

To make the third strand repeat the method in steps 1-3 but using the following threading sequence. Starting and finishing with the shell pearl; 3 x 10mm shell pearl 1 x 8mm Swarovski bicone, 3 x 10mm shell pearl.... and so on until you have 39 shell pearls in total threaded.

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Step Nine

To complete the necklace; Once all 3 strands are made, open one of the 7mm jump rings, add on the end of the 3 strands in ascending order and the round of the toggle clasp. Do the same at the other end keeping the same order.

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