Homage to the Little Black Dress Project

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Using wire cutters, cut one 4-foot length of beading wire. Cut two 26-inch lengths of beading wire.

Strand 1

STEP 2
Add a bead stopper to one end of the 4-foot length of beading wire.

String the following onto the 4-foot length of beading wire: 4mm jet bicone, crystal flower, 4mm jet bicone, crystal flower, 4mm jet bicone, crystal flower, 4mm jet bicone, montée, 4mm jet bicone, crystal flower, 4mm jet bicone, crystal flower, 4mm jet bicone, crystal flower and a 4mm jet bicone.

STEP 3
Pull the beading wire through the lower (open) hole in the montée, passing the wire through then out the top open hole.

Repeat Steps 2 – 3 four more times.

STEP 4
Continue stringing: 4mm jet bicone, crystal flower, 4mm jet bicone, crystal flower, 4mm dark grey crystal pearl and a lava rock bead.
STEP 5
String one 4mm dark grey crystal pearl, 4mm jet bicone, crystal flower, 4mm jet bicone, crystal flower, 4mm jet bicone and a montée.
STEP 6
String one 4mm jet bicone, crystal flower, 4mm jet bicone, crystal flower, 4mm jet bicone, crystal flower and a 4mm jet bicone.
STEP 7
Pull the strand up through bottom open montée hole and out through top open hole.
STEP 8
Repeat Steps 7 – 8 seven more times.
STEP 9
Continue stringing: 4mm jet bicone, crystal flower, 4mm jet bicone, crystal flower, 4mm jet bicone, a crimp bead then a loop on the outside of an end bar. Crimp the crimp bead then trim the excess wire.
STEP 10
Add a crimp bead to the other end of the strand then pass through the outside loop of another end bar. Crimp the crimp bead then trim the wire.

Strand 2

STEP 11
Add a bead stopper to one end of the 26-inch length of beading wire.

String onto one 26-inch length of beading wire: 4mm crystal bicone, black pearl, 4mm crystal bicone, light grey pearl, 4mm crystal bicone and a dark grey pearl. Repeat this pattern eight more times.

STEP 12
Add a crimp bead to one end then pass the beading wire through the middle loop of an end bar. Crimp the crimp bead then trim the wire.

Repeat on the other end of Strand 2.

Strand 3

STEP 13
Add a bead stopper to one end of the 26-inch length of beading wire.

String onto the other 26-inch length of wire an alternating pattern of 3mm jet bicone beads and rice pearls, 42 times.

STEP 14
Add a 4mm crystal AB bicone and a crimp bead to one end. Pass the beading wire through the last open loops on one end bar. Crimp the crimp bead and trim the wire.

Repeat on the other end of Strand 3.

STEP 15
Using a jumpring, attach the toggle ring to the end loop closest to the side of the necklace with the lava bead.
STEP 16
Using a jumpring, attach the toggle bar to the end of a 5-1/2 inch length of chain. Using a jumpring, attach the other end of the chain to the end bar opposite the side with the lava rock bead.
STEP 17
Cut a 15-inch length of organza ribbon. Tie a bow around the jumpring used to connect the toggle ring to the end bar.
The pieces featured in the Gallery of Designs are copyrighted designs and are provided for inspiration only. We encourage you to substitute different colors, products and techniques to make the design your own.
Go here for complete project: Fire Mountain Gems
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