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(source: http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2010/02/twist-top-snowflake-box.html)
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(source: http://ginusbaby3.blogspot.hu/)

Multi-strand Statement Necklace

1105

SUPPLIES:

your choice of beads, lots of pretty beads
wire cutters, small pliers, and crimp pliers
soft flex beading wire
18 crimp beads
26 open jump rings
two 9 hole end bars
large toggle clasp
tape
felt (or the like)

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Measure your neck to see how long your necklace should be.
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Start by cutting your Soft Flex wire, add at least 8″ to your neck measurement… you will need extra wire to work with while beading. Cut 9 wires; one for each end bar hole.
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Assembling the necklace
Start by adding jump rings to your end bars; these will hold all your bead strands. Make sure to completely close each jump ring with your pliers. Complete both end bars.SomethingTurquoise_DIY_Statement_Necklace_Bridal_0006
The next step is to form a jump ring chain to add each piece of the toggle clasp to each end bar. The more jump rings you add, the easier operating with the clasp will be.
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Now add each of your cut pieces of Soft Flex to one end bar.
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Add all nine pieces of Soft Flex to one end bar.
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Start beading each of your Soft Flex wires! You should bead at least the amount that you measured earlier… if not a little more just in case. When braiding and wrapping the strands, you will need a little slack.
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When you are finished with each strand, tape it off so you won’t loose your beads.
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Finish all your strands.
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And now the twist!
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The next step is to finish the necklace. Start in the middle and work out. Carefully remove the tape from the middle bead strand, add a crimp bead, and then thread through the appropriate jump ring…
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Then thread back through the jump ring and pull the strand tight, making sure there is no slack throughout the entire strand. There is nothing worse then a gap in the strand! Then crimp the bead and trim the excess wire.
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Keep crimping and moving along through the strands until complete. Carefully cut off excess Soft Flex, making sure not to cut what the beads are strung on!
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FINISHED ~ and gorgeous!

(source: http://somethingturquoise.com/)