Beading / Jewelry

Tutti Fruitti Necklace

By  Katie Hacker  for  Beadalon

Embrace a fresh spring color palette with this multiple strand illusion necklace. Crinkled metallic beading wire gives the crystals extra sparkle and adds texture to this eye-catching design.

  • Closeup View
  • Tutti Fruitti Necklace


  • Beadalon Silver Crinkle Beading Wire, .015”, 114” length
  • Swarovski Crystal Components: Aquamarine Bicones, 4mm, seven; Indicolite Bicones, 6mm, six; Topaz AB Rounds, 6mm, four; Light Topaz Cubes, 6mm, six; Padparadscha Rounds, 8mm, four; Pacific Opal Cubes, 8mm, seven
  • Beadalon Silver 3-loop Slide Clasp
  • Beadalon Silver Crimp Beads: #1, 60; #2, six
  • Beadalon Silver Round Crimp Covers, 5mm, six


  • Standard crimping tool
  • Wire cutters
  • EZ-Crimp or Mighty Crimping Tool
  • Size
  • 1. Size is 18" long.
  • Necklace
  • 1. Cut beading wire into six equal lengths.
  • 2. Hold two wires together as one and thread through #2 crimp bead and upper loop on clasp.
  • 3. Pass wire back through crimp bead and use standard crimping tool to crimp bead.
  • 4. Place crimp cover over crimp bead and use EZ-Crimp tool to close it.
  • 5. On one wire, leave 2-3/4" and attach #1 crimp bead, pass wire through an Indicolite crystal and attach another crimp bead to secure. Attach five more Indcolite bead units, 2" apart, on wire.
  • 6. On other wire, leave 3" and use crimps to attach a Light Topaz crystal. Attach five more Light Topaz bead units, 2" apart on wire.
  • 7. Repeat Steps 2-4 to attach a set of wires to center loop on clasp.
  • 8. On one wire, leave 2-3/4" and use crimps to attach a Pacific Opal crystal. Attach six more Pacific Opal beads, 2-3/4" apart, on wire.
  • 9. On another wire, leave 5" and use crimps to attach a Padparadscha crystal. Attach three more Padparadscha beads, 3" apart, on wire.
  • 10. Repeat Steps 2-4 to attach a set of wires to lower loop on clasp.
  • 11. On one wire, leave 3" and use crimps to attach an Aquamarine crystal. Attach six more Aquamarine crystals, 1-3/4" apart, on wire.
  • 12. On other wire, leave 4" and use crimps to attach a Topaz crystal. Attach three more Topaz crystals, 3" apart, on wire.
  • Tip
  • 1. Other pretty color combinations to try: pink/purple/red; copper/sage/ emerald; blue/gray/cream.