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 Lariat-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Acrylic Beads and Silver-Plated Brass Beads  

Lariat-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Acrylic Beads and Silver-Plated Brass Beads
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Esther, Jewelry Designer, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

To learn more about Esther Pollock, read her jewelry artist success story here
Instructions by Maura Buckner, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

: : : Materials : : :

  • Bead, acrylic, light grey with gold/silver/black speckles, 6mm round (36 beads)
  • Bead, acrylic, purple with gold/silver/black speckles, 6mm round (97 beads)
  • Bead, acrylic, purple with gold/silver/black speckles, 17x17mm flat square (2 beads)
  • Bead, acrylic, yellow with gold/silver/black speckles, 17x17mm flat square (3 beads)
  • Bead, acrylic, green with gold/silver/black speckles, 17x17mm flat square (1 bead)
  • Bead, acrylic, grey with gold/silver/black speckles, 23x18mm ridged oval (2 beads)
  • Bead, acrylic, yellow with gold/silver/black speckles, 23x18mm ridged oval (2 beads)
  • Bead, acrylic, purple with gold/silver/black speckles, 29x24mm ridged oval (2 beads)
  • Bead, acrylic, light grey with gold/silver/black speckles, 29x24mm ridged oval (2 beads)
  • Bead, acrylic, green with gold/silver/black speckles, 24x15mm flat marquise (1 bead)
  • Bead, acrylic, pink with gold/silver/black speckles, 24x15mm flat marquise (4 beads)
  • Bead, acrylic, turquoise with gold/silver/black speckles, 24x15mm flat marquise (2 beads)
  • Bead, acrylic, green with gold/silver/black speckles, 25x19mm puffed teardrop (4 beads)
  • Bead, acrylic, turquoise blue with gold/silver/black speckles, 25x19mm puffed teardrop (3 beads)
  • Bead, silver-plated brass, 3mm smooth round (148 beads)
  • Bead, silver-plated brass, 4mm heishi (162 beads)
  • Crimp bead, silver-plated, 2x1.5mm round
  • End cap, silver-plated, string-on style, 10x9mm with hole (2 end caps)
  • Cord cap, silver-plated brass, 8x6mm outside diameter with 5mm inside diameter (2 cord caps)
  • Earwire, silver-plated brass, 17mm flat fishhook with 2mm coil and open loop, 22 gauge (1 pair)
  • Thread, Silkon, bonded nylon, heavyweight #3, purple
  • French wire, silver-plated copper, fine, 0.85mm
  • Wire, Zebra Wire, color-coated copper, silver, 24 gauge
  • Beading wire, Accu-Flex®, clear, 49 strand, 0.019-inch
  • Chain, silver-plated brass, 2.2mm cable
  • Adhesive, Loctite 409 gel adhesive
  • Beading needles, brass, medium-heavy, twisted
  • Bead stoppers 
  • Scissors 
  • Pliers, flush-cutter 
  • Pliers, round-nose 
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • Pliers, crimping 
  • End of Materials List
    Step 1
    Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
    • Two 4-inch lengths of 24 gauge round silver-plated Zebra wire
    • Eight 4-inch lengths of silver-plated 2.2 cable chain

    Tassels

    Step 2
    Using laser scissors, cut ten 10-inch lengths of purple silkon thread. String a beading needle onto one 10-inch length of thread.
    Step 3
    Tie an overhand knot at the end of the thread. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) on the knot (optional).
    Step 4
    String onto the thread the following components:
    • One 3mm round silver-plated bead
    • Six sets of one 6mm round purple and gold acrylic bead and one 4mm heishi silver-plated bead
    • Three sets of one 6mm round light grey and gold acrylic bead and one 4mm heishi silver-plated bead
    • Nine 3mm round silver-plated beads
    Use a bead stopper to hold the beads on the strand.

    Repeat to create ten acrylic bead tassels.
    Step 5
    Match the top of five acrylic bead tassels. Using all five strands, tie an overhand knot at the top of the last 3mm round silver-plated bead to hold the tassels together. Place a small amount of adhesive on the knot.
    Step 6
    Using chain-nose pliers, wrap the end of one 4-inch length of 24 gauge round silver-plated Zebra wire around the base of the knot. Continue to wrap the wire around the knot to hold it securely in place.
    Step 7
    String onto the wire the first link of four 4-inch lengths of silver-plated 2.2 cable chain and one silver-plated end cap. Finish the end with a wrapped loop.
    Step 8
    Repeat Steps 5 - 7 to create the second tassel.

    Necklace

    Step 9
    Using the flush-cutters, cut a 36-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one silver-plated crimp tube, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and the wrapped loop on one tassel. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the wrapped loop, so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) inside the crimp (optional).

    Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.
    Step 10
    String onto the beading wire one 4mm heishi silver-plated bead, one 6mm round purple and gold acrylic bead, and one 4mm heishi silver-plated bead.
    Step 11
    String onto the beading wire one of each of the following components using one 4mm heishi silver-plated bead, one 6mm round purple and gold acrylic bead, and one 4mm heishi silver-plated bead in between each component:
    • One 24x15mm marquise turquoise blue and gold acrylic bead
    • One 17x17mm square green and gold acrylic bead
    • One 23x18mm ridge oval yellow and gold acrylic bead
    • One 17x17mm square purple and gold acrylic bead
    • One 25x19mm teardrop green and gold acrylic
    • One 24x15mm marquise pink and gold acrylic bead
    • One 29x24mm ridge oval purple and gold acrylic bead
    • One 25x19mm teardrop turquoise blue and gold acrylic
    • One 17x17mm square yellow and gold acrylic bead
    • One 25x19mm teardrop green and gold acrylic
    • One 29x24mm ridge oval light grey and gold acrylic bead
    • One 24x15mm marquise pink and gold acrylic bead
    • One 25x19mm teardrop turquoise blue and gold acrylic
    • One 17x17mm square yellow and gold acrylic bead
    • One 24x15mm marquise turquoise blue and gold acrylic bead
    • One 25x19mm teardrop green and gold acrylic
    • One 23x18mm ridge oval light grey and gold acrylic bead
    • One 24x15mm marquise pink and gold acrylic bead
    • One 17x17mm square yellow and gold acrylic bead
    • One 25x19mm teardrop green and gold acrylic
    • One 29x24mm ridge oval purple and gold acrylic bead
    • One 25x19mm teardrop turquoise blue and gold acrylic
    • One 24x15mm marquise pink and gold acrylic bead
    • One 29x24mm ridge oval light grey and gold acrylic bead
    • One 23x18mm ridge oval yellow and gold acrylic bead
    • One 17x17mm square purple and gold acrylic bead
    • One 23x18mm ridge oval light grey and gold acrylic bead
    • One 24x15mm marquise green and gold acrylic bead
    Step 12
    String onto the beading wire one 4mm heishi silver-plated bead, one 6mm round purple and gold acrylic bead, and one 4mm heishi silver-plated bead.
    Step 13
    String one crimp and 1/2 inch of French wire onto the beading wire. Pass the beading wire through the wrapped loop on the second tassel and back through crimp, then pull the wire snugly so the crimp and the French wire are closer to the loop. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the first part of the necklace. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

    Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim excess wire from the end.

    Earrings

    Step 1
    Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
    • Two 4-inch lengths of 24 gauge round silver-plated Zebra wire
    • Four 2-inch lengths of silver-plated 2.2 cable chain
    Step 2
    Using laser scissors, cut six 8-inch lengths of purple silkon thread. String a beading needle onto one 8-inch length of thread.
    Step 3
    Tie an overhand knot at the end of the thread. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) on the knot (optional).
    Step 4
    String onto the thread the following components:
    • One 3mm round silver-plated bead
    • Three sets of one 6mm round purple and gold acrylic bead and one 4mm heishi silver-plated bead
    • One 6mm round light grey and gold acrylic bead
    • One 4mm heishi silver-plated bead
    • Seven 3mm round silver-plated beads
    Use a bead stopper to hold the beads on the strand.

    Repeat to create six acrylic bead tassels.
    Step 5
    Match the top of three acrylic bead tassels. Using all three strands, tie an overhand knot at the top of the last 3mm round silver-plated bead to hold the tassels together. Place a small amount of adhesive on the knot.
    Step 6
    Using chain-nose pliers, wrap the end of one 4-inch length of 24 gauge round silver-plated Zebra wire around the base of the knot. Continue to wrap the wire around the knot to hold it securely in place.
    Step 7
    String onto the wire the first link of two 2-inch lengths of silver-plated 2.2 cable chain and one silver-plated cord cap. Finish the end with a wrapped loop.
    Step 8
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and round-nose pliers, open the loop on an earwire. Pass the loop on the earwire through the wrapped loop on the tassel. Close the loop.
    Step 9
    Repeat Steps 5 - 8 to create the second earring.
    : : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''How To Crimp a Crimp Bead/Crimp Tube'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Making a Wrapped Loop and Double-Wrapped Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Using French Wire with Accu-Flex® Professional Quality Beading Wire'' how-to video and instructions
  • ''Knots Tutorial'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Secrets to using Bead Caps'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Bead Stopper™, How-To'' how-to video
  • End of Additional Resources

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