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 Triple-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Sterling Silver, Cloisonné and Marcasite Ladybug Clasp, Sterling Silver Beads and Drops and Swarovski Crystal Beads 

Triple-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Sterling Silver, Cloisonné and Marcasite Ladybug Clasp, Sterling Silver Beads and Drops and Swarovski Crystal Beads
Design Idea B70R Add to Favorites

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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®

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Necklace

Step 1
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the first loop on the ladybug portion of the clasp. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a 5mm sterling silver jumpring to each of the loops on the box portion of the clasp and the insert portion of the clasp.

First Strand

Step 2
Using flush-cutters, cut a 24-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire, one crimp tube and a 1/2 inch piece of French wire. Pass the wire through the first jumpring on the box portion of the clasp and back through the crimp tube leaving one end of the wire approximately one inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the jumpring so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.
Step 3
String onto the beading wire the following components:
  • Two 6mm bicone Siam crystals
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • One 6mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • Two 6mm bicone jet crystals
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • Two 6mm bicone Siam crystals
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • One 6mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • Two 6mm bicone jet crystals
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • One 6mm bicone Siam crystal
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • One 4mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • One 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • One 4mm round Siam crystal
  • One 3mm bicone light Siam crystal
Use a bead stopper to hold beads in place.

Second Strand

Step 4
Using the flush-cutters, cut a 24-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. Repeat Step 2 to attach the beading wire to the second jumpring on the box portion of the clasp.
Step 5
String onto the beading wire the following components:
  • One 6mm bicone jet crystal
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • One 6mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • Two 6mm bicone jet crystals
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • Two 6mm bicone Siam crystals
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • One 6mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • Two 6mm bicone jet crystals
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • Two 6mm bicone Siam crystal
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • One 6mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • Two 6mm round jet crystal
  • One 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver bead
  • One 4mm round Siam crystal
  • One 3mm bicone light Siam crystal
Use the bead stopper to hold beads onto beading wire.

Third Strand

Step 6
Using the flush-cutters, cut a 10-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. Repeat Step 3 to attach the beading wire to the third jumpring on the box portion of the clasp.
Step 7
String onto the beading wire the following components:
  • One 6mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • Two 6mm bicone light Siam crystals
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • Two 6mm bicone jet crystals
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • One 6mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • Two 6mm bicone Siam crystals
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • Two 6mm bicone jet crystals
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • One 6mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • Two 6mm bicone jet crystal
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • Two 6mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • One 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver bead
  • One 4mm round Siam crystal
  • One 3mm bicone light Siam crystal
Step 8
Put a crimp bead over all three of the beading wires. Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the 10-inch wire only.
Step 9
String onto the two remaining wires one 5mm tube sterling silver and marcasite bead and one 16x8mm textured flat round sterling silver bead.
Step 10
String onto one of the beading wires the following components:
  • One 3mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • One 4mm round Siam crystal
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • One 6mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • Two 6mm bicone Siam crystals
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • Two 6mm bicone jet crystals
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • One 6mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • One 6mm bicone Siam crystal
  • One 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver bead
  • One 4mm round Siam crystal
  • One 3mm bicone light Siam crystal
Step 11
String onto the wire one 5mm tube sterling silver and marcasite bead.
Step 12
String onto the wire one 6mm round Siam crystal and two, 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads.

Repeat ten times for a total of eleven sets.
Step 13
String onto the wire one 6mm round Siam crystal and 5mm tube sterling silver and marcasite bead.
Step 14
Repeat Step 10 backwards to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.

Hold with bead stopper.
Step 15
String the second wire through the 5mm tube sterling silver and marcasite bead and one 16x8mm textured flat round sterling silver bead from Step 9.
Step 16
String onto the beading wire the following components:
  • One 3mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • One 4mm round Siam crystal
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • Two 6mm bicone Siam crystals
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • One 6mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • Two 6mm bicone jet crystals
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • Two 6mm bicone Siam crystals
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • One 6mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • One 6mm bicone jet crystal
  • Two 5.5x1mm rondelle sterling silver beads
  • One 4mm round Siam crystal
  • One 3mm bicone light Siam crystal
Step 17
String the beading wire through all the beads from Steps 11 - 13.
Step 18
Repeat Step 16 backwards to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
Step 19
String both wires through one 16x8mm textured flat round sterling silver bead. String one crimp bead onto both beading wires. Slide the last 10-inch piece of beading wire into the crimp bead and into the 16x8mm textured flat round sterling silver bead. Crimp the bead, securing all 3 wires.
Step 20
String on the 5mm tube sterling silver and marcasite bead onto all 3 wires.
Step 21
On one beading wire repeat Step 3 backwards to mirror the first side.
Step 22
On another beading wire repeat Step 5 backwards to mirror the first side.
Step 23
On the third and last beading wire repeat Step 7 backwards to mirror the first side.
Step 24
String onto each wire, one crimp tube and a 1/2 inch piece of French wire. Attach to the clasp in the same order as the first side. Pass the wires through the jumprings on the clasp and back through the crimp tubes leaving one end of the wire approximately one inch long. Pull each crimp tight against the French wire and the jumpring so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube. Place a small amount of adhesive inside each crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tubes. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short ends.

Earrings

Step 1
String one 6mm bicone Siam crystal onto an eyepin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a 6mm bicone Siam crystal link. Repeat to create a second 6mm bicone Siam red crystal link.
Step 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open the loop on a 6mm bicone Siam crystal link. Pass the link through the loop on an earwire. Close the loop.
Step 3
Open the opposite loop on the 6mm bicone Siam crystal link. Pass it through sterling silver 12x10mm teardrop marcasite drop. Close the jumpring.
Step 4
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to create the second earring.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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