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 Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Gold-Plated Drops and Focals, Mountain "Jade" Cabochons and Seed Beads 

Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Gold-Plated Drops and Focals, Mountain "Jade" Cabochons and Seed Beads
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Rose, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

To learn more about Rose Wingenbach, 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
Mix five minute epoxy as directed by the manufacturer. Place a thin layer of epoxy around the back edge of a 25x18mm bezel cup. Press five 15x8mm 3-row filigree findings into the epoxy. Let the epoxy set. Repeat to create six 25x18mm bezel cups with five filigree findings and six 16x12mm bezel cups with three filigree findings.
Step 2
Place a thin layer of epoxy around the inside edge of a 25x18mm bezel cup from Step 1. Press one green mountain ''jade'' 25x18mm cabochon into the epoxy. Let the epoxy set. Repeat to create six 25x18mm bezel cups with green mountain ''jade'' 25x18mm cabochons and six 16x12mm bezel cups with red mountain ''jade'' 16x12mm cabochons.
Step 3
String one gold-plated 2.5mm round bead and two brick red seed beads onto a 1-inch headpin. 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 brick red seed bead drop. Repeat to create 18 brick red seed bead drops.
Step 4
Using flush-cutters, cut two 2-inch lengths and one 4-1/2 inch length of gold-plated 4.8x3.3mm chain.
Step 5
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the hook portion of the clasp and the first link of a 2-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring.

Continue to connect the following components using a 4mm jumpring in between each component:
  • Three gold-plated 38x18mm filigree teardrops (loop end first)
  • One 4-1/2 inch length of gold-plated 4.8x3.3mm chain
  • Three gold-plated 38x18mm filigree teardrops (bottom end first)
  • One 2-inch length of gold-plated 4.8x3.3mm chain
  • Eye portion of the clasp
Step 6
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the 5th link on the 4-1/2 inch length chain and the loop on a 16x12mm red mountain ''jade'' drop. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a 16x12mm red mountain ''jade'' drop to the 11th, 17th, 23rd, 29th and the 35th link on the chain.
Step 7
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the bottom center loop on the filigree finding on the first 16x12mm red mountain ''jade'' drop and the loop on a 15x18mm green mountain ''jade'' drop. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a 25x18mm green mountain ''jade'' drop to the bottom of each 16x12mm red mountain ''jade'' drop.
Step 8
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the second loop on the right on the first 16x12mm red mountain ''jade'' drop and the second loop on the left on the second 16x12mm red mountain ''jade'' drop. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach the third loops on the first and second 16x12mm red mountain ''jade'' drops.

Repeat to attach the second and third loops on all of the adjoining 16x12mm red mountain ''jade'' drops across the necklace.
Step 9
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the fourth loop on the right on the first 25x18mm green mountain ''jade'' drop and the fourth loop on the left of the second 25x18mm green mountain ''jade'' drop. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach the fourth loops on all of the adjoining 25x18mm green mountain ''jade'' drops across the necklace.
Step 10
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through three brick red seed bead drops and the seventh loop on the first 25x18mm green mountain ''jade'' drop. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach three brick red seed bead drops to the seventh, eighth and ninth loop on the bottom of each of the 25x18mm green mountain ''jade'' drops.

Repeat to attach three brick red seed bead drops to the first heart-shaped loop on the outer edge of the first gold-plated 38x18mm filigree teardrop. Repeat to attach three brick red seed bead drops to the first, second, third and fourth heart-shaped loops on the outer edge of each of the gold-plated 38x18mm filigree teardrops on both sides of the necklace.

Earrings

Step 1
Mix five minute epoxy as directed by the manufacturer. Place a thin layer of epoxy around the back edge of a 25x18mm bezel cup. Press five 15x8mm 3-row filigree findings into the epoxy. Let the epoxy set. Repeat to create two 25x18mm bezel cups with five filigree findings and two 16x12mm bezel cups with three filigree findings.
Step 2
Place a thin layer of epoxy around the inside edge of a 25x18mm bezel cup from Step 1. Press one green mountain ''jade'' 25x18mm cabochon into the epoxy. Let the epoxy set. Repeat to create two 25x18mm bezel cups with green mountain ''jade'' 25x18mm cabochons and two 16x12mm bezel cups with red mountain ''jade'' 16x12mm cabochons.
Step 3
String one gold-plated 2.5mm round bead and two brick red seed beads onto a 1-inch headpin. 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 brick red seed bead drop. Repeat to create eighteen brick red seed bead drops.
Step 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a 16x12mm red mountain ''jade'' drop and the loop on an earstud. Close the jumpring.
Step 5
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the bottom center loop on a 16x12mm red mountain ''jade'' drop and the loop on a 25x18mm green mountain ''jade'' drop. Close the jumpring.
Step 6
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through three brick red seed bead drops and the seventh loop on a 25x18mm green mountain ''jade'' drop. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach three brick red seed bead drops to the seventh, eighth and ninth loops on the bottom of the 25x18mm green mountain ''jade'' drop.
Step 7
Attach earnut with comfort clutch.
Step 8
Repeat Repeat Steps 4 - 7 to create the second earring.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Glues'' how-to video and instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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