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 Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Gold-Plated Brass Beads and Aluminum Chain and Jumprings 

Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Gold-Plated Brass Beads and Aluminum Chain and Jumprings

Necklace

Step 1
String one gold-plated 3mm round bead 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 gold-plated 3mm round bead drop. Repeat to create a total of 117 gold-plated 3mm round bead drops.
Step 2
Using a pair of flush-cutters, cut one 30-inch length of green aluminum 6x4mm curb chain.
Step 3
String one gold-plated 5mm round bead, the center hole on a gold-plated perforated disc (curved side up), and four gold-plated 5mm round beads onto a 1.5-inch headpin. Finish the straight end of the wire with a simple loop.
Step 4
String one gold-plated 3mm round bead onto a 1-inch headpin. Pass the headpin though the first hole on the second row of holes on the gold-plated perforated disc (from the inside of the disc to the top of the disc). Finish the straight end of the wire with a simple loop.

Repeat to attach a total of twelve headpins with gold-plated 3mm round beads onto each of the holes on the second row of holes on the gold-plated perforated disc.
Step 5
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it though the loop on a gold-plated 3mm round bead drop and the loop on the first headpin from Step 4. Repeat to attach a 4mm jumpring and bead drop to the loop on each of the headpins from Step 4.
Step 6
Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it though the 4mm jumpring attached to the first and second headpins from Step 5. Repeat to attach a 6mm jumpring to the third and fourth, fifth and sixth, seventh and eighth, ninth and tenth, and eleventh and twelfth jumprings around the perimeter of the disc.
Step 7
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it though the first 6mm jumpring from Step 6 and a 6mm jumpring. Close the jumpring.
Step 8
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it though the second 6mm jumpring from Step 6 and the 6mm jumpring attached in Step 7. Close the jumpring.

Repeat Step 7 and 8 to attach the third and fourth 6mm jumprings from Step 6 to a 6mm jumpring and the fifth and sixth 6mm jumprings from Step 6 to a 6mm jumpring.
Step 9
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the first 6mm jumpring from Step 7 and an 8mm jumpring. Repeat to attach the second and third 6mm jumprings from Step 7 to the 8mm jumpring.
Step 10
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it though the loop on a gold-plated 3mm round bead drop, the first hole on the outer rim of the gold-plated perforated disc and a 5mm jumpring.

Repeat to attach a 5mm jumpring (first row), a gold-plated 3mm round bead drop, and a 5mm jumpring (second row) to each of the holes on the outer rim of the gold-plated perforated disc.

Continue to attach two more 5mm jumprings creating a chain of four 5mm jumprings ending with a gold-plated 3mm round bead drop on each of the fourteen holes on the gold-plated perforated disc.
Step 11
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it though the jumpring from row 2 on the first chain and second chain and the loop on a gold-plated 3mm round bead drop. Close the jumpring.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it though jumprings from row 2 on the second and third chain and the loop on a gold-plated 3mm round bead drop. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a 5mm jumpring and a gold-plated 3mm round bead drop to the two adjoining jumprings around the perimeter of row 2.
Step 12
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it though the jumpring from row 4 on the first chain and second chain. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a 5mm jumpring to two adjoining jumprings around the perimeter of row 4.
Step 13
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a gold-plated 3mm round bead drop and the jumprings attached in Step 12.
Step 14
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on two gold-plated 3mm round bead drops and the loop on the center headpin attached in Step 3. Close the jumpring. Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a gold-plated 3mm round bead drop and the previous 5mm jumpring in between the two gold-plated 3mm round bead drops.
Step 15
Open a gold-plated 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the toggle bar portion of the clasp and the first link of the 30-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring. Pass the 8mm jumpring on the focal piece onto the chain. Repeat to attach the toggle ring portion of the clasp to last link of the 30-inch length of chain.
Step 16
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the link on the chain 4 inches from the toggle ring clasp and the loop on two gold-plated 3mm round bead drops. Close the jumpring. Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a gold-plated 3mm round bead drop and the previous 5mm jumpring in between the two gold-plated 3mm round bead drops.

Repeat Step 16 to attach jumprings and gold-plated 3mm bead drops to the chain every inch for a total of nine sets. Repeat on the second side of the chain to create a mirror image of the first side of the necklace.

Earrings

Step 1
String one gold-plated 3mm round bead 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 gold-plated 3mm round bead drop. Repeat to create a total of 114 gold-plated 3mm round bead drops.
Step 2
String one gold-plated 5mm round bead, the center hole on a gold-plated perforated disc (curved side up), and four gold-plated 5mm round beads onto a 1.5-inch headpin. Finish the straight end of the wire with a simple loop.
Step 3
String one gold-plated 3mm round bead onto a 1-inch headpin. Pass the headpin though the first hole on the second row of holes on the gold-plated perforated disc (from the inside of the disc to the top of the disc). Finish the straight end of the wire with a simple loop.

Repeat to attach a total of 12 headpins with gold-plated 3mm round beads onto each of the holes on the second row of holes on the gold-plated perforated disc.
Step 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it though the loop on a gold-plated 3mm round bead drop and the loop on the first headpin from Step 4. Repeat to attach a 4mm jumpring and bead drop to the loop on each of the headpins from Step 4.
Step 5
Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it though the 4mm jumpring attached to the first and second headpins from Step 5. Repeat to attach a 6mm jumpring to the third and fourth, fifth and sixth, seventh and eighth, ninth and tenth, and eleventh and twelfth jumprings around the perimeter of the disc.
Step 6
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it though the first 6mm jumpring from Step 5 and a 6mm jumpring. Close the jumpring.
Step 7
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it though the second 6mm jumpring from Step 5 and the 6mm jumpring attached in Step 6. Close the jumpring.

Repeat Steps 6 and 7 to attach the third and fourth 6mm jumprings from Step 6 to a 6mm jumpring and the fifth and sixth 6mm jumprings from Step 6 to a 6mm jumpring.
Step 8
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the first 6mm jumpring from Step 6 and a 6mm jumpring. Repeat to attach the second and third 6mm jumprings from Step 6 to the 6mm jumpring.
Step 9
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it though the loop on a gold-plated 3mm round bead drop, the first hole on the outer rim of the gold-plated perforated disc and a 5mm jumpring.

Repeat to attach a 5mm jumpring (first row), a gold-plated 3mm round bead drop, and a 5mm jumpring (second row) to each of the holes on the outer rim of the gold-plated perforated disc.

Continue to attach two more 5mm jumprings creating a chain of four 5mm jumprings ending with a gold-plated 3mm round bead drop on each of the 14 holes on the gold-plated perforated disc.
Step 10
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it though the jumpring from row 2 on the first chain and second chain and the loop on a gold-plated 3mm round bead drop. Close the jumpring.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it though jumprings from row 2 on the second and third chain and the loop on a gold-plated 3mm round bead drop. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a 5mm jumpring and a gold-plated 3mm round bead drop to the two adjoining jumprings around the perimeter of row 2.
Step 11
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it though the jumpring from row 4 on the first chain and second chain. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a 5mm jumpring to two adjoining jumprings around the perimeter of row 4.
Step 12
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a gold-plated 3mm round bead drop and the jumprings attached in Step 11.
Step 13
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on two gold-plated 3mm round bead drops and the loop on the center headpin attached in Step 3. Close the jumpring. Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a gold-plated 3mm round bead drop and the previous 5mm jumpring in between the two gold-plated 3mm round bead drops.
Step 14
Open the loop on an earwire. Pass it through the top 6mm jumpring from Step 8.
Step 15
Repeat Steps 2 - 14 to create the second earring.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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