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 Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Chrysoprase Gemstone Beads, Rainbow Flourite Gemstone Beads and Brass Components 

Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Chrysoprase Gemstone Beads, Rainbow Flourite Gemstone Beads and Brass Components
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Jamie, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

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

: : : Materials : : :

  • Bead, chrysoprase, 4mm round (15 beads)
  • Bead, chrysoprase, 8mm round (18 beads)
  • Bead, light amethyst, 8x6mm-10x8mm faceted teardrop (3 beads)
  • Bead, rainbow fluorite, 14x10mm carved oval (3 beads)
  • Bead, rainbow fluorite, 24x16mm carved oval (4 beads)
  • Bead, antiqued gold-plated brass, 8mm filigree round (4 beads)
  • Charm, brass, 20mm single-sided flat round ''Tree of Life'' (2 charms)
  • Component, brass, 24mm single-sided fancy flat round (1 component)
  • Drop, brass, 28x25mm single-sided rectangle with 23x20mm non-calibrated cabochon setting (2 drops)
  • Focal, brass, 38x32mm single-sided sparrow (1 focal)
  • Focal, brass, 45x41mm single-sided flat leaf with pressed abstract design and 1.75mm hole (1 focal)
  • Focal, brass, 52x39mm double-sided flat hexagon blank (1 focal)
  • Washer, brass, 7mm single-sided flat round flower with pressed petal design and 1.4mm hole (3 washers)
  • Washer, brass, 9.5mm double-sided flat round blank with 1.5mm hole (1 washer)
  • Brad, brass, 7x4mm flat head, 16 gauge (5 brads)
  • Bead cap, brass, 9x4mm flower, fits 8-10mm bead (12 bead caps)
  • Headpin, antiqued gold-plated brass, 1-inch, 24 gauge (9 headpins)
  • Eyepin, antiqued gold-plated brass, 1-1/4 inch, 24 gauge (31 eyepins)
  • Jumpring, antiqued brass-plated steel, 5mm round, 21 gauge (59 jumprings)
  • Jumpring, antiqued gold-plated brass, 6mm round, 20 gauge (48 jumprings)
  • Clasp, toggle, antiqued gold-plated ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 12mm smooth round (1 clasp)
  • Earwire, antiqued brass-plated steel, 19mm with ball and coil, 22 gauge (2 earwires)
  • Chain, antiqued brass-plated steel, 5x3mm patterned cable link
  • Wire, Zebra Wire, color-coated brass, gold, round, 20 gauge
  • Pliers, hole-punch, EURO TOOL, 1.8mm punch
  • Pliers, flush-cutter 
  • Pliers, round-nose 
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • Pliers, flat-nose 
  • End of Materials List

    Necklace

    Step 1
    Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
    • Seven 3-1/2 inch lengths of gold-colored copper Zebra Wire™
    • Four 3/4 inch lengths and two 2-link lengths of antiqued brass-plated cable chain
    Step 2
    String one 4mm round chrysoprase bead onto a 1-1/4 inch eyepin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the eyepin.

    Repeat to create the following:
    • Fifteen 4mm round chrysoprase beading links
    • Twelve 8mm round chrysoprase beading links using one 9x4mm flower bead cap, one 8mm round chrysoprase bead and one 1-1/4 inch eyepin
    • Four 8mm round antique gold-plated filigree beading links using one 8mm round antiqued gold-plated filigree bead and one 1-1/4 inch eyepin
    • Three 10mm faceted teardrop amethyst bead drops using one 10mm faceted teardrop amethyst bead and one 1-inch headpin, doubling the simple loop
    Step 3
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a wrapped loop on the straight end of a 3-1/2 inch length of wire. String one 24x16mm carved oval rainbow fluorite bead onto the wire. Finish the wire with a wrapped loop. Repeat to create four 24x16mm carved oval rainbow fluorite wrapped beading links.

    Repeat to create three 14x10mm carved oval rainbow fluorite wrapped beading links using one 14x10mm rainbow fluorite carved oval and one 3-1/2 inch length of wire.
    Step 4
    Using a steel hole punch, punch a hole 3/8 inch down and 1/8 inch to the left of the top right hand side of a 52x39mm hexagon vintage link.

    Repeat to punch one hole 1-inch down from the top right hole and one hole a 1/2 inch to the left of the top right hand side of a 52x39mm hexagon vintage link.

    Repeat to punch a fourth hole 1-inch below the top left hole.

    Repeat to punch one hole the 1/8 inch down from the v on the 45x41mm leaf vintage link.

    Line the top hole of the leaf with the top hole of the hexagon link. Set the leaf with the bottom left point of the leaf at approximately the center of the hexagon. Using a permanent marker or wax pencil mark through the second and third holes on the hexagon onto the leaf. Repeat to punch the second and third holes on the leaf vintage link.
    Step 5
    Place a brad through the front of a 7mm flower washer, the top hole on the leaf vintage link and the top hole on the hexagon link. Finish the end of the brad using a ball peen hammer. Repeat to attach a 7mm flower washer, the bottom hole on the leaf vintage link and the bottom hole on the hexagon link.

    Place a brad through the front of a 24mm flat-round vintage drop, one 7mm flower washer, the center hole on the leaf vintage link, the center hole on the hexagon link and 9.5mm washer. Finish the end of the brad using a ball peen hammer.
    Step 6
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the toggle bar portion of the clasp and the first link on a 3/4 inch chain. Close the jumpring.
    Step 7
    Repeat to attach the components in the following order:
    • Five sets of two 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumprings (double jumpring) and two 6mm antique gold-plated jumprings (double jumpring)
    • Three sets of one 14x10mm carved oval rainbow fluorite wrapped beading links and two 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumprings (double jumpring)
    • Four sets of one 24x16mm carved oval rainbow fluorite wrapped beading links and two 6mm antique gold-plated jumprings (double jumpring)
    • Two 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumprings (double jumpring)
    • Two 6mm antique gold-plated jumprings (double jumpring)
    • Upper left hole on the hexagon focal piece
    Step 8
    Open a 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the toggle-ring portion of the clasp and the loop on a 4mm round chrysoprase beading link. Close the jumpring.
    Step 9
    Repeat to attach five sets of two 6mm antiqued brass-plated jumprings (double jumpring) and two 5mm antique gold-plated jumprings (double jumpring).
    Step 10
    Before closing the last set of 5mm and 6mm jumprings, pass them through the first link on a 2-link length of chain and the loop on a 4mm round chrysoprase beading link. Close the jumprings.
    Step 11
    Repeat to attach the components to the opposite loop of the 4mm round chrysoprase beading link in the following order:
    • Two sets of one 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring and one 4mm round chrysoprase beading link
    • One 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring
    • Twelve sets of one 8mm round chrysoprase beading link and one 6mm antique gold-plated jumpring. Add a second jumpring next to the last jumpring for (double jumpring)
    • Two 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumprings (double jumpring)
    • One 6mm antique gold-plated jumpring
    • Hole on the right side of the leaf on the hexagon focal piece
    Step 12
    Open a 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring. Pass it through the last link on a 2-link length of chain attached in Step 10 and the loop on a 4mm round chrysoprase beading link. Close the jumpring.
    Step 13
    Repeat to attach the components to the opposite loop of the 4mm round chrysoprase beading link in the following order:
    • One 8mm round antique gold-plated filigree beading link
    • One 4mm round chrysoprase beading link
    • One 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring
    • One 3/4 inch length of chain
    • One 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring
    • One 4mm round chrysoprase beading link
    • One 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring
    • One 3/4 inch length of chain
    • One 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring
    • One 4mm round chrysoprase beading link
    • One 8mm round antique gold-plated filigree beading link
    • One 4mm round chrysoprase beading link
    • One 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring
    • One 2-link length of chain
    • One 5mm jumpring
    • Loop on the tail of the sparrow beading link
    • One 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring and the head of the sparrow beading link
    • One 4mm round chrysoprase beading link
    • One 8mm round antique gold-plated filigree beading link
    • One 4mm round chrysoprase beading link
    • One 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring
    • One 3/4 inch length of chain
    • One 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring
    • One 4mm round chrysoprase beading link
    • Two 6mm antique gold-plated jumprings (double jumpring)
    • Two 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumprings (double jumpring)
    • Two 6mm antique gold-plated jumprings (double jumpring)
    • Upper right hole on the hexagon focal piece
    Step 14
    Open a 5mm antique gold-plated jumpring. Pass it through the bottom left hole on the hexagon focal piece and a 4mm round chrysoprase beading link. Close the jumpring.
    Step 15
    Repeat to attach the components to the opposite loop of the 4mm round chrysoprase beading link in the following order:
    • One 8mm round antique gold-plated filigree beading link
    • One 4mm round chrysoprase beading link
    • One 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring
    • One 3/4 inch length of chain
    • One 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring
    • One 4mm round chrysoprase beading link
    • One 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring
    • The bottom right hole on the hexagon focal piece
    Step 16
    Open a 5mm antique gold-plated jumpring. Pass it through the bottom right hole on the hexagon focal piece and the first link on a 3/4 inch chain. Close the jumpring. Open a 5mm antique gold-plated jumpring. Pass it through the last link on the 3/4 inch chain and the loop on a 10mm faceted teardrop amethyst bead drop. Close the jumpring.
    Step 17
    Open a 5mm antique gold-plated jumpring. Pass it through the first set of double 6mm antique gold-plated jumprings after the last 24x16mm carved oval rainbow fluorite wrapped beading link from Step 7 and the loop on a 10mm faceted teardrop amethyst bead drop. Close the jumpring.

    Open a 5mm antique gold-plated jumpring. Pass it through the first 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumprings after the toggle-ring portion of the clasp from Step 8 and the loop on a 10mm faceted teardrop amethyst bead drop. Close the jumpring.

    Earrings

    Step 1
    Using flush-cutters, cut four 5-link lengths of antique brass-plated cable chain.
    Step 2
    String one 8mm round chrysoprase bead onto a headpin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the headpin. Repeat to create a total of two wrapped 8mm round chrysoprase bead drops.
    Step 3
    String one 8mm round chrysoprase bead onto a headpin. Using round-nose pliers, create the loop leaving the excess wire. Attach the loop to the first link of a 5-link length of chain. Finish the end with a wrapped loop using round-nose pliers. Repeat to attach an 8mm round chrysoprase wrapped bead drop to the first link of each of the four 5-link lengths of chain.
    Step 4
    Set the tree of life charm inside a rectangle cab setting. Using a permanent marker or wax pencil, mark through the stringing hole on the tree of life charm onto the rectangle cab setting. Using a steel hole punch, punch a hole where you marked the rectangle cab setting. Repeat to punch a hole in the left and right lower corners of the rectangle cab setting.
    Step 5
    Place a brad through the front of the tree of life charm and the rectangle cab setting. Finish the end of the brad using a ball peen hammer. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to create a second tree of life rectangle setting.
    Step 6
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat nose-pliers, open a 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring. Pass it through the second link on a 5-link length of chain and the left bottom hole on a tree of life rectangle setting. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 5mm 5-link length of chain to the right bottom hole on the tree of life rectangle setting.
    Step 7
    Open a 5mm antiqued brass-plated jumpring. Pass it through the last link on each of the chains attached to the left and right sides of the tree of life rectangle setting and an 8mm round chrysoprase wrapped bead drop. Close the jumpring.
    Step 8
    Open the loop on an earwire. Pass it though the loop on the top of the tree of life rectangle setting. Close the loop.
    Step 9
    Repeat Steps 6 - 8 to create the second earring.
    : : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Making a Wrapped Loop and Double-Wrapped Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Riveting With a Wire Rivet'' how-to video and instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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