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 Double-Strand Necklace, Bracelet, Earring and Ring Set with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 

Double-Strand Necklace, Bracelet, Earring and Ring Set with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
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As seen on the cover of the 2012-2013 Jewelry Maker's Comprehensive Catalog

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Gulten Dye

To learn more about Gulten Dye, read her jewelry artist success story here
Instructions by Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

: : : Materials : : :

  • Bead, gold-plated brass, 3mm corrugated round (8 beads)
  • Bead, gold-plated brass, 4mm heishi (40 beads)
  • Bead, gold-filled, 12.5x2mm coil, 0.8mm hole (1 bead)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, aquamarine, 3mm Xilion bicone (148 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, aquamarine AB, 4mm Xilion bicone (26 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, aquamarine AB, 6mm round (30 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal and gold-plated brass, crystal AB, 4mm rondelle (60 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal and gold-plated brass, crystal AB, 8mm rondelle (50 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, aquamarine, 12x9mm Artemis (41 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, aquamarine, 17x12mm Artemis (14 beads)
  • Spacer bar, Swarovski crystal and gold-plated brass, aquamarine with silver-foil back, 10.5x2.5mm 2-strand multi-stone rectangle, five size PP16 chatons (16 spacer bars)
  • Multi-stone component, Swarovski crystal and gold-plated brass, aquamarine with silver-foil back, 17.5x2.5mm 3-strand spacer bar, eight size PP16 chatons (69 components)
  • Pearl, Swarovski crystal, light blue, 3mm round (23 pearls)
  • Pearl, Swarovski crystal, light blue, 4mm round (115 pearls)
  • Pearl, Swarovski crystal, light blue, 8mm round (43 pearls)
  • Seed bead, Czech glass, metallic gold, #11 round (12 seed beads)
  • Cone, gold-plated brass, 16x16mm fancy filigree cone, fits 13-15mm bead (1 cone)
  • Link, gold-plated brass, 9x5mm loops, 1 and 2 loops (3 links)
  • Crimp bead, gold-filled, 2x2mm smooth tube (23 crimp beads)
  • Crimp cover, gold-plated brass, 3mm (2 crimp covers)
  • Crimp cover, gold-plated brass, 4mm stardust round (13 crimp covers)
  • Jumpring, gold-plated, 4mm round, 20 gauge (2 jumprings)
  • Jumpring, gold-plated brass, 6mm soldered round, 18 gauge (1 jumpring)
  • Headpin, gold-plated brass, 2-inch, 21 gauge (23 headpins)
  • Clasp, 2-strand box, 14Kt gold-filled, 10x7mm fancy rectangle (1 clasp)
  • Clasp, 2-strand box, gold-plated brass, 14x10mm filigree oval (1 clasp)
  • Earwire, gold-plated brass, 18mm kidney with 6x4mm leaf with closed loop, 24 gauge (2 earwires)
  • Wire protector, Accu-Guard, gold-plated brass, 4x4mm (8 wire protectors)
  • Beading wire, Accu-Flex, Dijon gold, 49 strand, 0.014-inch
  • Beading wire, Accu-Flex, clear, 49 strand, 0.019-inch
  • Chain, gold-plated brass, 3x2.5mm cable
  • Powercord, elastic, clear, 0.5mm
  • Adhesive, E-6000 Jewelry and Craft
  • Silkon thread 
  • Pliers, flush-cutter 
  • Pliers, round-nose 
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • Pliers, flat-nose 
  • Pliers, crimping 
  • Scissors 
  • End of Materials List

    Necklace

    Step 1
    Using flush-cutters cut the following components:
    • One 4-inch length of Accu-Flex® 0.014 Dijon gold beading wire
    • Two 22-inch lengths of 0.019 clear beading wire
    • One 5-inch length of gold-plated cable chain
    • Two 3-1/2 inch lengths of gold-plated cable chain
    Step 2
    Using laser scissors cut five 5-1/2 inch lengths of Silkon® thread.
    Step 3
    String the following components onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
    • One Swarovski light blue 8mm crystal pearl
    • One Swarovski crystal aqua 17mm Artemis bead
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 4mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski light blue 3mm crystal pearl
    Using round-nose pliers, flat-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating an Artemis bead drop. Repeat to create a total of five Artemis bead drops.

    Repeat to create three additional Artemis bead drops and attach them to the last link on each of the three chain lengths from Step 1 before wrapping the loop.
    Step 4
    String onto one 22-inch length of beading wire two gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tubes and one gold-plated 4mm Accu-Guard™ wire protector. Pass the Accu-Guard through the top jumpring on the tab portion of the clasp. Pass the Accu-Flex beading wire through the other tube of the Accu-Guard then tighten. As you tighten, the beading wire will lay flush in the channel. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp beads and crimp both crimp beads using crimping pliers. Using flush-cutters trim any excess beading wire.

    Place a 4mm gold-plated stardust crimp cover over each of the crimp tubes then gently close them.

    Repeat to attach the second 22-inch length of beading wire to the bottom loop on the tab portion of the clasp.
    Step 5
    String the following components onto each of the two beading wires:
    • One Swarovski aquamarine 3mm bicone bead
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One Swarovski light blue 4mm crystal pearl
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 4mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski crystal aqua AB 6mm round bead
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 8mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski light blue 8mm crystal pearl
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 8mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski crystal aqua AB 6mm round bead
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 4mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski light blue 4mm crystal pearl
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One Swarovski aquamarine 3mm bicone bead
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One Swarovski crystal aqua 12mm Artemis bead
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • Five gold-plated and Swarovski aqua spacer bars
    • One Swarovski aquamarine 3mm bicone bead
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One Swarovski crystal aqua 12mm Artemis bead
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 8mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski light blue 8mm crystal pearl
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 8mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski crystal aqua 12mm Artemis bead
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One Swarovski aquamarine 3mm bicone bead
    • Five gold-plated and Swarovski aqua spacer bars
    • One Swarovski aquamarine 3mm bicone bead
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One Swarovski light blue 4mm crystal pearl
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 4mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski crystal aqua AB 6mm round bead
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 8mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski light blue 8mm crystal pearl
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 8mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski crystal aqua AB 6mm round bead
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 4mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski light blue 4mm crystal pearl
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One Swarovski aquamarine 3mm bicone bead
    • Three #11 metallic gold seed beads
    Step 6
    Stringing both strands of beading wire together into each bead, string the following components:
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One Swarovski crystal aqua 12mm Artemis bead
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 8mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski crystal aqua AB 6mm round bead
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 8mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski crystal aqua 12mm Artemis bead
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One Swarovski aquamarine 3mm bicone bead
    Step 7
    String the inside strand of beading wire through the left hand facing hole on one gold-plated and Swarovski aqua spacer bar and back up through the opposite hole. String the outside strand of beading wire through the left hand facing hole on all five gold-plated and Swarovski aqua spacer bars then through one gold-filled wire coil and back up through the opposite holes in the last five gold-plated and Swarovski aqua spacer bars.
    Step 8
    Repeat Steps 5 and 6 in the opposite order to complete the stringing of the other half of the necklace.
    Step 9
    Repeat Step 4 to attach the two beading wires to the box portion of the clasp.
    Step 10
    String the following components onto one 5-1/2 inch length of Silkon thread:
    • One gold-plated crimp tube and the loop on one Artemis bead drop. Pass the thread back through the crimp bead.
    String onto the opposite end of the thread the following components:
    • One Swarovski light blue 4mm crystal pearl
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 4mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski light blue 4mm crystal pearl
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 4mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski crystal aqua AB 6mm round bead
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 8mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski light blue 8mm crystal pearl
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 8mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski crystal aqua AB 6mm round bead
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 4mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski light blue 4mm crystal pearl
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 4mm rondelle bead
    • Twenty-two Swarovski light blue 4mm crystal pearls
    • One gold-plated crimp tube
    Pass the thread over one 6mm closed jumpring and back through the crimp tube. Using the crimping pliers crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters trim excess thread from the short end.

    Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.

    Repeat to create four additional strands with decreasing numbers of Swarovski light blue 4mm crystal pearls. Decrease to: 18 pearls/17 pearls/16 pearls/12 pearls.

    When finishing the shortest beaded strand, pass the thread through the first link of all three lengths of chain then through the jumpring and complete the crimping of the crimp tube.
    Step 11
    String onto the 4-inch length of beading wire the 6mm closed jumpring attached to the beaded strands, one gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 4mm rondelle bead, one Swarovski light blue 4mm crystal pearl and two gold-plated crimp beads then pass it over the wire coil and back through the two crimp beads. String the opposite end of the wire back through the crimp beads. Leaving a little slack in the wire to leave room for the cone, crimp the crimp beads using crimping pliers. Using laser scissors trim the short end of the thread. Gently close gold-plated stardust crimp covers over the crimp tubes.
    Step 12
    Using chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, gently open one gold-plated 16mm fancy cone bead cap and fit it over the top of the beaded tassel strands and chains just below the Swarovski crystal AB 4mm rondelle bead to hide the connection to the beading wire. Using your hands, gently close the cone to secure.

    Bracelet

    Step 1
    Using flush-cutters cut two 9-inch lengths of beading wire.
    Step 2
    String onto the beading wire one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube, one gold-plated 3mm corrugated round bead, one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube and one gold-plated 4mm Accu-Guard wire protector. Pass the Accu-Guard through the top jumpring on the box portion of the clasp. Pass the beading wire through the other tube of the Accu-Guard then tighten. As you tighten the beading wire will lay flush in the channel. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead, corrugated round bead and the second crimp bead and crimp both crimp beads using crimping pliers. Using flush-cutters trim any excess beading wire.

    Repeat to attach the second 9-inch length of beading wire to the bottom loop on the box portion of the clasp.
    Step 3
    String one gold-plated 3mm corrugated round bead onto each beading wire.
    Step 4
    String twenty-two Swarovski crystal aqua and gold-plated spacer bars onto the beading wires using the first and third holes.
    Step 5
    Onto each beading wire string the following components:
    • One Swarovski aquamarine 3mm bicone bead
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One Swarovski crystal aqua 12mm Artemis bead
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 8mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski aqua AB 6mm round bead
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 8mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski crystal aqua 12mm Artemis bead
    • One gold-plated 4mm heishi bead
    • One Swarovski aquamarine 3mm bicone bead
    • Twenty-two Swarovski crystal aqua and gold-plated spacer bars onto the beading wires using the first and third holes.
    Step 6
    Repeat Step 2 to attach the beading wires to the jumprings on the tab portion of the clasp.

    Earrings

    Step 1
    Using flush-cutters cut the following lengths of gold-plated 3x2.5mm cable chain.
    • One 2-inch length
    • One 1-1/4 inch length
    • One 3/4 inch length
    Step 2
    String the following components onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
    • One Swarovski light blue 8mm crystal pearl
    • One Swarovski crystal aqua 17mm Artemis bead
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 4mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski light blue 3mm crystal pearl
    Using round-nose pliers, flat-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating an Artemis bead drop.

    Repeat to create a total of three Artemis bead drops.
    Step 3
    Using flat-nose pliers and chain-nose pliers, open the loop on one gold-plated earwire and pass it through the first link on all three lengths of chain. Close the loop.
    Step 4
    Using flat-nose pliers and chain-nose pliers, open the simple loop on each of the Artemis bead drops and attach them to the last link on each length of chain. Close the loops.

    Repeat Steps 1 - 4 to create a second earring.

    Ring

    Step 1
    Using laser scissors cut two 6-inch lengths of Powercord®. Give the cord several stretches to condition it.
    Step 2
    String thirteen sets of one Swarovski aquamarine AB 4mm bicone bead and the first hole on one Swarovski aqua and gold-plated spacer bar onto one length of Powercord.
    Step 3
    Continue stringing the following components:
    • One gold-plated 9x5mm link
    • Swarovski aqua and gold-plated spacer bar
    • One gold-plated 9x5mm link
    • Swarovski aqua and gold-plated spacer bar
    • One gold-plated 9x5mm link
    Step 4
    Pick up the two ends of the elastic cord. While holding an end of the cording in each hand, overlap the strands of the cording twice to begin a surgeon's knot. Pull the ends of the cording until the knot is cinched down to the beads and forms a circle in the cording, with little space between the two end beads. Overlap the ends of the cording one time. Pull tightly to finish the surgeon's knot. Tighten the knot down to the beads. Add a drop of adhesive to the knot and pull the knot into the hole of a bead. Let glue dry per the manufacturer's recommendation. Once the glue is dry, trim off the excess cord close to the bead.
    Step 5
    Repeat Steps 2 through 4 to string the second length of Powercord through the second hole of the spacer bars.
    Step 6
    String the following components onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
    • One Swarovski light blue 8mm crystal pearl
    • One Swarovski crystal aqua 12mm Artemis bead
    • One gold-plated and Swarovski crystal AB 4mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski light blue 3mm crystal pearl
    Using round-nose pliers, flat-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating an Artemis bead drop. Repeat to create a total of nine Artemis bead drops.
    Step 7
    Using flat-nose pliers and chain-nose pliers, open the simple loop on one Artemis bead drop. Attach it to the first gold-plated link. Close the loop.

    Repeat to attach a total of three Artemis bead drops to each link.
    : : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Knots Tutorial'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Using Accu-Guard™ Wire Protectors'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Using Crimp Covers'' how-to video and instructions
  • ''How To Crimp a Crimp Bead/Crimp Tube'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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