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 Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 

Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
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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, Swarovski crystal, black diamond AB, 4mm Xilion bicone (46 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, indicolite satin, 4mm Xilion bicone (35 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, black diamond AB, 8mm bicone (40 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, Indian sapphire AB, 6mm round (44 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, black diamond AB, 6mm round (28 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, Indian sapphire, 8mm round (40 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal silver shade, 8mm round (12 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal silver shade, 12mm helix (6 beads)
  • Pearl, Swarovski crystal, Tahitian, 4mm round (47 pearls)
  • Pearl, Swarovski crystal, platinum, 4mm round (34 pearls)
  • Pearl, Swarovski crystal, Tahitian, 8mm round (16 pearls)
  • Pearl, Swarovski crystal, platinum, 11x8mm pear (60 pearls)
  • Drop, Swarovski crystal, crystal silver shade, 19x14mm graphic (2 drops)
  • Drop, Swarovski crystal, black diamond, 19x14mm graphic (2 drops)
  • Drop, Swarovski crystal, black diamond, 28x21mm graphic (2 drops)
  • Focal, Swarovski crystal, crystal silver shade, 50x21.5mm briolette (1 focal)
  • Crimp, sterling silver, 2x2mm, cut tube, heavy wall (5 crimps)
  • Crimp cover, silver-plated brass, 4mm stardust round (3 crimp covers)
  • Wire protector, Accu-Guard, sterling silver, 5x5mm, inside diameter 1.143mm (2 wire protectors)
  • Jumpring, sterling silver, 4mm round, 19 gauge (2 jumprings)
  • Jumpring, sterling silver, 5.5mm round, 18 gauge (13 jumprings)
  • Jumpring, sterling silver, 9mm round, 18 gauge (6 jumprings)
  • Headpin, sterling silver, 1-inch with 2mm ball, 21 gauge (436 headpins)
  • Earwire, sterling silver, 18mm fishhook with ball with open loop, 18-20 gauge (2 earwires)
  • Clasp, toggle, sterling silver, 17x15mm leaf (1 clasp)
  • Chain, sterling silver, 14x9 twisted oval with 10x6mm oval links
  • Beading wire, Accu-Flex, clear, 21 strand, 0.012-inch diameter
  • Bead stoppers 
  • Pliers, flush-cutter 
  • Pliers, round-nose 
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • Pliers, crimping 
  • End of Materials List

    Necklace

    Step 1
    String one Swarovski 6mm round Indian sapphire AB crystal onto a 1-inch ballpin. 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 Swarovski 6mm round Indian sapphire AB crystal bead drop. Repeat to create forty-four Swarovski 6mm round Indian sapphire AB crystal bead drops.

    Repeat to create the following bead drops using one bead and one 1-inch ballpin:
    • Forty Swarovski 8mm round Indian sapphire crystal bead drops
    • Fifty Swarovski 8mm round silver shade crystal bead drops
    • Sixty Swarovski 11x8mm pear-shaped platinum crystal pearl bead drops
    • Six Swarovski 12mm helix silver shade crystal bead drops
    • Thirty-five Swarovski 4mm bicone indicolite crystal bead drops
    • Ten Swarovski 4mm bicone black diamond AB crystal bead drops
    • Forty-seven Swarovski 4mm round Tahitian crystal pearl bead drops
    • Forty Swarovski 8mm bicone black diamond AB crystal bead drops
    Step 2
    Using flush-cutters, cut two 3-inch lengths of sterling silver 14x9 and 10x6mm twisted oval cable chain.
    Step 3
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 5.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the toggle bar portion of the clasp and the first link on a 3-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 5.5mm jumpring next to the first to create a double jumpring.

    Repeat to attach a double 5.5mm jumpring to the last link on the 3-inch length of chain.

    Repeat to attach a single 5.5mm jumpring to the toggle ring portion of the clasp and the first link on the second 3-inch length of chain and a double 5.5mm jumpring to the last link on the 3-inch length of chain.
    Step 4
    Open a 9mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a Swarovski 50x21.5mm briolette silver shade crystal and a 5.5mm jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 9mm jumpring next to the first to create a double jumpring.
    Step 5
    Open a 9mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a Swarovski 28mm graphic black diamond AB crystal and another 9mm jumpring. Repeat to attach a 5.5mm jumpring to the second 9mm jumpring.

    Repeat to add jumprings to two Swarovski 28mm graphic black diamond AB crystals and two Swarovski 19mm graphic black diamond AB crystals.
    Step 6
    Using the flush-cutters, cut a 7-inch length of Accu-Flex professional-quality beading wire. Place a bead stopper on one end of the wire.
    Step 7
    String onto the beading wire the following components:
    • One crimp bead
    • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone black diamond AB crystal bead drops
    • Three Swarovski 4mm round Tahitian crystal pearl bead drops
    • One Swarovski 11x8mm pear-shaped platinum crystal pearl bead drop
    • Two Swarovski 8mm round silver shade crystal bead drop
    • One Swarovski 11x8mm pear-shaped platinum crystal pearl bead drop
    • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone black diamond AB crystal bead drops
    • Four Swarovski 4mm round Tahitian crystal pearl bead drops
    Step 8
    Remove the bead stopper. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube so both ends of the wire are coming out in the same direction. Pull the crimp closer to the bead drops so there is no slack in the wire.
    Step 9
    Pass both ends of the wires through the 5mm jumpring attached to the Swarovski 50x21.5mm briolette silver shade crystal and back through the crimp bead in the opposite direction. Pull the wire tightly through the crimp so the jumpring is next to the crimp.

    Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

    Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wires from the short end.
    Step 10
    Using the flush-cutters, cut two 20-inch lengths of Accu-Flex beading wire. Match the ends of the two 20-inch lengths of wire. String onto the wires one crimp tube, a sterling silver Accu-Guard and the 5mm double jumprings on the last link of the 3-inch length of chain. Pass the wires back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wires approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the Accu-Guard. 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 ends.

    Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.
    Step 11
    String onto the beading wires the following components:
    • Eighteen Swarovski 4mm bicone indicolite crystal bead drops and twenty Swarovski 4mm round Tahitian crystal pearl bead drops (random pattern)
    • Twenty-two Swarovski 6mm round Indian sapphire crystal bead drops
    • Eight Swarovski 8mm round silver shade crystal bead drops, eight Swarovski 8mm round Indian sapphire crystal bead drops, and eight Swarovski 8mm round Tahitian crystal pearl bead drops (random pattern)
    • Eleven Swarovski 8mm round silver shade crystal bead drops, twelve Swarovski 8mm round Indian sapphire crystal bead drops, ten Swarovski 8mm bicone black diamond AB crystal bead drops, and thirteen Swarovski 11x8mm pear-shaped platinum crystal pearl bead drops (random pattern)
    • One Swarovski 12mm helix silver shade crystal bead drop
    • Three Swarovski 8mm bicone black diamond AB crystal bead drops
    • The 5.5mm jumpring attached to a Swarovski 19mm graphic black diamond AB crystal
    • Two Swarovski 8mm round silver shade crystal bead drops, five Swarovski 12mm helix silver shade crystal bead drops, seven Swarovski 8mm bicone black diamond AB crystal bead drops, and three Swarovski 11x8mm pear-shaped platinum pearl bead drops (random pattern)
    • The 5.5mm jumpring attached to a Swarovski 25mm graphic black diamond AB crystal
    • Two Swarovski 8mm round silver shade crystal bead drops, five Swarovski 12mm helix silver shade crystal bead drops, seven Swarovski 8mm bicone black diamond AB crystal bead drops, and three Swarovski 11x8mm pear-shaped platinum pearl bead drops (random pattern)
    • The 5.5mm jumpring attached to a Swarovski 25mm graphic black diamond AB crystal
    • The center of the wire loop attached to the Swarovski 50x21.5mm briolette silver shade (the component made in Steps 6 - 9)
    • Three Swarovski 8mm round silver shade crystal bead drops and thirteen Swarovski 11x8mm pear-shaped platinum crystal pearl bead drops (random pattern)
    • Two Swarovski 8mm round silver shade crystal bead drops, five Swarovski 12mm helix silver shade crystal bead drops, seven Swarovski 8mm bicone black diamond AB crystal bead drops, and three Swarovski 11x8mm pear-shaped platinum crystal pearl bead drops (random pattern)
    • The 5.5mm jumpring attached to a Swarovski 19mm graphic black diamond AB crystal
    • Three Swarovski 8mm bicone black diamond AB crystal bead drops
    • One Swarovski 12mm helix silver shade crystal bead drop
    • Eleven Swarovski 8mm round silver shade crystal bead drops, twelve Swarovski 8mm round Indian sapphire crystal bead drops, ten Swarovski 8mm bicone black diamond AB crystal bead drops, and thirteen Swarovski 11x8mm pear-shaped platinum crystal pearl bead drops (random pattern)
    • Eight Swarovski 8mm round silver shade crystal bead drops, eight Swarovski 8mm round Indian sapphire crystal bead drops, and eight Swarovski 8mm round Tahitian crystal pearl bead drops (random pattern)
    • Twenty two Swarovski 6mm round Indian sapphire crystal bead drops
    • Fifteen Swarovski 4mm bicone indicolite crystal bead drops and twenty Swarovski 4mm round Tahitian crystal pearl bead drops (random pattern)
    Step 12
    String on one crimp tube, a sterling silver Accu-Guard and the 5mm double jumprings on the last link of the 3-inch length of chain attached to the second portion of the clasp. Pass both wires back through the crimp tube, pulling them tight against the last bead drop. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the necklace. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

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

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

    Earrings

    Step 1
    String one Swarovski 6mm round black diamond AB crystal onto a 1-inch ballpin. 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 Swarovski 6mm round black diamond AB crystal bead drop. Repeat to create twenty-eight Swarovski 6mm round black diamond AB crystal bead drops.

    Repeat to create the following bead drops using one bead and a 1-inch ballpin:
    • Thirty-six Swarovski 4mm bicone black diamond AB crystal bead drops
    • Twenty-four Swarovski 4mm round platinum crystal pearl bead drops
    Step 2
    Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on an earwire and a 5.5mm jumpring. Close the jumpring.
    Step 3
    Using the flush-cutters, cut a 7-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire.
    Step 4
    Pass the wire through the hole on a Swarovski 19mm graphic silver shade crystal. Center the crystal in the middle of the wire. Bring the ends of the wire together.
    Step 5
    String onto both strands of wire the following components:
    • Fourteen Swarovski 6mm round black diamond AB crystal bead drops
    • Eighteen Swarovski 4mm bicone black diamond AB crystal bead drops and twelve Swarovski 4mm round platinum crystal pearl bead drops in a random pattern
    • One crimp tube
    Step 6
    Pass both wires through the 5mm jumpring attached to earwire and back through the crimp tube in the opposite direction. Pull the wire tightly through the crimp so the jumpring is next to the crimp.

    Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

    Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wires from the short end.
    Step 7
    Repeat Steps 2 - 6 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
  • ''How To Crimp a Crimp Bead/Crimp Tube'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Using Crimp Covers'' how-to video and instructions
  • ''Using Accu-Guard™ Wire Protectors'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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