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 Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Resin and Capiz Shell Drops and Focal, Seed Beads and Czech Glass Beads 

Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Resin and Capiz Shell Drops and Focal, Seed Beads and Czech Glass Beads
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Esther, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

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

: : : Materials : : :

  • Bead, Czech pressed glass, silver, 6mm double cone (14 beads)
  • Bead, Czech pressed glass, silver, 6mm round (11 beads)
  • Bead, Czech dipped décor glass druk, lime, 6mm round (2 beads)
  • Bead, Czech dipped décor glass druk, lime, 8mm round (2 beads)
  • Seed bead, Matsuno, glass, silver-lined silver, #8 round
  • Seed bead, Matsuno, glass, silver-lined cobalt blue, #8 round
  • Seed bead, Matsuno, glass, silver-lined light green, #8 round
  • Seed bead, glass, silver-lined light pink, #8 round hole
  • Seed bead, Delica, glass, silver-lined transparent dark topaz brown, #8 round
  • Seed bead, Delica, glass, transparent topaz brown AB, #8 round
  • Seed bead, Miyuki, glass, transparent silver-lined silver, #15 rocaille
  • Seed bead, Miyuki, glass, metallic bronze, #15 rocaille
  • Drop, resin, red, 22x22mm double-sided diamond (2 drops)
  • Drop, resin and Capiz shell, multicolored, 22x22x21mm double-sided rounded triangle with circle design (1 drop)
  • Drop, resin and Capiz shell, multicolored, 27x27x22mm double-sided rounded triangle with circle design (1 drop)
  • Drop, resin and Capiz shell, multicolored, 27x27x22mm double-sided rounded triangle with circle design (1 drop)
  • Drop, resin and Capiz shell, multicolored, 27x22mm double-sided trapezoid (1 drop)
  • Focal, resin and Capiz shell, multicolored, 32x19mm double-sided marquise with circle design (1 focal)
  • Clasp, toggle, silver-plated ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 12mm smooth round (1 clasp)
  • Eyepin, silver-plated brass, 1-inch, 21 gauge (13 eyepins)
  • Jumpring, silver-plated brass, 4mm round, 20 gauge (2 jumprings)
  • Jumpring, silver-plated, 7mm round, 18 gauge (13 jumprings)
  • Crimp bead, sterling silver, 2x2mm cut tube (2 crimp beads)
  • Earwire, silver-plated brass, 12mm leverback with open loop (2 earwires)
  • Chain, silver-plated brass, 4.8x3.3mm cable
  • Beading wire, Accu-Flex, clear, 49 strand, 0.019-inch
  • French wire, silver-plated copper, fine, 0.85mm
  • Thread, Berkley FireLine, smoke, 0.15mm diameter, 6-pound test
  • Beading needles, #10
  • Glues and adhesives 
  • Scissors 
  • Pliers, crimping 
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • Pliers, flush-cutter 
  • Pliers, flat-nose 
  • Pliers, round-nose 
  • End of Materials List

    Necklace

    Step 1
    Using scissors, cut a 3-yard length of smoke FireLine® thread. Add a stop bead to the FireLine, by looping through the stop bead one time, leaving a 1-inch tail. String onto the FireLine six #8 cobalt seed beads.

    Begin working in an even count peyote stitch, creating a strip that is six beads wide and seven rows long.

    Once complete, weave the thread back through the first row to create a bead.
    Step 2
    Weave the thread so it exits the last bead in the first row along the edge.

    String one #8 silver round seed bead onto the thread. Position it between the first cobalt beads on the first and second rows. Pass the thread through the cobalt beads under the beaded bead to hold it in place.

    String one #8 silver round seed bead onto the thread. Position it between the second cobalt beads on the second and third rows.

    Continue to attach silver beads in a spiral pattern with six beads in two spirals around the bead.
    Step 3
    String onto the thread three silver rocaille beads. Pass the thread through the last cobalt bead on the second row and then back out through the last cobalt bead on the third row.

    Repeat to attach three silver rocaille beads to the outer edge of the cobalt bead down the length of the bead on both edges. Trim the excess thread.
    Step 4
    Repeat to make three more seed beaded beads using the following color combinations:
    • #8 light pink seed beads for the body, #8 cobalt seed beads for the spiral and transparent topaz rocaille seed beads for the trim
    • #8 topaz seed beads for the body, #8 light green seed beads for the spiral and transparent topaz rocaille seed beads for the trim
    • #8 topaz seed beads for the body, #8 light pink seed beads for the spiral and transparent topaz rocaille seed beads for the trim
    Step 5
    String one 6mm round silver glass bead onto a 1-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 wire, creating a 6mm round silver glass beading link. Repeat to create nine 6mm round silver glass beading links.

    Repeat to create two 6mm cone silver glass beading links using one 6mm cone silver glass bead and 1-inch eyepin.
    Step 6
    Using flush-cutters, cut two 4-inch lengths of silver-plated 4.8x3.3mm cable chain.
    Step 7
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the toggle bar portion of the clasp and the first link on a 4-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat to attach the toggle ring portion of the clasp to the first link on the second 4-inch length of chain.
    Step 8
    Open a 7mm jumpring. Pass it through the last link on the 4-inch length of chain and the loop on a 6mm round silver glass beading link. Close the jumpring.

    Continue to attach one 6mm cone silver glass beading link, one 6mm round silver glass beading link and one 7mm jumpring.
    Step 9
    Repeat to attach the beading links and jumprings to the last link on the second 4-inch length of chain.
    Step 10
    Using flush-cutters, cut a 12-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire, one crimp tube and a 1/2 inch piece of French wire. Pass the wire through the 7mm jumpring attached to the first side of the necklace and back through the crimp tube leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the jumpring so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube. 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 end.
    Step 11
    String onto the beading wire the following components:
    • One 6mm cone silver glass bead
    • One 6mm round silver glass bead
    • One 8mm round lime glass bead
    • One 6mm cone silver glass bead
    • The loop on one 6mm round silver glass beading link
    • One 6mm cone silver glass bead
    • The light pink bodied weaved seed bead
    • One 6mm cone silver glass bead
    • The loop on one 6mm round silver glass beading link
    • One 6mm cone silver glass bead
    • The topaz bodied with green spiral weaved seed bead
    • One 6mm cone silver glass bead
    • The loop on one 6mm round silver glass beading link
    • One 6mm cone silver glass bead
    • The cobalt bodied weaved seed bead
    • One 6mm cone silver glass bead
    • The loop on one 6mm round silver glass beading link
    • One 6mm cone silver glass bead
    • The topaz bodied with light pink spiral weaved seed bead
    • One 6mm cone silver glass bead
    • The loop on one 6mm round silver glass beading link
    • One 6mm cone silver glass bead
    • One 8mm round lime glass bead
    • One 6mm round silver glass bead
    • One 6mm cone silver glass bead
    Step 12
    Place one crimp tube and a 1/2 inch of French wire on the beading wire after last 6mm cone silver glass bead. Pass the beading wire through the jumpring and back through crimp, then pull the wire snuggly so the crimp and the French wire are closer to the jumpring. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the first part 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 end.
    Step 13
    Open a 7mm jumpring. Pass it through the hole on 32x19mm marquise resin drop and the opposite loop on the first 6mm round silver glass beading link. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat to attach a 27x27x22 rounded triangle drop to the second beading link, a 27x22mm trapezoid drop to the third beading link, a 27x27x22 rounded triangle multicolored drop to the fourth beading link and a 22x22x21 triangle pink and blue drop to the fifth beading link.

    Earrings

    Step 1
    String one 6mm round lime glass bead onto a 1-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 wire, creating a 6mm round lime glass beading link. Repeat to create two 6mm round lime glass beading links.
    Step 2
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open the loop on a 6mm round lime glass beading link. Pass it through the loop on an earwire. Close the loop.
    Step 3
    Open a 7mm jumpring. Pass it through the opposite loop on the 6mm round lime glass beading link and the loop on the toggle ring portion of the clasp. Close the jumpring.
    Step 4
    Open a 7mm jumpring. Pass it through the hole on 22x22mm diamond red resin drop and the ring on the toggle ring portion of the clasp. Close the jumpring.
    Step 5
    Repeat Steps 2 - 4 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
  • ''Using French Wire with Accu-Flex® Professional Quality Beading Wire'' how-to video and instructions
  • ''How to Make a Peyote Stitch'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Using a Stop Bead'' instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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