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 Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and Antiqued Gold-Plated Steel Focals 

Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and Antiqued Gold-Plated Steel Focals
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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®

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Step 1
Using flush-cutters cut the following:
  • Six 30-inch lengths of 30-gauge brass Zebra Wire™
  • Two 8-inch lengths of antiqued gold-plated 6mm filigree bead chain

Focal Component

Step 2
Line up the 59x35mm flat oval focal component at 90 degree angles behind the 46mm wavy flower. Using a permanent marker place a mark through the holes surrounding the middle portion of the flower onto the oval pieces behind. Punch a 1.25mm hole over the marked area on each of the ovals.
Step 3
Using a 30-inch length of wire, wrap the wire through the hole on the wavy flower and the punched hole on the first flat oval and back though a filigree portion of both pieces, four to five times to secure the two pieces in place. Continue wrapping the wire through different areas of open filigree and the punched holes until the two pieces are secure and do not move. Repeat to attach the second flat oval to the back of the wavy flower focal component creating a woven 3-piece focal component.
Step 4
Place a thin layer of E-6000® Jewelry and Craft Adhesive on the center 46mm wavy flower and on the back of a Swarovski 12mm amethyst rivoli crystal. Press the crystal into the center of the wavy flower. Make sure to use proper ventilation when using this product. Allow 24 hours drying time.
Step 5
Secure a 30-inch length of wire through the filigree portion of the 46mm wavy flower. String onto the wire three Swarovski 4mm bicone smoked topaz crystals. Pass the wire back through a hole in the focal component and back up through an adjoining hole. Continue to weave the wire in and out of the filigree holes until the entire front of the focal component is covered with two-hundred and thirty Swarovski 4mm bicone smoked topaz crystals. Replace one of the 4mm crystals with a Swarovski 6mm bicone dark indigo crystal on random sections of the focal component.

Wrap the end of the wire through the filigree holes for four to five wraps to secure in place. Make sure the wire ends are tucked under the crystals. Place a small amount of adhesive across the entire back of the focal component over the wires to prevent them from catching on anything.
Step 6
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a 24x4mm feather drop and the bottom filigree loop on the wavy flower at the center of the focal component. Repeat to attach three feather drops along the bottom of the focal component to the right of the center and three feather drops along the bottom of the focal component to the left of the center.

Necklace

Step 7
Using a pair of round-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers open one 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a winged heart drop and a 6mm jumpring. Close the jumpring. Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it thought the previous 6mm jumpring and another 6mm jumpring. Continue to add eleven sets of one 4mm jumpring and one 6mm jumpring.

Pass the last 6mm jumpring through the first link on an 8-inch length of antiqued gold-plated 6mm filigree bead chain before closing the jumpring.
Step 8
Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the last link on an 8-inch length of antiqued gold-plated 6mm filigree bead chain and the hole on the end of the focal component.

Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it though the loop on a lobster claw clasp and the first link on an 8-inch length of antiqued gold-plated 6mm filigree bead chain. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the last link of the chain to the opposite side of the focal component.

Earrings

Step 1
Using flush-cutters cut four 30-inch lengths of 30-gauge brass Zebra Wire.
Step 2
Place a thin layer of adhesive on the center of a 59x35mm flat oval focal component and on the back of a Swarovski 12mm amethyst rivoli crystal. Press the crystal into the center of the 59x35mm flat oval focal component. Make sure to use proper ventilation when using this product. Allow 24 hours drying time. Repeat to attach a Swarovski 12mm amethyst rivoli crystal to a second 59x35mm flat oval focal component and one 4mm flat back amethyst crystal in the center of two 59x35mm flat oval focal components.
Step 3
Secure a 30-inch length of wire through the filigree portion of the 59x35mm flat oval focal component. String onto the wire three Swarovski 4mm bicone smoked topaz crystals. Pass the wire back down through a hole in the focal component and back up through an adjoining hole and add three more Swarovski 4mm bicone crystals. Continue to weave the wire in and out of the filigree holes until the entire front of the focal component is covered with forty-five Swarovski 4mm bicone smoked topaz crystals. Replace one of the 4mm crystals with a Swarovski 6mm bicone dark indigo crystal randomly on four different portions of the focal component.

Wrap the end of the wire through the filigree holes for four to five wraps to secure in place. Make sure the wire ends are tucked under the crystals. Place a small amount of adhesive across the entire back of the focal component over the wires to prevent them from catching on anything.
Step 4
Position a crystal covered 59x35mm flat oval focal component back to back with a single flat back crystal 59x35mm flat oval focal component. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a 24x4mm feather drop and the bottom hole on the two 59x35mm flat oval focal components. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach one feather drop to the right of the center and one feather drop to the left of the center on the bottom of the focal component.

Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on an earwire and the top hole on the two 59x35mm flat oval focal components. Close the jumpring.

Repeat Steps 1 - 4 to create the second earring.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Glues'' how-to video and instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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