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 Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 

Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
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Rose, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

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

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Necklace

Step 1
Using flush-cutters cut two 5-1/4 inch lengths gold-filled 4mm rolo chain.
Step 2
Open a small prong bail and position through the hole on a Swarovski crystal 16x9mm crystal astral pink pear pendant. Use chain-nose pliers to tighten the bail though the hole. Repeat to attach a bail to eight 16x9mm crystal astral pink pear pendants.

Open a 10mm pendant bail and pass it over the top edge of a Swarovski 20mm crystal astral pink Helios pendant. Repeat to attach a bail to seven Swarovski crystal 20mm crystal astral pink Helios pendants.
Step 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the first loop on the ring portion of the toggle clasp and the first link on a 5-1/4 inch length of gold-filled 4mm rolo chain. Close the jumpring. Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the last link on the 5-1/4 inch length of gold-filled 4mm rolo chain. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the second length of chain to the bar portion of the toggle clasp.
Step 4
Using the flush-cutters cut one 9-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube, an Accu-Guard™ and the jumpring on the last link of chain attached to the ring portion of the toggle clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube leaving one end of the wire approximately 1 inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the Accu-Guard. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite®) inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters trim the excess wire from the short end.

Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.
Step 5
String the top hole of one Swarovski 23x5mm crystal astral pink column and one Swarovski crystal 4mm light Siam bicone onto the wire.

Repeat Step 5 sixteen times for a total of seventeen sets.
Step 6
String onto the wire one crimp tube, an Accu-Guard and the jumpring on the last link on the second length of chain. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube pulling the wire tight against the last bead.

Make sure there is no slack along the length of the necklace. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

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

Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.
Step 7
Using flush-cutters cut one 9-inch length of beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube positioning it at the end of the wire. 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.

Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.
Step 8
String onto the wire the bottom hole on the first Swarovski crystal 23x5mm crystal astral pink column and the top hole on a Swarovski crystal 19x5mm crystal astral pink column.

Pass the wire through the bottom hole on the second Swarovski crystal 23x5mm crystal astral pink column and the top hole on a Swarovski crystal 19x5mm crystal astral pink column.

Repeat until sixteen Swarovski crystal 19x5mm crystal astral pink columns have been attached between the Swarovski crystal 23x5mm crystal astral pink columns on the first row.
Step 9
String onto the wire one crimp tube. Pull the wire tight against the last bead. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the necklace. 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.

Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.
Step 10
Repeat Step 7 to attach a crimp and crimp cover to a 9-inch length of beading wire.

Open a 6.5x3mm prong bail and attach to one Swarovski crystal16x9mm crystal astral pink pear pendants. Repeat for a total of eight pear pendants on bails.

Open the10mm pendant bail and pass it over the top edge of a Swarovski crystal 20mm crystal astral pink Helios pendants. Repeat for a total of seven Helios pendants on bails.
Step 11
String onto the wire the bottom hole on the first Swarovski crystal 19x5mm crystal astral pink column. String onto the wire one 4mm smoked topaz bicone, the bail attached to one Swarovski crystal 16x9mm crystal astral pink pear pendant and one 4mm smoked topaz bicone.

Pass the wire through the bottom hole on the second Swarovski crystal 19x5mm crystal astral pink column.

String onto the wire one 4mm smoked topaz bicone, the bail attached to one Swarovski crystal 20mm crystal astral pink Helios pendant and one 4mm smoked topaz bicone.

Repeat seven times for a total of eight sets ending with a 16x9mm crystal astral pink pear pendant between the Swarovski crystal 19x5mm crystal astral pink columns on the second row.
Step 12
Repeat Step 9 to finish the end of the wire through the last Swarovski crystal 19x5mm crystal astral pink column.

Earrings

Step 1
Using flush-cutters cut two 1-1/4 inch lengths of 4mm rolo chain and eight 3/4 inch lengths of 1.25 round cable chain.
Step 2
String one Swarovski crystal 6mm astral pink bicone and one Swarovski crystal 4mm light Siam bicone onto a 1-inch headpin. 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 an astral pink and light Siam crystal bead drop.

Repeat to create four astral pink and light Siam crystal bead drops and four astral pink and smoked topaz crystal bead drops using one 6mm astral pink bicone and one Swarovski crystal 4mm smoked topaz bicone.
Step 3
Open the10mm pendant bail and pass it over the top edge of a Swarovski crystal 20mm astral pink Helios pendant. Repeat to attach a bail to two 20mm astral pink Helios pendants.
Step 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the loop through the loop on an earwire and the top link on one 1-1/4inch length of 4mm rolo chain and four 3/4 inch lengths of 1.25 round cable chain. Close the jumpring.
Step 5
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the bail on a 20mm astral pink Helios pendant and the last link on the 1-1/4 inch length of 4mm rolo chain. Close the jumpring.

Open the loop on an astral pink and light Siam crystal bead drop. Pass the loop through the last link on the first length of 1.25 round cable chain. Repeat to attach two astral pink and light Siam crystal bead drops and two astral pink and smoked topaz crystal bead drops to the end of each length of chain.
Step 6
Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to create the second earring.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' 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
  • ''Glues'' how-to video and instructions
  • ''Using Accu-Guard™ Wire Protectors'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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