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 Multi-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Czech Fire-Polished Glass Beads, Cloisonné Beads and Gold-Plated Chain 

Multi-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Czech Fire-Polished Glass Beads, Cloisonné Beads and Gold-Plated Chain
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Gulten Dye

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Instructions by Rachel, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

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Say hi to style and awaken hot summer looks by stringing together this five-alarm jewelry statement. This five-strand stunning necklace and hoop earring set is May's go-to jewelry project for fashion perfection and loads of attention. A brilliant combination of Czech fire-polished glass beads, cloisonné beads, filigree findings ...

Necklace

Step 1
Using flush-cutters cut the following lengths of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire:
  • One 18-inch length
  • One 21-inch length
  • One 24-inch length
Cut the following lengths of gold-plated 18x8mm hammered marquise chain:
  • One 10-inch length
  • One 13-inch length
  • One 15-inch length
Remove two intact 33mm rings from the gold-plated triple link finished necklace chain.

First Strand

Step 2
String onto the 18-inch length of beading wire one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and the one Accu-Guard™ wire protector. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guard leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite®) inside the crimp (optional).

Using crimping pliers crimp the crimp bead. Using flush-cutters trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire.
Step 3
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Repeat this stringing sequence for a total of five sets:
    • One Czech glass lavender 6mm round
    • One Czech glass amethyst purple AB 3mm round
Continue to string one Czech glass lavender 6mm round
Step 4
Continue to string the following:
  • One gold-plated 6x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Czech glass amethyst purple AB 10mm round
  • One gold-plated 6x2mm beaded rondelle
Step 5
Repeat the stringing sequence in Steps 3 and 4 for a total of five sets.

Repeat the Stringing sequence in Step 3 once more.
Step 6
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.

Second Strand

Step 7
Repeat Step 2 on the 21-inch length of beading wire to begin the second strand.
Step 8
String onto the beading wire one Czech glass amethyst purple AB 3mm round and one Czech glass lavender 6mm round. Repeat this stringing sequence for a total of ten sets.
Step 9
Continue to string the following onto the beading wire:
  • One Czech glass amethyst purple AB 10mm round
  • One gold-plated 6x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One cloisonné 12mm round bead
  • One gold-plated 6x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Czech glass amethyst purple AB 10mm round
Step 10
Continue to string the following onto the beading wire:
  • One Czech glass lavender 6mm round
  • Five Czech glass amethyst purple AB 3mm rounds
  • One Czech glass lavender 6mm round
  • One gold-plated 6x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Czech glass amethyst purple AB 10mm round
  • One gold-plated 6x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Czech glass lavender 6mm round
  • Five Czech glass amethyst purple AB 3mm rounds
  • One Czech glass lavender 6mm round
Step 11
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 9 one time.

Repeat the stringing sequence in Steps 8 - 10 in the opposite direction to string the second half of the necklace.
Step 12
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.

Third Strand

Step 13
Repeat Step 2 on the 24-inch length of beading wire to begin the third strand.
Step 14
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Four Czech glass amethyst purple AB 3mm rounds
  • One Czech glass lavender 6mm round
  • One gold-plated 6x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Czech glass amethyst purple AB 10mm round
  • One gold-plated 6x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Czech glass lavender 6mm round
  • Five Czech glass amethyst purple AB 3mm rounds
Step 15
Continue to string the following onto the beading wire:
  • One Czech glass amethyst purple AB 10mm round
  • One gold-plated 6x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One cloisonné 12mm round bead
  • One gold-plated 6x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Czech glass amethyst purple AB 10mm round
Step 16
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Five Czech glass amethyst purple AB 3mm rounds
  • One Czech glass lavender 6mm round
  • One gold-plated 6x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Czech glass amethyst purple AB 10mm round
  • One gold-plated 6x2mm beaded rondelle
  • One Czech glass lavender 6mm round
  • Five Czech glass amethyst purple AB 3mm rounds
Step 17
Repeat the stringing sequence in Steps 15 and 16 a total of four times.

Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 15 and then in Step 14 in the opposite direction.
Step 18
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.

Assembling the Necklace

Step 19
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open twelve gold-plated 4mm jumprings and six gold-plated 5mm jumprings.
Step 20
Pass one 5mm jumpring through the last link on one end of the 13-inch length of hammered marquise chain and the first loop on the bottom right side of one gold-plated 32x8mm filigree cluster. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the opposite end of the chain to the first loop on the bottom left side of a second filigree cluster.
Step 21
Attach one 5mm jumpring to the last link on each end of the 15-inch length of hammered marquise chain.

Pass one 4mm jumpring through the 5mm jumpring on one end of the 15-inch length of hammered marquise chain and the fifth loop from the bottom right of the first filigree cluster. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the opposite end of the chain to the fifth loop from the bottom left side of the second filigree cluster.
Step 22
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the Accu-Guard on one end of the 18-inch strand of beads and the second loop on the bottom right side of the first filigree cluster. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the opposite end of the strand to the second loop on the bottom left side of the second filigree cluster.

Repeat to attach the 21-inch strand to the fourth loop on the bottom right side of the first filigree cluster and the center fourth loop on the bottom left side of the second filigree cluster.

Repeat to attach the 24-inch strand to the bottom left loop on the first filigree cluster and the bottom right loop on the second filigree cluster.
Step 23
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the top left loop on the filigree cluster and one 33mm ring. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the top right loop on the filigree cluster to the same 33mm ring.

Repeat to attach the second filigree cluster to a second 33mm ring.
Step 24
Pass one 5mm jumpring through the last link on one end of the 10-inch length of hammered marquise chain and the loop on one gold-plated lobster claw clasp. Close the jumpring.

Pass one 5mm jumpring through the opposite end of the 10-inch length of chain and the first 33mm ring. Close the jumpring.

Note: The gold-plated lobster claw clasp is attached to the second 33mm ring.

Earrings

Step 1
String onto one gold-plated 1-inch headpin one Czech glass lavender 6mm round. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire forming a Czech glass drop.

Repeat to create a total of ten Czech glass drops.
Step 2
Beginning on the left side of one gold-plated 32x8mm filigree cluster attach one Czech glass drop to every other bottom loop adding a total of four Czech glass drops.
Step 3
Using flush-cutters remove two 33mm rings from the gold-plated triple link finished necklace chain.
Step 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open one 4mm jumpring and three 5mm jumprings.
Step 5
Pass one 5mm jumpring through the top left loop on the filigree cluster and one 33mm ring. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the top right loop on the filigree cluster to the same 33mm ring.
Step 6
Pass one 5mm jumpring through the fifth Czech glass drop. Close the jumpring.
Step 7
Pass one 5mm jumpring through the previous 5mm jumpring and the opposite end of the 33mm ring. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second jumpring creating double jumprings.
Step 8
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the double jumpring and the loop on one gold-plated leverback earwire. Close the jumpring.
Step 9
Repeat Steps 2 - 8 to create a second earring.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''How To Crimp a Crimp Bead/Crimp Tube'' 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
  • View the Stylish Stringing collection
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