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 Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Nickel Silver Sheet, Embossed and Embellished with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, Brass Drops and Antiqued Gold-Plated Steel Beads 

Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Nickel Silver Sheet, Embossed and Embellished with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, Brass Drops and Antiqued Gold-Plated Steel Beads
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Jude, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Instructions by Maura Buckner, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

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  • Bead, silver-finished steel, 6mm smooth heishi (36 beads)
  • Bead, silver-finished steel, 8mm smooth heishi (36 beads)
  • Bead, silver-finished steel, 10mm smooth heishi (18 beads)
  • Bead, antiqued gold-plated steel, 10mm rimmed round (6 beads)
  • Bead, antiqued gold-plated steel, 15mm rimmed round (8 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal golden shadow, 8x6mm rondelle (8 beads)
  • Bead cap, antiqued gold-plated brass, 6mm ribbed, fits 6-8mm bead (16 bead caps)
  • Drop, antiqued gold-plated brass, 15mm flat round (6 drops)
  • Drop, brass, 25mm double-sided flat round blank with 1.3mm hole (2 drops)
  • Flat back, Swarovski crystal rhinestone, light Colorado topaz, silver-foil back, 7.07-7.27mm round (25 flat backs)
  • Brad, antiqued brass, 7x4mm flat head, 16 gauge (11 brads)
  • Cone, silver-colored brass, 19mm (2 cones)
  • Crimp, silver-plated brass, 2.5x2mm round (2 crimps)
  • Jumpring, silver-plated brass, 4mm round, 20 gauge (4 jumprings)
  • Jumpring, brass, 5mm round, 20 gauge (10 jumprings)
  • Earwire, silver-finished copper, 16mm twisted fishhook with open loop, 20 gauge (2 earwires)
  • Clasp, toggle, silver-plated brass, 16mm plain round (1 clasp)
  • Chain, silver-finished brass, 9x6mm Figaro
  • Beading wire, Accu-Flex, clear, 21 strand, 0.019-inch diameter
  • Wire, Wrapit, nickel silver, dead-soft, round, 22 gauge
  • Sheet, nickel silver, half-hard with mirror finish, 6x6-inch square, 32 gauge (2 sheets)
  • Embossing tool, Epic Six QuicKutz, plastic and steel
  • Embosser folder, QuicKutz, blue, 5-3/4 x 4-1/4 inch rectangle with circle designs, A2 series
  • Adhesive, Loctite 409 Gel
  • Adhesive, Epoxy, Devcon Jeweler's 5-minute, 2-part
  • Beading supply, Bead Stopper
  • Ball peen hammer
  • Tool, steel, 3-3/4x3/4 inch square bench block
  • Tool, micro-mesh sanding pads, 2x2-inch square, 1500-12000 grit
  • Hole punch pliers, EURO TOOL
  • Pliers, flush-cutter 
  • Pliers, round-nose 
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • Pliers, bent-nose 
  • Tweezers 
  • Scissors 
  • End of Materials List

    Necklace

    Step 1
    Place a 6x6-inch 32-gauge nickel silver sheet into a small polka dot embossing folder. Close the folder and use the Epic™ QuicKutz® tool to emboss the sheet.
    Step 2
    Make triangle templates on paper measuring, 1.5x1.5x1.5 inch and 1x1x1 inch. Draw onto the polka dot sheet six 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangles and four 1x1x1-inch triangles. Draw onto the smooth sheet two 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangles and one 1x1x1-inch triangle.

    Using scissors cut the triangles out of the sheets.
    Step 3
    Using a pair of round-nose pliers, while holding a polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle, work one point of the triangle into a tube to create a bail behind the triangle. Repeat to create a total of two polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangles with bails and one smooth 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle with bail.
    Step 4
    Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
    • Two 5-inch lengths of silver-finished brass 9x6mm Figaro chain
    • Two 2-inch lengths of 22-gauge nickel silver wire
    Step 5
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the end of a 2-inch length of wire. Repeat to form a simple loop on the second length of wire.
    Step 6
    Using flush-cutters, cut a 20-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube. Pass the wire through the loop on the first wire and back through the crimp tube leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the wire loop. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (Loctite® 409 Gel optional).

    Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.
    Step 7
    String onto the beading wire the following:
    • One 10mm antiqued gold-plated brass round bead
    • One silver-finished 6mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 10mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead and one silver-finished 6mm heishi bead
    • One 10mm antiqued gold-plated brass round bead
    • One silver-finished 6mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 10mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead and one silver-finished 6mm heishi bead
    • One 15mm antiqued gold-plated brass round bead
    • One silver-finished 6mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 10mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead and one silver-finished 6mm heishi bead
    • One 10mm antiqued gold-plated brass round bead
    • One silver-finished 6mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 10mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead and one silver-finished 6mm heishi bead
    • One 15mm antiqued gold-plated brass round bead
    • One silver-finished 6mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 10mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead and one silver-finished 6mm heishi bead
    • One antiqued gold-plated 6x2mm bead cap, one Swarovski 8mm gold shadow rondelle crystal and one antiqued gold-plated 6x2mm bead cap
    • One silver-finished 6mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 10mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead and one silver-finished 6mm heishi bead
    • One 15mm antiqued gold-plated brass round bead
    • One silver-finished 6mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 10mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead and one silver-finished 6mm heishi bead
    • One antiqued gold-plated 6x2mm bead cap, one Swarovski 8mm gold shadow rondelle crystal and one antiqued gold-plated 6x2mm bead cap
    • One polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle with bail
    • One antiqued gold-plated 6x2mm bead cap, one Swarovski 8mm gold shadow rondelle crystal and one antiqued gold-plated 6x2mm bead cap
    • One silver-finished 6mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 10mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead and one silver-finished 6mm heishi bead
    • One 15mm antiqued gold-plated brass round bead
    • One silver-finished 6mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 10mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead and one silver-finished 6mm heishi bead
    • One antiqued gold-plated 6x2mm bead cap, one Swarovski 8mm gold shadow rondelle crystal and one antiqued gold-plated 6x2mm bead cap
    • One polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle with bail
    • One antiqued gold-plated 6x2mm bead cap, one Swarovski 8mm gold shadow rondelle crystal and one antiqued gold-plated 6x2mm bead cap
    • One silver-finished 6mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 10mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead and one silver-finished 6mm heishi bead
    • One 15mm antiqued gold-plated brass round bead
    • One silver-finished 6mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 10mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead and one silver-finished 6mm heishi bead
    • One antiqued gold-plated 6x2mm bead cap, one Swarovski 8mm gold shadow rondelle crystal and one antiqued gold-plated 6x2mm bead cap
    • One smooth 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle with bail
    • One antiqued gold-plated 6x2mm bead cap, one Swarovski 8mm gold shadow rondelle crystal and one antiqued gold-plated 6x2mm bead cap
    • One silver-finished 6mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 10mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead and one silver-finished 6mm heishi bead
    • One 15mm antiqued gold-plated brass round bead
    • One silver-finished 6mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 10mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead and one silver-finished 6mm heishi bead
    • One antiqued gold-plated 6x2mm bead cap, one Swarovski 8mm gold shadow rondelle crystal, and one antique gold-plated 6x2mm bead cap
    • One silver-finished 6mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 10mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead and one silver-finished 6mm heishi bead
    • One 15mm antiqued gold-plated brass round bead
    • One silver-finished 6mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 10mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead and one silver-finished 6mm heishi bead
    • One 10mm antiqued gold-plated brass round bead
    • One silver-finished 6mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 10mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead and one silver-finished 6mm heishi bead
    • One 15mm antiqued gold-plated brass round bead
    • One silver-finished 6mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 10mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead and one silver-finished 6mm heishi bead
    • One 10mm antiqued gold-plated brass round bead
    • One silver-finished 6mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 10mm heishi bead, one silver-finished 8mm heishi bead and one silver-finished 6mm heishi bead
    • One 10mm antiqued gold-plated brass round bead
    Step 8
    Place one crimp tube onto the beading wire after last bead. Pass the beading wire through the loop on the second 2-inch wire and back through crimp then pull the wire snugly so the crimp is closer to the eyepin. 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 9
    String onto the first 2-inch wire, one silver-plated 19mm bead cone. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, finish the straight end of the wire with a wrapped loop. Repeat to attach a bead cone to the opposite end of the necklace.
    Step 10
    Using one pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the hole the toggle bar portion of the clasp and the first link on a 5-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the last link of the 5-inch length of chain to the wrapped loop on the first half of the necklace.

    Repeat to attach the toggle ring portion of the clasp to the second 5-inch length of chain and the wrapped loop on the second half of the necklace.
    Step 11
    Using the EURO TOOL® hole punch pliers, punch one 1.25mm hole 1/8 inch from the edge on the bottom left corner of the first polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle with bail on the necklace. Punch a hole on the bottom of an antiqued gold-plated 15mm flat round drop.
    Step 12
    Place a copper brad through the punched hole on the antiqued gold-plated 15mm flat round drop and the first punched hole on the bottom left corner of the first polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle and use a ball peen hammer and a steel block to finish the rivet.
    Step 13
    Punch a hole on the top corner of a polka dot 1x1x1-inch triangle.

    Punch a hole 1/8 inch from the edge in the center of the opposite 1-inch side of the triangle.

    Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the hole on the bottom of the antiqued gold-plated 15mm flat round drop and the hole on the top corner of a polka dot 1x1x1-inch triangle. Close the jumpring.

    Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the hole on the center of the opposite 1-inch side of the triangle and the hole on an antiqued gold-plated 25mm flat round drop. Close the jumpring.
    Step 14
    Punch one 1.25mm hole 3/8 inch from the edge on the bottom right corner of the first polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle with bail on the necklace.

    Punch a hole 3/8 inch from the edge on the top left corner of the smooth 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle.

    Match the holes on the smooth triangle over the polka dot triangle. Place a rivet through the hole and finish the rivet to keep the triangles in place.
    Step 15
    Punch a hole 1/8 inch from the edge on the bottom corner of the smooth 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle. Punch a hole on the top corner of a polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle. Punch a hole 1/8 inch from the edge in the center of the opposite 1.5-inch side of the triangle.

    Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the hole on bottom corner of the smooth 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle and the hole on the top corner of a polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle. Close the jumpring.

    Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the hole on the center of the opposite 1-1/2 inch side of the triangle and the hole on an antique gold-plated 15mm flat round drop. Close the jumpring.
    Step 16
    Punch a hole 1/2 inch from the edge on the top right corner of the smooth 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle.

    Punch a hole 1/4 inch from the edge on the top left corner and 1/8 inch from the edge of the top right corner of a polka dot 1x1x1-inch triangle. Punch a hole 1/8 inch from the edge in the center of the opposite 1.5-inch side of the triangle.

    Punch a hole 1/2 inch up and 1/8 inch from the bottom left corner of the second polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle with bail on the necklace.

    Punch a hole on the bottom of an antiqued gold-plated 15mm flat round drop.

    Match the holes on the top left corner of a polka dot 1x1x1-inch triangle over the hole on the top right corner of the smooth 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle. Place a rivet through the hole and finish the rivet to keep the triangles in place.

    Match the holes on the top right corner of a polka dot 1x1x1-inch triangle over the hole on the bottom of the antiqued gold-plated 15mm flat round drop over on the bottom left corner of the second polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle with bail on the necklace. Place a rivet through the hole and finish the rivet to keep the triangles in place.

    Punch a hole on the top corner of a polka dot 1x1x1-inch triangle. Punch a hole 1/8 inch from the edge in the center of the opposite 1-inch side of the triangle.

    Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the hole on the bottom of the antiqued gold-plated 15mm flat round drop and the hole on the top corner of a polka dot 1x1x1-inch triangle. Close the jumpring.

    Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the hole on the center of the opposite 1-inch side of the triangle and the hole on an antiqued gold-plated 15mm flat round drop. Close the jumpring.
    Step 17
    Punch one 1.25mm hole 1/8 inch from the edge in the center of the right edge (3/4 inch from the bottom right corner) of the second polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle with bail on the necklace.

    Punch a hole 1/8 inch from the edge on all three corners of the smooth 1x1x1-inch triangle.

    Punch a hole 1/4 inch from the precut hole on an antiqued gold-plated 25mm flat round drop.

    Punch a hole 1/8 inch from the top corner of a polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle.

    Match the holes on the top left corner of the smooth 1x1x1-inch triangle over the hole on the center right edge of the polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle. Place a rivet through the hole and finish the rivet to keep the triangles in place.

    Match the holes on the bottom left corner of the smooth 1x1x1-inch triangle over the hole on the right on the antiqued gold-plated 25mm flat round drop. Place a rivet through the hole and finish the rivet to hole the drops in place.

    Match the holes on the top corner of a polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle over the hole on the left on the antiqued gold-plated 25mm flat round drop. Place a rivet through the hole and finish the rivet to hole the drops in place.
    Step 18
    Punch one 1.25mm hole 1/2 inch from the edge on the left corner of the smooth 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle with bail on the necklace.

    Punch a hole 1/8 inch from the edge on all three corners and 1/2 inch along the edge to the left from the bottom corner of the polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle.

    Punch a hole 1/8 inch from the top corner of a polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle.

    Punch a hole 1/8 inch from the top corner of a polka dot 1x1x1-inch triangle.

    Match the holes on the top left corner of the polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle over the hole on the right corner of the smooth 1x1x1-inch triangle. Place a rivet through the hole and finish the rivet to keep the triangles in place.

    Match the holes on the top right corner of the polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle over the hole on the left corner of the smooth 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle with bail on the necklace. Place a rivet through the hole and finish the rivet to keep the triangles in place.

    Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the hole on the bottom hole on the polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle and the hole on the top corner of a polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle. Close the jumpring.

    Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the hole on the center edge hole on the polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle and the hole on the top corner of a polka dot 1x1x1-inch triangle. Close the jumpring.
    Step 19
    Mix Devcon Jeweler's 5-minute epoxy according to manufacturer's instructions. Place a thin layer of epoxy on the Swarovski 7mm flat back light Colorado topaz and one of the polka dots on the first polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle with bail on the necklace. Press the crystal on to the polka dot. Let the epoxy set for 5 minutes. Make sure to use proper ventilation when using this product. Repeat to attach a total of nineteen Swarovski 7mm flat back light Colorado topaz crystals to the triangles in a random pattern.

    Earrings

    Step 1
    Place a 6x6-inch 32-gauge nickel silver sheet into a small polka dot embossing folder. Close the folder and use the Epic QuicKutz tool to emboss the sheet.
    Step 2
    Make triangle templates on paper measuring, 1.5x1.5x1.5 inch and 1x1x1 inch. Draw onto the polka dot sheet two 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangles, one 1x1x1-inch triangle. Draw onto the smooth sheet two 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangles and one 1x1x1-inch triangles.
    Step 3
    Using scissors cut the triangles out of the sheets. Gently curve the edges of the triangles to smooth the points.
    Step 4
    Using the EURO TOOL hole punch pliers, punch one 1.25mm hole 1/8 inch from the edge on the top corner of a polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle.

    Punch a hole 1/8 inch from the edge 1/2 inch down the left side of the polka-dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle.

    Punch a hole 1/8 inch from the edge in the center of the bottom side of the polka-dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle.

    Punch a hole 3/4 inch from the top corner of the smooth 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle.

    Punch a hole 1/8 inch from the top corner of the smooth 1x1x1-inch triangle.
    Step 5
    Match the holes on the edge 1/2 inch down the left side of the polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle (pointed edge toward the top), over antiqued gold-plated 15mm flat round drop (half the circle coming out behind the polka dot triangle to the left) and the punched hole in the center of the smooth 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle (flat edge toward the top). Place a rivet through the holes and use a ball peen hammer and a steel block to finish the rivet.
    Step 6
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers, open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the hole on the center of the bottom side of the polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle and the hole on the top corner of a smooth 1x1x1-inch triangle. Close the jumpring.

    Open the loop on an earwire. Pass it through the hole on the top corner of the polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle. Close the loop.
    Step 7
    Mix Devcon Jeweler's 5-minute Epoxy according to manufacturer's instructions. Place a thin layer of adhesive on the Swarovski 7mm flat back light Colorado topaz and one of the polka dots on the top polka dot 1.5x1.5x1.5-inch triangle. Press the crystal on to the polka dot. Let the adhesive set for 5 minutes. Make sure to use proper ventilation when using this product. Repeat to attach two Swarovski 7mm flat back light Colorado topaz crystals to the triangle.
    Step 8
    Repeat Steps 4 - 7 to create the second earring using two polka-dot and one smooth triangle. Attach components in an upside down and reverse pattern from first earring. This will give you a right and left facing earring.
    : : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''How To Crimp a Crimp Bead/Crimp Tube'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Making a Wrapped Loop and Double-Wrapped Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Glues'' how-to video and instructions
  • ''Secrets to Using Bead Caps'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Using Bead Cones'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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