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 Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Viking Knit Wire, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, Seed Beads and Stainless Steel Components 

Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Viking Knit Wire, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, Seed Beads and Stainless Steel Components
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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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Necklace

Step 1
Following the directions from the Viking Knit tool, using gold-colored 26-gauge round Zebra Wire™, weave a 15-1/2 inch section of wire tubing, drawing the finished wire to approximately 6mm in diameter. This is a fairly loose weave, creating larger loops to leave more open space to see the inner beads better.
Step 2
Using gold-colored 26-gauge round Zebra Wire, weave a 2-inch section of wire tubing. Add a length of silver-colored 26-gauge round Zebra Wire. Weave one row of loops using the silver-colored wire (passing the gold-colored wire to the inside of the weave). Then switch and weave one row of gold-colored wire (passing the silver-colored wire to the inside of the weave).

Continue weaving alternating colors for 5 inches, silver-colored wire for 4 inches, alternating colors for 5 inches and gold-colored wire for 2 inches. Draw the finished wire to approximately 7mm in diameter.
Step 3
Using flush-cutters, cut a 16-inch length of gold-colored 28-gauge wire. Insert the wire into the 6mm gold tubing.

Begin stringing #6 ruby red seed beads onto the wire, sliding them inside the tubing as you go. Continue to string on the seed beads until the wire inside the tube is completely filled with beads.
Step 4
String five stainless steel 10x9mm ribbed tube beads onto the outside of the 6mm tube.
Step 5
Using a 4-inch length of gold-colored 24-gauge round wire, anchor the 4-inch wire through the wire at one end of the Viking Knit tubing. String onto the wire one 6mm cord end to cover the end of the Viking Knit tubing. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, and flush-cutters, finish the end of the wire with a wrapped loop.

Repeat to create a wrapped loop on the opposite end of the Viking Knit tubing.
Step 6
Repeat Steps 3 - 5 to finish the 7mm multicolored tubing, using an 18-inch length of 28-gauge wire to string the seed beads on the inside of the tubing, two gold-plated 8mm cord ends and six stainless steel 23x13.5mm components with two loops on the outside of the tubing.
Step 7
Using flush-cutters, cut two 4-1/4 inch lengths of gold-plated 9x6mm Figaro chain.
Step 8
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers, open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the wrapped loop on one side of the 16-inch Viking Knit wire and one loop on a stainless steel 23x13.5mm component with two loops. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the opposite side of the knit wire to a second stainless steel 23x13.5mm component with two loops.

Repeat to attach the 18-inch Viking Knit wire to the stainless steel 23x13.5mm components with two loops.
Step 9
Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the ring portion of the toggle clasp and the first link on a 4-1/4 inch length of gold-plated 9x6mm Figaro chain. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach the last link on the 4-1/4 inch length of gold-plated 9x6mm Figaro chain to the opposite loop on the first stainless steel 23x13.5mm component with two loops, attached to the first end of the strands.

Repeat to attach the second 4-1/4 inch length of gold-plated 9x6mm Figaro chain to the bar portion of the toggle clasp and the loop on the second stainless steel 23x13.5mm component with two loops, attached to the opposite end of the strands.
Step 10
Starting at 5-1/4 inches from the cord end on the 16-inch length of gold-colored Viking Knit tubing, position the first stainless steel 10x9mm ribbed tube bead. Position the next four beads, 1 inch apart, on the center portion of the strand.
Step 11
Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the top loop of the first stainless steel 23x13.5mm component with two loops, on the 18-inch strand and through the wire in the Viking Knit on the first strand, 5 inches from the first cord end. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach the six stainless steel 23x13.5mm components with two loops, from the second strand to the wire on the Viking Knit on the first strand, every 1 inch from the previous jumpring. This will position the jumprings in between each of the ribbed beads on the first strand.
Step 12
String one Swarovski topaz 12mm star bead onto a 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. Repeat to create a total of four Swarovski topaz 12mm star bead bead drops.
Step 13
Remove the bail from the antiqued brass-finished and rhinestone star pendant.

Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the star pendant and the Viking Knit at the center of the second strand between the third and fourth stainless steel 23x13.5mm components with two loops. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a Swarovski topaz 12mm star bead drop between 23x13.5mm components with two loops, every 1.5-inches from the star pendant.

Earrings

Step 1
String one Swarovski topaz 12mm star bead onto a 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. Repeat to create two Swarovski topaz 12mm star bead bead drops.
Step 2
Following the directions in the Viking Knit set, using gold-colored 26-gauge round Zebra Wire, weave a 4-1/2 inch section of wire tubing, drawing the finished wire to approximately 6mm in diameter. This is a fairly loose weave, creating larger loops to leave more open space to see the inner beads better.
Step 3
Using flush-cutters, cut a 5-inch length of gold-colored 28-gauge wire. Insert the wire into the 6mm gold-colored tubing.

Begin stringing #6 ruby red seed beads onto the wire, sliding them inside the tubing as you go. Continue to string on the seed beads until the wire inside the tube is completely filled with beads.
Step 4
String one stainless steel 10x9mm ribbed tube bead onto the outside of the 6mm tube.
Step 5
Using a 4-inch length of gold-colored 24-gauge round wire, anchor the 4-inch wire through one end of the Viking Knit tubing. String onto the wire one 6mm cord end to cover the end of the Viking Knit tubing. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, and flush-cutters, finish the end of the wire with a wrapped loop.

Repeat to add one 6mm cord end and create a wrapped loop to the opposite end of the Viking Knit tube.
Step 6
String one stainless steel 23x13.5mm component with two loops on the outside of the tubing.
Step 7
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the wrapped loop on one side of the knit wire and the wrapped loop on the second side creating a loop. Close the jumpring.
Step 8
Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the top loop on the stainless steel 23x13.5mm component with two loops. Close the jumpring.

Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the previous jumpring and the loop on an earwire. Close the jumpring.

Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the bottom loop on the stainless steel 23x13.5mm component with two loops, and the loop on a Swarovski topaz 12mm star bead drop. Close the jumpring.
Step 9
Repeat Steps 2 - 8 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
  • ''Making a Wrapped Loop and Double-Wrapped Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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