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 Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Aluminum Chain and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 

Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Aluminum Chain and 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®

: : : Materials : : :

  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, Indian red, 8mm round (2 beads)
  • Bead, gunmetal-plated copper, 6x2mm beaded rondelle (50 beads)
  • Bead, brown goldstone, 6x6mm flat star (16 beads)
  • Drop, antiqued copper-plated brass, 26x10.5mm rectangle with 24x8mm faceted princess baguette setting (6 drops)
  • Drop, antiqued gold-plated brass, 29x21mm rectangle with 27x19mm faceted emerald-cut setting (3 drops)
  • Embellishment, Swarovski crystal rhinestone, jet, 24x8mm princess baguette fancy stone (6 embellishments)
  • Embellishment, Swarovski crystal, crystal golden shadow, foil back, 27x18.5mm emerald-cut fancy stone (3 embellishments)
  • End bar, gunmetal-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 25x4.5mm single-sided diamond design with 3 loops, 8mm between loops (2 end bars)
  • Crimp bead, silver-plated brass, 2x1.5mm round, 1.3mm inside diameter (2 crimp beads)
  • Crimp cover, gunmetal-plated brass, 4mm round (2 crimp covers)
  • Eyepin, gunmetal-plated brass, 1-inch, 21 gauge (2 eyepins)
  • Headpin, gunmetal-plated brass, 1-inch, 21 gauge (16 eyepins)
  • Jumpring, gunmetal-plated brass, 6mm round, 18 gauge (16 jumprings)
  • Earwire, gunmetal-plated brass, 15mm flat fishhook with open loop, 21 gauge (2 earwires)
  • Clasp, lobster claw, gunmetal-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 24x12mm with double-sided swirl design (1 clasp)
  • Chain, aluminum, copper, 6x4mm curb
  • Chain, aluminum, bronze, 6x4mm curb
  • Chain, gunmetal-plated brass, 8mm round
  • French wire, enamel-coated brass, brown, 0.7mm tube
  • Beading wire, Accu-Flex, clear, 49 strand, 0.019-inch
  • Adhesive, epoxy, Araldite Standard Epoxy, 2-part, 90-minute
  • Pliers, bent-nose 
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • Pliers, round-nose 
  • Pliers, flat-nose 
  • Pliers, flush-cutter 
  • Pliers, crimping 
  • End of Materials List

    Necklace

    Step 1
    Mix Araldite® Standard Epoxy according to manufacturer’s instructions. Place a thin layer of adhesive on the back of a Swarovski 27x18.5mm faceted emerald-cut crystal golden shadow fancy stone and a small amount on the inside of an antiqued gold-plated 29x21mm emerald-cut setting. Press the stone into the setting. Repeat to attach three Swarovski 27x18.5mm faceted emerald-cut crystal golden shadow fancy stones into antiqued gold-plated 29x21mm emerald-cut settings and four Swarovski 24x8mm faceted princess baguette jet fancy stones into antiqued copper-plated 26x10.5mm rectangle settings. Let the adhesive set for 90 minutes. Make sure to use proper ventilation when using this product.
    Step 2
    String one 6mm flat star goldstone 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 twelve 6mm flat star goldstone bead drops.
    Step 3
    Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
    • One 19-inch length of gunmetal-plated 8mm round chain
    • Four 10-link lengths, four 11-link lengths, four 12-link lengths, four 13-link lengths, four 14-link lengths, four 15-link lengths, four 16-link lengths, four 17-link lengths, four 18-link lengths, four 19-link lengths and three 20-link lengths of copper-colored 6x4mm curb chain
    • Two 10-link lengths, four 11-link lengths, four 12-link lengths, four 13-link lengths, four 14-link lengths, four 15-link lengths, four 16-link lengths, four 17-link lengths, four 18-link lengths, four 19-link lengths, four 20-link lengths and one 21-link length of bronze-colored 6x4mm curb chain
    Step 4
    Open the first link on a 10-link length of copper-colored chain. Attach it to the last link on a 10-link length of bronze-colored chain. Repeat to create two sets of chains.

    Continue to attach the chains to together in the following order:
    • Two sets of one 11-link bronze-colored chain and 10-link copper-colored chain
    • Two sets of one 11-link bronze-colored chain and 11-link copper-colored chain
    • Two sets of one 12-link bronze-colored chain and 11-link copper-colored chain
    • Two sets of one 12-link bronze-colored chain and 12-link copper-colored chain
    • Two sets of one 13-link bronze-colored chain and 12-link copper-colored chain
    • Two sets of one 13-link bronze-colored chain and 13-link copper-colored chain
    • Two sets of one 14-link bronze-colored chain and 13-link copper-colored chain
    • Two sets of one 14-link bronze-colored chain and 14-link copper-colored chain
    • Two sets of one 15-link bronze-colored chain and 14-link copper-colored chain
    • Two sets of one 15-link bronze-colored chain and 15-link copper-colored chain
    • Two sets of one 16-link bronze-colored chain and 15-link copper-colored chain
    • Two sets of one 16-link bronze-colored chain and 16-link copper-colored chain
    • Two sets of one 17-link bronze-colored chain and 16-link copper-colored chain
    • Two sets of one 17-link bronze-colored chain and 17-link copper-colored chain
    • Two sets of one 18-link bronze-colored chain and 17-link copper-colored chain
    • Two sets of one 18-link bronze-colored chain and 18-link copper-colored chain
    • Two sets of one 19-link bronze-colored chain and 18-link copper-colored chain
    • Two sets of one 19-link bronze-colored chain and 19-link copper-colored chain
    • Two sets of one 20-link bronze-colored chain and 19-link copper-colored chain
    • Two sets of one 20-link bronze-colored chain and 20-link copper-colored chain
    • One set of one 21-link bronze-colored chain and 20-link copper-colored chain
    Tip: Open and close chain links as you would a jumpring to avoid distorting the link.
    Step 5
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open one 6mm jumpring. Pass it though the first link on the 19-inch length of gunmetal-plated 8mm round chain. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat to attach a 6mm jumpring to the last link on the 19-inch length of gunmetal-plated 8mm round chain.

    Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a lobster claw clasp and the last link on the 19-inch length of gunmetal-plated 8mm round chain. Close the jumpring.
    Step 6
    Using flush-cutters, cut a 22-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire, one crimp tube and a 1/2 inch piece of French wire. Pass the wire through the jumpring attached to the first link on the 19-inch length of gunmetal-plated 8mm round chain and back through the crimp tube leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the jumpring so the French wire is formed into a nicely curved tube. 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 7
    String onto the beading wire the following:
    • Twenty-three sets of one Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal and one gunmetal-plated 6x2mm beaded rondelle
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 10-link bronze- and 10-link copper-colored chain (the first link on the bronze-colored chain)
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 11-link bronze- and 10-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 11-link bronze- and 11-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 12-link bronze- and 11-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 12-link bronze- and 12-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 13-link bronze- and 12-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 13-link bronze- and 13-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 14-link bronze- and 13-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 14-link bronze- and 14-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 15-link bronze- and 14-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 15-link bronze- and 15-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 16-link bronze- and 15-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 16-link bronze- and 16-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 17-link bronze- and 16-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 17-link bronze- and 17-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 18-link bronze- and 17-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 18-link bronze- and 18-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 19-link bronze- and 18-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 19-link bronze- and 19-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 20-link bronze- and 19-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    • One 20-link bronze- and 20-link copper-colored chain
    • One Swarovski 4mm round Indian red crystal
    Step 8
    String onto the beading wire one 21-link bronze- and 20-link copper-colored chain.
    Step 9
    Repeat Step 7 to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
    Step 10
    Place one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch of French wire and the 6mm jumpring attached to the last link on the 19-inch length of gunmetal-plated 8mm round chain. Pass the beading wire back through crimp, then pull the wire snuggly so the crimp and the French wire are closer to the jumpring. 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.

    Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.
    Step 11
    Attach the following components to the 19-inch length of gunmetal-plated 8mm round chain:
    • One Swarovski 27x18.5mm faceted emerald-cut crystal golden shadow fancy stone setting with a 6mm jumpring to the 19th, 23rd and 27th link
    • One Swarovski 24x8mm facetted princess baguette jet fancy stone setting with a 6mm jumpring to the 17th, 21st, 25th and 29th link
    • One 6mm flat star goldstone bead drop to the 14th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, 26th, 28th, 30th, 31st and 32nd link

    Earrings

    Step 1
    Mix Araldite Standard Epoxy according to manufacturer’s instructions. Place a thin layer of adhesive on the back of a Swarovski 24x8mm faceted princess baguette jet fancy stone and a small amount on the inside of an antiqued copper-plated 26x10.5mm rectangle setting. Press the stone into the setting. Repeat to create two Swarovski 24x8mm faceted princess baguette jet fancy stone in antiqued copper-plated 26x10.5mm rectangle settings. Let the adhesive set for 90 minutes. Make sure to use proper ventilation when using this product.
    Step 2
    String one 6mm flat star goldstone 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 four 6mm flat star goldstone bead drops.

    String one gunmetal-plated 6x2mm beaded rondelle, one Swarovski 8mm round Indian red crystal and one gunmetal-plated 6x2mm beaded rondelle onto an eyepin. 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 8mm round Indian red crystal beading links.
    Step 3
    Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
    • Eight 10-link lengths and four 11-link lengths of copper-colored 6x4mm curb chain
    • Four 10-link lengths and eight 11-link lengths of bronze-colored 6x4mm curb chain
    Step 4
    Open the first link on a 10-link length of copper-colored chain. Attach it to the last link on a 10-link length of bronze-colored chain. Repeat to create four sets of chains.

    Continue to attach the chains to together in the following order:
    • Four sets of one 11-link bronze-colored chain and 10-link copper-colored chain
    • Four sets of one 11-link bronze-colored chain and 11-link copper-colored chain
    Step 5
    Open the first link on one 10-link bronze- and 10-link copper-colored chain. Pass it through the first loop on a 3-loop end-bar. Close the loop.
    Step 6
    Attach the following to the loops on the 3-loop end bar creating a V-shape:
    • One 11-link bronze- and 10-link copper-colored chain to the inside of the first loop
    • Two 11-link bronze- and 11-link copper-colored chain to the second loop
    • One 11-link bronze- and 10-link copper-colored chain to the inside of the third loop
    • One 10-link bronze- and 10-link copper-colored chain to the outside of the third loop
    Step 7
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open one 6mm jumpring. Pass it though the loop on a Swarovski 24x8mm faceted princess baguette jet fancy stone setting and the second loop on the 3-loop end bar positioning it between the two chains. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat to attach a 6mm flat star goldstone bead drop to the first and third loop on the 3-loop end bar positioning it between the two chains.
    Step 8
    Open the loop on a Swarovski 8mm round Indian red crystal beading link. Pass it through the loop on an earwire. Close the loop.

    Open the opposite loop on the Swarovski 8mm round Indian red crystal beading link. Pass it through the loop on the top of the 3-loop end bar. Close the loop.
    Step 9
    Repeat Steps 5 - 8 to create the second 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
  • ''Using Crimp Covers'' how-to video and instructions
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Glues'' how-to video and instructions
  • ''Using French Wire with Accu-Flex® Professional Quality Beading Wire'' how-to video and instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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