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 Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Antiqued Silver-, Brass- and Gunmetal-Plated Pewter Cones, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, Aluminum Chain and Antiqued Brass-Finished Steel Chain 

Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Antiqued Silver-, Brass- and Gunmetal-Plated Pewter Cones, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, Aluminum Chain and Antiqued Brass-Finished Steel Chain
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Jamie, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

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

: : : Materials : : :

  • Bead, gold-plated brass, 3mm corrugated round (8 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, vintage rose, 4mm round (2 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, light rose satin, 6mm Xilion bicone (3 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, rose peach, 6mm Xilion bicone (7 beads)
  • Pearl, Swarovski crystal gemcolors, coral, 8mm round (8 pearls)
  • Charm gunmetal-finished steel, 21x17mm fancy butterfly with cutouts (8 charms)
  • Cone, antiqued brass-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 20x10.5mm textured 4-sided, fits 8x7mm bead (2 cones)
  • Cone, antiqued silver-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 20x10.5mm textured 4-sided, fits 8x7mm bead (1 cone)
  • Cone, gunmetal-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 20x10.5mm textured 4-sided, fits 8x7mm bead (1 cone)
  • Cone, antiqued brass-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 23.5x14.5mm crescent with ridged design and textured back, fits 11x3.5mm bead (3 cones)
  • Cone, antiqued silver-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 23.5x14.5mm crescent with ridged design and textured back, fits 11x3.5mm bead (3 cones)
  • Cone, gunmetal-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 23.5x14.5mm crescent with ridged design and textured back, fits 11x3.5mm bead (1 cone)
  • Cone, antiqued brass-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 24x16mm textured flat, fits 10x4.5mm bead (1 cone)
  • Cone, antiqued silver-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 24x16mm textured flat, fits 10x4.5mm bead (5 cones)
  • Cone, gunmetal-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 24x16mm textured flat, fits 10x4.5mm bead (1 cone)
  • Jumpring, antiqued gold-plated brass, 8mm round, 16 gauge (23 jumprings)
  • Headpin, gold-plated brass, 1-1/2 inch, 24 gauge (8 headpins)
  • Eyepin, gold-plated brass, 2-1/2 inches, 21 gauge (8 eyepins)
  • Clasp, lobster claw, antiqued silver-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 20x13mm with double-sided fancy heart design (1 clasp)
  • Earwire, gunmetal-plated brass, 16mm leverback with 7x2mm shield and open loop (2 earwires)
  • Chain, antiqued brass-finished steel, 3x2mm flat cable link
  • Chain, antiqued brass-finished steel, 5x3mm patterned cable link
  • Chain, aluminum, matte gold, 6x4mm curb
  • Chain, gold-finished aluminum, 14x10mm twisted oval curb
  • Chain, aluminum, gunmetal, 15x11mm oval cable link
  • Pliers, flush-cutter 
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • Pliers, round-nose 
  • Pliers, bent-nose 
  • End of Materials List

    Necklace

    Step 1
    Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
    • One 15-inch length of gunmetal-finished 15x11mm oval cable chain
    • One 4-inch length of gold-finished 14x10mm twisted oval curb chain
    • Four 3-1/2 inch lengths and two 5-3/4 inch lengths of matte gold-colored 6x4mm curb chain
    • Five 3-1/2-inch lengths of antiqued brass-finished 3x2mm flat cable chain
    • One 3-1/2-inch length of antiqued brass-finished 5x3mm patterned cable chain
    Step 2
    Open the loop on an eyepin. Pass the center link on one 3-1/2 inch length of antiqued brass-finished 5x3mm patterned cable chain onto the loop. Close the loop. String one antiqued silver-plated 24x16mm textured flat cone, three Swarovski 4mm round rose crystals (inside the cone), one antiqued silver-plated 24x16mm textured flat cone, three Swarovski rose 4mm round, one antiqued gunmetal-plated 24x16mm textured flat cone, one Swarovski rose peach 6mm bicone 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 to create one long textured cone bead drop.

    Repeat to create:
    • Two 4-sided cone bead drops using one 3-1/2 inch lengths of antiqued brass-finished 3x2mm flat cable chain on the loop, one Swarovski rose peach 6mm bicone (inside the cone), one antiqued brass-plated 20x10.5mm 4-sided cone, one Swarovski 6mm bicone rose peach crystal, one antiqued silver-plated 20x10.5mm textured 4-sided cone and one Swarovski rose peach 6mm bicone
    • One short textured cone bead drop using one 3-1/2 inch length of antiqued brass-finished 3x2mm flat cable chain on the loop, one antiqued silver-plated 24x16mm textured flat cone, one Swarovski rose 4mm round (inside the cone), one antiqued brass-plated 24x16mm textured flat cone, one Swarovski rose 4mm round, one antiqued silver-plated 24x16mm textured flat cone and one Swarovski light rose satin 6mm bicone
    • One antiqued brass-plated crescent cone bead drop using one 3-1/2 inch length of antiqued brass-finished 3x2mm flat cable chain on the loop, three antiqued brass-plated 23.5x14.5mm crescent cones and one Swarovski rose peach 6mm bicone
    • One antiqued silver-plated crescent cone bead drop using one 3-1/2 inch length of antiqued brass-finished 3x2mm flat cable chain on the loop, three antiqued silver-plated 23.5x14.5mm crescent cones and one Swarovski light rose satin 6mm bicone
    • Seven Swarovski 8mm coral pearl bead drops using one Swarovski 8mm coral pearl and one headpin
    Step 3
    String one Swarovski 8mm coral pearl, one gold-plated 3mm corrugated round, and one Swarovski rose peach 6mm bicone onto a headpin. Using round-nose pliers create a loop, leaving the excess wire. Attach the loop to the first link of the 4-inch length of gold-finished14x10mm twisted oval curb chain. Finish the end with a wrapped loop using round-nose pliers.
    Step 4
    Open the last link on the 4-inch length of gold-finished 14x10mm twisted oval curb chain. Attach it to the first link on the 15-inch length of gunmetal-finished 15x11mm oval cable chain.

    Open the last link on the 15-inch length of gunmetal-finished 15x11mm oval cable chain. Pass it through the loop on the lobster claw clasp. Close the link.
    Step 5
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers, open one 8mm jumpring. Pass it though the first link on one 3-1/2 inch length of matte gold-colored 6x4mm curb chain and the 15th link on the 15-inch length of gunmetal-finished 15x11mm oval cable chain. Close the jumpring.
    Step 6
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers gently fold a gunmetal-finished butterfly charm in the center approximately 20 degrees. Repeat on a second butterfly charm.
    Step 7
    Attach the following components to the 15-inch length of gunmetal-finished 15x11mm oval cable chain using an 8mm jumpring:
    • One 3-1/2 inch length of matte gold-colored 6x4mm curb chain to the 19th, 21st, and 25th link
    • One 5-3/4 inch length of matte gold-colored 6x4mm curb chain (the 20th link of the curb chain to make two strands of chain) to the 17th and 23rd link
    • One 4-sided cone bead drop to the 16th and 26th links
    • One antiqued silver-plated crescent cone bead drop to the 18th link
    • One long textured cone bead drop to the 20th link
    • One antiqued brass-plated crescent cone bead drop to the 22nd link
    • One short textured cone bead drop to the 24th link
    • One bent butterfly charm to the 21st link and the first link on the 3-1/2 inch length of matte gold-colored 6x4mm curb chain on the 19th link on the 15-inch length of gunmetal-finished 15x11mm oval cable chain
    • One flat butterfly charm on the 14th and 25th links and the 13th link on the 5-3/4 inch length of matte gold-colored 6x4mm curb chain attached to the 17th link of the 15-inch length of gunmetal-finished 15x11mm oval cable chain, and the 24th link on the 5-3/4 inch length of matte gold-colored 6x4mm curb chain attached to the 23rd link of the 15-inch length of gunmetal-finished 15x11mm oval cable chain
    • One Swarovski 8mm coral pearl bead drop to the bottom of each of the butterfly charm attached to the matte gold-colored 6x4mm curb chains from the previous step
    • One Swarovski 8mm coral pearl bead drop to the 15th, 17th, 19th, 22nd, and 25th links

    Earrings

    Step 1
    Using flush-cutters, cut twenty-two 2-1/2 inch lengths of antiqued brass-finished 3x2mm flat cable chain.
    Step 2
    Open the loop on an eyepin. Pass the first link on eleven 2-1/2 inch length of antiqued brass-finished 3x2mm flat cable chain onto the loop. Close the loop. String one gunmetal-plated 23.5x14.5mm crescent cone and one Swarovski rose 4mm round onto a headpin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire to create one gunmetal-plated cone bead drop. Repeat to create a silver-plated crescent cone bead drop.
    Step 3
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers gently fold a butterfly charm in the center approximately 20 degrees. Bend 1/4 of the top of each upper wing back toward the center approximately 45 degrees. Bend 1/4 of the bottom of each lower wing away from the center approximately 45 degrees. Repeat on a second butterfly charm.
    Step 4
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers, open the loop on an earwire. Pass it though the loop on one long textured cone bead drop and the loop on a butterfly charm onto the loop. Close the loop on the earwire.

    Repeat to create the second earring with the silver-plated crescent cone bead drop.
    : : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Making a Wrapped Loop and Double-Wrapped Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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