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 Convertible Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Set with Rose Quartz Gemstone Beads, Antiqued Gold-Plated Steel Focals and Pink Opal Gemstone Beads 

Convertible Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Set with Rose Quartz Gemstone Beads, Antiqued Gold-Plated Steel Focals and Pink Opal Gemstone Beads
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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
Necklace and Bracelet Instructions by Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
Earring Instructions by Rachel, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

: : : Materials : : :

  • Bead, pink opal, 30x25x10 - 38x32x10mm flat rectangle (4 beads)
  • Bead, rose quartz, large tumbled nugget (4 beads)
  • Bead, rose quartz, 14x10mm faceted flat rectangle (4 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal and gold-plated brass, crystal AB, 4x2mm rondelle (2 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal and gold-plated brass, crystal AB, 8mm rondelle (1 bead)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal and gold-plated brass, crystal AB, 10mm rondelle (2 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal golden shadow, 8x6mm rondelle (5 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal golden shadow, 18mm rondelle with large hole (1 bead)
  • Bead, antiqued gold-plated brass, 2.5mm corrugated round (2 beads)
  • Bead, Hill Tribes fine silver, 15.5mm light hammered round (1 bead)
  • Bead, Hill Tribes, antiqued fine silver, 27mm puffed flat round with line design (1 bead)
  • Bead, antiqued Rajasthani sterling silver, 20x12mm open saucer (1 bead)
  • Bead, antiqued silver-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 5x4mm-15x11mm assorted double-sided butterfly (12 beads)
  • Embellishment, Swarovski crystal rhinestone, crystal blue shade, foil back, 8x8mm Xilion square fancy stone (1 embellishment)
  • Spacer, antiqued gold-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 11x3mm double-eye bar with 8.5mm base (26 spacers)
  • Link, German crystal, clear with satin finish, 14x14mm faceted octagon (1 link)
  • Focal, antiqued gold-plated steel, 30x18mm single-sided fancy butterfly (1 focal)
  • Focal, antiqued gold-plated steel, 59x35mm single-sided wavy flat oval (1 focal)
  • Bead cap, antiqued brass, 9x4mm flower, fits 8-10mm bead (7 bead caps)
  • Bead cap, antiqued gold-plated brass, 10mm leaf, fits 10-12mm bead (16 bead caps)
  • Bead cap, antiqued gold-plated brass, 13mm fancy round with cutout pattern, fits 13-16mm bead (2 bead caps)
  • Bead cap, antiqued gold-plated brass, 15x5mm fancy round with cutout pattern and triangle sides, fits 15-20mm bead (4 bead caps)
  • Bead cap, antiqued gold-plated brass, 15x7mm fancy star with swirl design, fits 15-20mm bead (10 bead caps)
  • Bail, antiqued gold-plated brass, 9x5mm double-sided ribbed with closed loop (2 bails)
  • Bail, antiqued gold-plated brass, 11x10mm double-sided textured with closed loop (2 bails)
  • Cone, antiqued gold-plated brass, 13x10mm filigree, 8mm hole (1 cone)
  • Clasp, lobster claw, antiqued brass-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 22x12mm with double-sided smooth rectangle design (2 clasps)
  • Crimp bead, 12Kt gold-filled, 2x2mm smooth tube, 1.1mm inside diameter (4 crimp beads)
  • Crimp bead, antiqued gold-plated brass, 2.5x1.5mm corrugated, 1.2mm hole (12 crimp beads)
  • Crimp cover, antiqued gold-plated brass, 4mm (8 crimp covers)
  • Jumpring, antiqued brass-finished steel, 5mm round, 21 gauge (4 jumprings)
  • Jumpring, antiqued gold-plated brass, 8mm round, 16 gauge (34 jumprings)
  • Headpin, antiqued gold-plated brass, 3/4 inch, 24 gauge (12 headpins)
  • Earwire, antiqued gold-plated brass, 10x2mm plain leverback with shield and open loop (2 earwires)
  • Chain, antiqued brass-finished steel, 5x3mm patterned cable link
  • Chain, antiqued gold-plated brass, 6mm filigree round
  • Beading wire, Accu-Flex, 100% brass, 7 strand, 0.019-inch
  • Wire, Zebra Wire, brass, gold color, round, 18 gauge
  • Wire, Zebra Wire, brass, gold color, round, 26 gauge
  • Adhesive, E-6000 Jewelry and Craft
  • Pliers, hole punch 
  • Pliers, crimping 
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • Pliers, flush-cutter 
  • Pliers, flat-nose 
  • Pliers, round-nose 
  • End of Materials List
    Step 1
    Using chain-nose pliers, shape the 13x3mm fancy round bead caps to fit around the crystal link.
    Step 2
    Use a permanent marker to mark the placement of 2 holes in the top of an 11x10mm bail. Use a hole punch to create the holes at the marks.

    Repeat to create two for this design.
    Step 3
    Measure an oval steel component against a large pink opal oval bead, then shape the component accordingly so it fits, covering 3 sides of the bead--the top, the bottom and one side.

    Use a marker to indicate the stringing hole placement of the bead on the steel component. Use a hole punch to make holes at the marks.

    Apply a dab of E-6000® Jewelry and Craft Adhesive to the center of the steel component. Place a SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS blue shade square rhinestone onto the adhesive. Set aside so it can sit undisturbed until the adhesive is cured.

    Chain Tassel Component

    Step 4
    Cut two 3-1/2 inch lengths of the chain with filigree rounds and fifteen 3-1/2 inch lengths of the cable chain. Cut one 5-inch length of 18-gauge wire. Form a large loop on one end, then thread on the last link on one end of each length of chain. Tighten the loop so the chain can be gathered into a neat bundle. Use the short end of the formed loop to create a wrapped loop. Put a cone onto the straight length of wire and push it down so it covers the wrapped loop and the top of the chains.

    Thread the following:
    • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated brass crystal AB 10mm rondelle
    • One 15x7mm fancy star bead cap
    • One antiqued sterling silver scalloped saucer
    • One 15x7mm fancy star bead cap
    • Swarovski crystal and gold-plated brass crystal AB 10mm rondelle
    • One 15x7mm fancy star bead cap
    • One pink opal rectangle
    • One 15x7mm fancy star a bead cap
    • Swarovski crystal and gold-plated brass crystal AB 6mm rondelle
    • 9x4mm flower a bead cap
    • Swarovski crystal golden shadow 8mm rondelle
    Begin to form a wrapped loop, thread on the loop of a 9x5mm bail then finish the wrapped loop.

    Place a butterfly bead onto a headpin. Finish with a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of ten assorted butterfly dangles. Add the butterfly dangles randomly to the lengths of chain, placing them on the ends and along the length of chain.

    Detachable Bracelet

    Step 5
    Cut a 3-inch length of 18-gauge wire. Form a simple loop on one end. Thread on a crimp bead, a 9x4mm flower bead cap, a fine silver puffed bead, a 9x4mm flower bead cap and a crimp bead. Form a simple loop to create a puffed beading link.

    Repeat to create a hammered beading link using a 2-inch length of 18-gauge wire threaded with a crimp bead, a 15x5mm fancy round bead cap, a fine silver hammered round bead, a 15x5mm fancy round bead cap and a crimp bead.

    Repeat to create a rose quartz beading link using a 3-inch length of 18-gauge wire threaded with a crimp cover, a 10x3mm fancy leaf bead cap, a rose quartz nugget, a 10x3mm fancy leaf bead cap, a crimp bead, a 10x3mm fancy leaf bead cap, a rose quartz nugget, a 10x3mm fancy leaf bead cap and a crimp cover. Repeat to create a second rose quartz beading link.
    Step 6
    Cut a 3-inch length of 26-gauge wire. Fold the wire in half then pass one end through a hole on a German crystal link. Bring both ends of the wire together then thread on a 13x3mm fancy round bead cap fitted to the shape of the crystal link. Thread on a brass 2.5mm corrugated round bead.

    Form a wrapped loop using both wires. Repeat on the other hole of the crystal link to complete a German crystal beading link.

    Creating the Necklace Chain

    Step 7
    Open an 8mm jumpring. Thread it through one loop on a spacer bar and one hole on one bail from Step 2. Close the jumpring. Use jumprings to connect 13 spacer bars together. Use a jumpring to connect the last spacer bar to a hole in the second bail from Step 2.

    Repeat to create a second length of spacer bars that connects to the other hole in both bails.

    Assembling the Components

    Step 8
    Open an 8mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop of the 11x10mm bail on one end of the spacer-bar chains and the loop on a lobster claw clasp. Close the jumpring. Add a second jumpring to the connection.
    Step 9
    Open a simple loop on one end of a rose quartz beading link and pass it through the loop of the 11x10mm bail on the other end of the spacer bar chains. Close the loop.

    Assembling the Bracelet Components

    Step 10
    Cut an 8-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire. Thread onto the wire a crimp bead and the loop on the other end of the rose quartz beading link used in Step 9. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead and crimp using crimping pliers. Thread on a Swarovski crystal golden shadow 8mm rondelle, a 9x4mm flower bead cap, a crimp bead, a 15x7mm fancy star bead cap, an opal rectangle, a 15x7mm fancy star bead cap, a crimp bead, a 15x7mm fancy star bead cap, an opal rectangle, a 15x7mm fancy star bead cap, a crimp bead, a 15x7mm fancy star bead cap, one end of the steel component, an opal rectangle, the other end of the steel component, a 15x7mm fancy star bead cap, a crimp bead, a 9x4mm flower bead cap, a Swarovski crystal golden shadow 8mm rondelle, a crimp bead and the loop of a 9x5mm bail. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead, tighten up the beads so little beading wire is showing yet there is flexibility in the beading wire, then crimp the last crimp bead with crimping pliers.

    Use crimp covers to conceal the two crimped crimp beads on each end.
    Step 11
    Open a loop on one end of the puffed beading link. Add the loop on a lobster claw clasp. Close the loop.

    Cut a 4-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire. Thread on a crimp bead and the other loop of the puffed beading link. Pass the wire back through the crimp bead then crimp using crimping pliers. Thread on:
    • One 10x3mm fancy leaf bead cap
    • One rose quartz rectangle bead
    • One 10x3mm fancy leaf bead cap
    • One crimp bead
    • One 15x5mm fancy round bead cap
    • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 18mm rondelle
    • One 15x5mm fancy round bead cap
    • One crimp bead
    • One 10x3mm fancy leaf bead cap
    • One rose quartz rectangle
    • One 10x3mm fancy leaf bead cap
    • One crimp bead and the open loop on one end of the hammered beading link
    Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead just strung, tighten up the beads so there is little wire showing yet there is flexibility in the beading wire and then crimp the last crimp bead using crimping pliers.

    Use crimp covers to conceal the two crimped crimp beads on each end.
    Step 12
    Open the loop on the other end of the hammered beading link and pass the open loop through the wrapped loop on one end of the German crystal beading link. Close the loop. Open the loop on one end of the remaining rose quartz beading link and pass it through the other wrapped loop on the German crystal beading link. Close the loop.
    Step 13
    Open an 8mm jumpring. Pass it through the remaining loop on the rose quartz beading link then close the jumpring. Connect the following to this jumpring to create a length of chain: an 8mm jumpring, two 5mm jumprings, an 8mm jumpring, two 5mm jumprings and an 8mm jumpring. Add the butterfly focal to the last jumpring.

    Use the lobster claw clasp at the end of this section of the necklace to connect the 9x5mm bails at the top of the chain tassel component and the end of the other section of the necklace. Use the other lobster claw clasp to connect to the length of jumpring chain formed in Step 12.

    Earrings

    Step 1
    Using flush-cutters cut eight 1-1/2 inch lengths of cable chain and two 3-inch lengths of 18-gauge wire.
    Step 2
    Place a butterfly bead onto a headpin. Finish with a simple loop forming a butterfly drop.

    Note: Make sure to verify that there are at least two of the butterflies you have chosen in the assortment.
    Step 3
    Form a simple loop on one end of one 3-inch length of 18-gauge wire.

    Open the loop and string on two 1-1/2 inch lengths of cable chain, the butterfly drop and two more 1-1/2 inch lengths of cable chain. Close the loop.
    Step 4
    String onto the 18-gauge wire:
    • One corrugated bead
    • One 10x3mm fancy leaf bead cap
    • One rose quartz rectangle bead
    • One fancy leaf bead cap
    • One Swarovski crystal and gold-plated brass crystal AB 4mm rondelle
    • One 9x4mm flower bead cap
    • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 8mm rondelle
    Form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating a rose quartz drop.
    Step 5
    Open the loop on one leverback earwire and pass it through the wrapped loop on the end of the drop. Close the loop.

    Repeat Steps 2 - 5 to create a second earring.
    : : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''How to Use Hole-Punch Pliers'' 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
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Using Crimp Covers'' how-to video and instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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