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 Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Polyester Chiffon and Felt Embellishments and Celestial Crystal® Beads 

Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Polyester Chiffon and Felt Embellishments and Celestial Crystal® Beads
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-- Designer --

Esther, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

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

: : : Materials : : :

  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal AB, 4mm round (2 beads)
  • Bead, antiqued gold-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 5x2mm flat rondelle (32 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, green, 6mm faceted round (10 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, light yellow, 6mm faceted round (11 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, clear AB, 9x6mm oval (16 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, green, 12x8mm faceted teardrop (15 beads)
  • Bead, glass, clear AB, 11x8mm hand-faceted teardrop (12 beads)
  • Component, antiqued gold-plated brass, 20mm single-sided round fancy flower with cutout design (7 components)
  • Focal, antiqued gold-plated steel, 35x35mm double-sided filigree square, 8 loops (3 focals)
  • Focal, antiqued gold-plated steel, 42x42mm single-sided concave fancy flower (14 focals)
  • Embellishment, polyester chiffon and felt, assorted colors, 2-inch flower with polka dots (4 embellishments)
  • Embellishment, polyester chiffon and felt, assorted colors, 2-inch flower with polka dots (3 embellishments)
  • Embellishment, polyester chiffon and felt, assorted bright colors, 4-inch flower (1 embellishment)
  • Crimp bead, 12Kt gold-filled, 2x2mm smooth tube, 1.1mm inside diameter (4 crimp beads)
  • Jumpring, antiqued gold-plated brass, 4mm round, 22 gauge (4 jumprings)
  • Jumpring, antiqued gold-plated brass, 7mm round, 18 gauge (50 jumprings)
  • Jumpring, antiqued gold-plated brass, 8mm round, 16 gauge (5 jumprings)
  • Eyepin, antiqued brass-finished steel, 1-inch, 21 gauge (5 eyepins)
  • Headpin, antiqued brass-finished steel, 3/4 inch, 21 gauge (27 headpins)
  • Clasp, lobster claw, antiqued brass-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 20x11mm with double-sided flower design (1 clasp)
  • Earwire, antiqued gold-plated brass, 10x2mm plain leverback with shield and open loop (2 earwires)
  • Beading wire, Accu-Flex, clear, 49 strand, 0.019-inch diameter
  • French wire, gold-finished copper, light, 0.85mm
  • Adhesive, E-6000 Jewelry and Craft
  • Pliers, flush-cutter 
  • Pliers, flat-nose 
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • Pliers, round-nose 
  • Pliers, crimping 
  • End of Materials List

    Necklace

    Focal Piece

    Step 1
    Lay out three antiqued gold-plated 35x35mm filigree squares. Place two squares on the bottom 3/8 inch apart and the third square stacked and centered on top of the two bottom squares (so the total length of the three squares is 3 inches long).
    Step 2
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 7mm jumpring. Pass it through the top left loop on the top 35x35mm filigree square and the bottom left 35x35mm filigree square 3/4 inch from the top left corner. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the bottom left corner of the top square to the bottom left square 3/4 inch from the bottom left corner.

    Repeat to attach the upper right corner of the top square to the bottom right square 3/4 inch from the top right corner and the bottom right corner of the bottom right square 3/4 inch from the bottom right corner.
    Step 3
    Apply a layer of E-6000® Jewelry and Craft Adhesive to both the back of the 4-inch green chiffon flower and the back of the 3-linked 35x35mm square assembly. Press the 3-linked 35x35mm square assembly onto the back of the flower. Let the adhesive set for 24-72 hours for maximum strength. Make sure to use proper ventilation when using this product.
    Step 4
    Apply a layer of E-6000 to the center section of the back of two antiqued gold-plated 42x42mm fancy flower focals. Press the flowers together.

    Apply a layer of E-6000 to the center section of one side of the antiqued gold-plated 42x42mm fancy flower focal and the back of one antiqued gold-plated 20mm fancy round component. Press the 20mm round component into the center of the 42x42mm flower focal.

    Repeat to make seven three piece flower components.
    Step 5
    Apply a layer of E-6000 to the center section of an antiqued gold-plated 42x42mm fancy flower focal (opposite from the 20mm round component) and the back of a 1-3/4 inch yellow chiffon flower. Press the chiffon flower onto the 42x42mm flower component.

    Repeat to make two yellow flower components, one blue, one pink, one red, one brown and one purple flower component. Allow adhesive to set.

    First Row

    Step 6
    Open a 7mm jumpring. Pass it through the upper right corner of the 3-linked 35x35mm square assembly on the back of the 4-inch green flower and the right side of the first petals (through both back-to-back petals) on the red flower component. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 7mm jumpring 1/4 inch down the right side of the 3-linked 35x35mm square assembly and the center of the first petal on the red flower component.

    Repeat to attach the right side of the third petal on the red flower to the center of the first petal on the blue flower and the left side of the fourth petal on the red flower to the left of the first petal on the blue flower.

    Repeat to attach the right side of the third petal on the blue flower to the right of the first petal on the pink flower and the left side of the fourth petal on the blue flower to the center of the first petal on the pink flower.

    Repeat to attach the left side of the third petal on the pink flower to the left of the first petal on the yellow flower and the right side of the third petal on the pink flower to the right of the fifth petal on the yellow flower.

    Second Row

    Step 7
    Repeat to attach the right bottom of the corner of the 3-linked 35x35mm square assembly to the center of the first petal on a yellow flower and the left side of the second petal on the yellow flower to the right of the fifth petal on the red flower from the first row.

    Repeat to attach the right side of the second petal on the yellow flower to the center of the first petal on the brown flower and the left side of the third petal on the yellow flower to the right of the fifth petal on the brown flower.

    Repeat to attach the right side of the first petal on the brown flower to the left of the fifth petal on the red flower (first row) and the left side of the second petal on the brown flower to the right of the fourth petal on the red flower (first row).

    Repeat to attach the right side of the second petal on the brown flower to the center of the fifth petal on the blue flower (first row) and the left side of the third petal on the brown flower to the right of the first petal on the purple flower.

    Repeat to attach the center of the second petal on the purple flower to the right of the fourth petal on the blue flower (first row) and the left side of the third petal on the purple flower to the right of the fifth petal on the pink flower (first row).
    Step 8
    String one Celestial Crystal green 12x8mm faceted teardrop 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 thirteen 12x8mm faceted teardrop bead drops.

    Repeat to create the following:
    • Ten 11x8mm faceted teardrop bead drops using one Celestial Crystal clear AB 11x8mm faceted teardrop bead and one headpin
    • One 6mm faceted round beading link using one Celestial Crystal light yellow 6mm faceted round bead and one eyepin
    Step 9
    Open a 7mm jumpring. Pass it through an 11x8mm faceted teardrop bead drop and the left side of the fifth petal on the yellow flower (second row). Close the jumpring.

    Repeat to attach an 11x8mm faceted teardrop bead drop to:
    • The center of the fourth petal
    • The right side of the third petal on the yellow flower
    • The left side of the fifth petal
    • The left side of the fourth petal on the brown flower
    • The left side of the fifth petal
    • The left side of the fourth petal on the purple flower
    • The right side of the fourth petal on the pink flower
    • The left side of the fifth petal
    • The left side of the fourth petal on the yellow flower (first row)
    Repeat to attach a 12x8mm faceted teardrop bead drop to:
    • The right and left side of the fourth petal on the yellow flower
    • The center and right side of the fourth petal on the brown flower
    • The center right side of the fifth petal and the center and right side of the fourth petal and the left side of the third petal on the purple flower
    • The left side of the fifth petal and the center of the fourth petal on the pink flower
    • The right side of the fourth petal on the yellow flower (first row)

    Necklace

    Step 10
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open the first loop on the 6mm faceted round beading link. Pass it through the loop on one 12x8mm faceted teardrop bead drop. Close the loop. Open an 8mm jumpring. Pass it through the opposite loop on the 6mm faceted round beading link and a 7mm jumpring. Continue to create a chain of alternating 8mm and 7mm jumprings for 5 sets.

    Repeat to attach a 7mm jumpring to the lobster claw clasp.
    Step 11
    Using flush-cutters, cut a 10-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 last 7mm jumpring attached to the jumpring chain and back through the crimp tube leaving one end of the wire approximately one inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the jumpring so the French wire is formed in 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.
    Step 12
    String onto the beading wire the following:
    • One Celestial Crystal light yellow 6mm faceted round bead
    • One antiqued gold-plated 5mm flat rondelle bead
    • One Celestial Crystal clear AB 9x6mm faceted oval bead
    • One antiqued gold-plated 5mm flat rondelle bead
    • One Celestial Crystal green 6mm faceted round bead
    • One antiqued gold-plated 5mm flat rondelle bead
    • One Celestial Crystal clear AB 9x6mm faceted oval bead
    • One antiqued gold-plated 5mm flat rondelle bead
    Repeat three times for a total of four sets.
    Step 13
    String one light yellow 6mm faceted round bead, one crimp tube and 1/2 inch of French wire on the end of the beading wire. Pass the wire through the upper left corner of the 3-linked 35x35mm square assembly on the back of the 4-inch green flower and back through crimp, and then pull the wire snugly 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.
    Step 14
    Repeat Steps 11 - 13 to attach the second strand of the necklace to the jumpring attached to the clasp and the left side of the third petal on the yellow flower on the first row.

    Earrings

    Step 1
    String one green 12x8mm faceted teardrop 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 second green 12x8mm faceted teardrop bead drop.

    Repeat to create the following:
    • Two 11x8mm faceted teardrop clear AB glass bead drops using one clear AB 11x8mm faceted teardrop bead and one headpin
    • Two crystal AB 4mm faceted round beading link using one Swarovski crystal AB 4mm faceted round and one eyepin
    • Two green 6mm faceted round beading link using one green 6mm faceted round bead and one eyepin
    Step 2
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open the first loop on the crystal AB 4mm faceted round beading link. Pass it through the loop on one green 12x8mm faceted teardrop bead drop. Close the loop. Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the opposite loop on the crystal AB 4mm faceted round beading link and the hook portion of a lobster claw clasp. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat to attach a 4mm jumpring an clear AB 11x8mm faceted teardrop bead drop and the hook portion lobster claw clasp.
    Step 3
    Open the loop on a green 6mm faceted round beading link. Pass it through the loop on the top of the lobster claw clasp. Close the loop. Repeat to attach the opposite loop on the green 6mm faceted round beading link to the loop on an earwire.
    Step 4
    Repeat Steps 2 and 3 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
  • ''How To Crimp a Crimp Bead/Crimp Tube'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Using French Wire with Accu-Flex® Professional Quality Beading Wire'' how-to video and instructions
  • ''Glues'' how-to video and instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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