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 Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and Antiqued Gold-Finished "Pewter" Components 

Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and Antiqued Gold-Finished "Pewter" Components
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Tudor Princess

-- Designer --

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 Rachel, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

: : : Materials : : :

  • Pearl, Swarovski crystal, white, 12mm round (3 pearls)
  • Drop, antiqued gold-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 17x17mm single-sided diamond with 2 loops and (1) PP18 setting (5 drops)
  • Cone, antiqued gold-plated brass, 12x11mm beaded, 10mm hole (1 cone)
  • Link, antiqued gold-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 8x8mm single-sided flower with raised center bead and 4 loops (6 links)
  • Link, antiqued gold-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 18x5mm double-sided curved fancy bar with beaded ends (6 links)
  • Link, antiqued gold-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 30x28mm single-sided fancy oval with (2) PP24, (2) PP12 chaton and (1) 18x11mm oval cabochon settings (6 links)
  • End bar, antiqued gold-plated ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 16x7mm single-sided 2-strand rectangle with beaded design (2 endbars)
  • Jumpring, gold-plated brass, 4mm round, 22 gauge (5 jumprings)
  • Jumpring, gold-plated brass, 6x4mm oval, 18 gauge (29 jumprings)
  • Jumpring, gold-plated brass, 7x5mm oval, 18 gauge (4 jumprings)
  • Headpin, antiqued gold-plated brass, 3-inch, 21 gauge (3 headpins)
  • Flat back, Swarovski crystal rhinestone, Siam, foil back, 4.6-4.8mm Xilion rose (5 flatbacks)
  • Embellishment, Swarovski crystal, Siam, foil back, 18x13mm oval fancy stone (6 embellishments)
  • Gold leaf sheets, 88% copper/12% zinc
  • Top coat, Signature Series Magic-Glos by Lisa Pavelka, non-toxic dimensional gloss
  • Molding compound, Apoxie Sculpt, 2-part epoxy, black
  • Non-stick art sheet, Teflon, white, 6x6-inch
  • Clasp, box, gold-plated brass, 10mm round with flower design (1 clasp)
  • Earwire, gold-plated brass, 17mm leverback with open loop (2 earwires)
  • Chain, gold-finished brass, 1.5mm faceted ball, 18 inches with 1-inch extender chain and lobster claw clasp
  • Adhesive, E-6000 Jewelry and Craft
  • Pliers, round-nose 
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • Pliers, flush-cutter 
  • Artist brushes 
  • Gloves 
  • End of Materials List

    Necklace

    Step 1
    Using flush-cutters cut six 1-1/4 inch lengths of gold-finished 1.5mm ball chain.
    Step 2
    Wearing gloves, pinch off equal parts of Apoxie® Sculpt molding compound. Mix parts together for four minutes until the Apoxie is fully combined. (Finished amount should be approximately equivalent to the size of a large pea.)
    Step 3
    Place one antiqued gold-finished 30x28mm fancy oval link face down on a non-stick surface.

    Press the Apoxie into the center on the back side of the 30x28mm fancy oval link.
    Step 4
    Press one Swarovski Siam 18x13mm oval fancy stone into the Apoxie.

    Press one 1-1/4 inch length of gold-finished 1.5mm ball chain into the Apoxie, outlining the edge of the Swarovski fancy stone to conceal the Apoxie.

    Turn the 30x28mm fancy oval link over on the non-stick surface so the Swarovski fancy stone and ball chain are face down.

    Note: This is now the front side of the 30x28mm fancy oval link.
    Step 5
    Place one corner of the gold leaf sheet onto the Apoxie on the back side of the Swarovski crystal and 30x28mm fancy oval link. Using a paint brush, gently brush the gold sheet pressing it onto the Apoxie.
    Step 6
    Repeat Steps 2 - 5 to create a total of six Swarovski crystal and 30x28mm fancy oval links.
    Step 7
    Allow Swarovski crystal and 30x28mm fancy oval links to dry according to manufacturer's instructions (approximately 5 - 10 hours).
    Step 8
    Apply a small amount of E-6000® Jewelry and Craft Adhesive to the setting in the center of one antiqued gold-finished 17x17mm diamond drop and set on a flat surface. Place one Swarovski Siam 4.6-4.8mm flat back onto the setting. Repeat to create a total of three Swarovski and antiqued gold-finished 17x17mm diamond drops.

    Allow to dry according to manufacturer's instructions (approximately 24 - 72 hours for maximum strength).
    Step 9
    String onto one antiqued gold-plated 3-inch headpin, one Swarovski white 12mm pearl and one antiqued gold-plated 12x11mm beaded cone.

    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a double simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Swarovski pearl drop.
    Step 10
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and round-nose pliers open the following jumprings:
    • 5 gold-plated 4mm round jumprings
    • 29 gold-plated 6x4mm oval jumprings
    • 4 gold-plated 7x5mm oval jumprings
    Step 11
    Pass one 6x4mm oval jumpring through the loop on one end of an antiqued gold-finished 18x5mm curved bar link and a loop on one gold-finished 8x8m flower link. Close the jumpring.

    Continue to attach links alternating between curved links and flower links a total of three times creating a curved and flower link chain.

    Repeat to create a second curved and flower link chain.
    Step 12
    Pass one 6x4mm oval jumpring through the loop on the tab portion of one gold-plated 10mm round clasp and the loop on the end of the antiqued gold-finished 18x5mm curved bar. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat to attach the box portion of the clasp to the second flower link chain.
    Step 13
    Pass one 6x4mm oval jumpring through the loop on the opposite end of the last gold-finished 8x8m flower link on one chain and the single loop on one Swarovski and antiqued gold-finished 17x17mm diamond drop. Close the jumpring.
    Step 14
    Pass one 6x4mm oval jumpring through the bottom left loop on the Swarovski and antiqued gold-finished 17x17mm diamond drop and the top left loop on one Swarovski crystal and 30x28mm fancy oval link. Close the jumpring.
    Step 15
    Pass one 6x4mm oval jumpring through the bottom right loop on the Swarovski and antiqued gold-finished 17x17mm diamond drop and the top right loop on the Swarovski crystal and 30x28mm fancy oval link. Close the jumpring.
    Step 16
    Pass one 7x5mm oval jumpring through the bottom left loop of the Swarovski and 30x28mm fancy oval link and the top left loop of a second Swarovski and 30x28mm fancy oval link. Close the jumpring.

    Pass one 4mm round jumpring through the bottom right loop of the Swarovski and 30x28mm fancy oval link and the top right loop of the second Swarovski and 30x28mm fancy oval link.

    Repeat to attach a third Swarovski and 30x28mm fancy oval link to the previous Swarovski and 30x28mm fancy oval link.
    Step 17
    Repeat Steps 12 - 14 on the second curved and flower link chain.
    Step 18
    Pass one 4mm round jumpring through the bottom right loop on the last Swarovski and 30x28mm fancy oval link from the first half of the necklace and the bottom left loop on the last Swarovski and 30x28mm fancy oval links from the second half of the necklace.
    Step 19
    Pass one 6x4mm oval jumpring through the bottom left loop on the last Swarovski and 30x28mm fancy oval link from the first half of the necklace and one of the double loops on an antiqued gold-finished 17x17mm diamond drop. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat to attach the bottom right loop on the last Swarovski and 30x28mm fancy oval link from the second half of the necklace and the second of the double loops on the antiqued gold-finished 17x17mm diamond drop. Close the jumpring.
    Step 20
    Pass one 6x4mm oval jumpring through the single loop on the opposite end of the antiqued gold-finished 17x17mm diamond drop and the double simple loop on the Swarovski pearl drop from Step 9. Close the jumpring.

    Earrings

    Step 1
    Apply a small amount of E-6000 to the setting in the center of one antiqued gold-finished 17x17mm diamond drop and set on a flat surface. Place one Swarovski Siam 4.6-4.8mm flat back onto the setting. Repeat to create a total of two Swarovski and antiqued gold-finished 17x17mm diamond drops.

    Allow to dry according to manufacturer's instructions (approximately 24 - 72 hours for maximum strength).
    Step 2
    String onto one antiqued gold-plated 3-inch headpin, one Swarovski white 12mm pearl and one antiqued gold-plated 12x11mm beaded cone.

    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a double simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Swarovski pearl drop.
    Step 3
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and round-nose pliers open two gold-plated 6x4mm jumprings. Pass one jumpring through the single loop on one antiqued gold-finished 17x17mm diamond drop. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second jumpring creating double jumprings.
    Step 4
    Pass one 6x4mm oval jumpring through the top left loop on the gold-finished 17x17mm diamond drop and the bottom left loop on one antiqued gold-finished 16x7mm end bar. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat to connect the top right loop on the gold-finished 17x17mm diamond drop and the bottom right loop on the antiqued gold-finished 16x7mm end bar.
    Step 5
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers open the loop on one gold-plated leverback earwire. Pass the loop of the earwire through the top loop on the antiqued gold-finished 16x7mm end bar. Close the loop.
    Step 6
    Repeat Steps 2 - 5 to create a second earring.
    : : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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