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 Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and Silver-Plated Brass Beads and Accu-Flex® Beading Wire 

Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and Silver-Plated Brass Beads and Accu-Flex® Beading Wire
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Jude, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Instructions by Maura Buckner, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

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Step 1
String one silver-finished 5x1.5mm flower bead cap, one Swarovski erinite 8mm bicone bead and one silver-finished 5x1.5mm flower bead cap 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 erinite 8mm bicone bead drops.

Repeat to create the following:
  • Twenty-six erinite 4mm bicone bead drops using one Swarovski erinite 4mm bicone bead and one headpin
  • Thirteen erinite 6mm bicone beading links using one Swarovski erinite 6mm bicone bead and one eyepin
Step 2
Using the flush-cutters, cut a 6-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube and two Swarovski Siam 3mm round beads. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube in the opposite direction creating an approximately 20mm loop. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite®) inside the crimp (optional). Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short ends. Place a clamp-on bead tip over the crimp tube then gently close it.
Step 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on an erinite 4mm bicone bead drop and the Accu-Flex loop. Close the jumpring.
Step 4
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to create twenty-six Accu-Flex single loops.
Step 5
Cut a 6-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire. Pass the wire though one Accu-Flex® single loop (from Step 4), then string onto the wire one crimp tube and two Swarovski Siam 3mm round beads. Crimp the crimp tube and place a clamp-on bead tip over the crimp tube.

Repeat to create thirteen Accu-Flex double loops.
Step 6
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the bottom loop on the erinite 6mm bicone beading link and the loop on a clamp-on bead tip on one Accu-Flex® double loop. Close the jumpring.

Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a clamp-on bead tip on the bottom of the Accu-Flex double loop, and an erinite 8mm bicone bead drop. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to create thirteen Accu-Flex loop components.

Necklace

Step 7
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the bar portion of the toggle clasp. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a jumpring to the ring portion of the toggle clasp.
Step 8
Using flush-cutters, cut a 24-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube, an Accu-Guard™ and the jumpring on the bar portion of the toggle clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1 inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the Accu-Guard. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) 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 9
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Four silver-plated 6x6mm double cone beads
  • Six sets of one Swarovski Siam 3mm round beads, one silver-plated 6x6mm double cone bead, one silver-finished 5x1.5mm flower bead cap, one Swarovski erinite 8mm bicone bead, one silver-finished 5x1.5mm flower bead cap and one silver-plated 6x6mm double cone bead
  • Twelve sets of one Swarovski Siam 3mm round bead, the top jumpring on one Accu-Flex loop component, one Swarovski Siam 3mm round bead, one silver-finished 3x1mm ribbed bead cap, one Swarovski erinite 4mm bicone bead and one silver-finished 5x1.5mm flower bead cap
  • One Swarovski Siam 3mm round bead and the top jumpring on one Accu-Flex loop component
  • Six sets of one Swarovski Siam 3mm round bead, one silver-plated 6x6mm double cone bead, one silver-finished 5x1.5mm flower bead cap, one Swarovski erinite 8mm bicone bead, one silver-finished 5x1.5mm flower bead cap and one silver-plated 6x6mm double cone bead
  • One Swarovski Siam 3mm round bead
  • Four silver-plated 6x6mm double cone beads
Step 10
String on one crimp tube, an Accu-Guard and the jumpring on the ring portion of the toggle clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, pulling the wire tight against the last bead. Make sure there is no slack along the length 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.

Earrings

Step 1
String one silver-finished 5x1.5mm flower bead cap, one Swarovski erinite 8mm bicone bead and one silver-finished 5x1.5mm flower bead cap 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 erinite 8mm bicone bead drops.

Repeat to create the following:
  • Two erinite 4mm bicone bead drops using one Swarovski erinite 4mm bicone bead and one headpin
  • Two erinite 6mm bicone beading links using one Swarovski erinite 6mm bicone bead and one eyepin
Step 2
Using flush-cutters, cut a 6-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube and two Swarovski Siam 3mm round beads. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube in the opposite direction creating an approximately 20mm loop. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) inside the crimp (optional). Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short ends. Place a clamp-on bead tip over the crimp tube then gently close it.

Repeat to create four Accu-Flex single loops.
Step 3
Cut a 6-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire. Pass the wire though one Accu-Flex single loop (from Step 2), then string onto the wire one crimp tube and two Swarovski Siam 3mm round beads. Crimp the crimp tube and place a clamp-on bead tip over the crimp tube creating a double loop.

Repeat to create two Accu-Flex double loops.
Step 4
Open the loop on an earwire. Pass it through the top loop on an erinite 6mm bicone beading link. Close the loop.

Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the bottom loop on the erinite 6mm bicone beading link, the loop on an erinite 4mm bicone bead drop, the Accu-Flex wire on an Accu-Flex single loop and the loop on a clamp-on bead tip on one Accu-Flex double loop. Close the jumpring.

Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a clamp-on bead tip on the bottom of the Accu-Flex double loop and an erinite 8mm bicone bead drop. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach an erinite 8mm bicone bead drop to the clamp-on bead tip on the bottom of the Accu-Flex single loop.
Step 5
Repeat Step 4 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
  • ''Using Accu-Guard™ Wire Protectors'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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