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 Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and Antiqued Gold-Finished "Pewter" Spacers 

Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and Antiqued Gold-Finished "Pewter" Spacers
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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 Rachel, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

: : : Materials : : :

  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, tangerine, 3mm Xilion bicone (38 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, tangerine, 4mm Xilion bicone (25 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal iridescent green, 4mm Xilion bicone (24 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal iridescent green, 5mm Xilion bicone (70 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal iridescent green, 6mm Xilion bicone (54 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, tangerine, 6mm round (52 beads)
  • Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal iridescent green, 8mm round (8 beads)
  • Bead, antiqued brass-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 8x4mm rondelle (12 beads)
  • Pearl, Swarovski crystal, crystal iridescent green, 3mm round (107 pearls)
  • Pearl, Swarovski crystal, crystal iridescent green, 4mm round (54 pearls)
  • Pearl, Swarovski crystal, crystal iridescent green, 6mm round (12 pearls)
  • Pearl, Swarovski crystal, crystal iridescent green, 10mm coin (4 pearls)
  • Pearl, Swarovski crystal, crystal iridescent green, 12mm coin (6 pearls)
  • Pearl, Swarovski crystal, crystal iridescent green, 14mm coin (19 pearls)
  • Pearl, Swarovski crystal, crystal iridescent green, 11x8mm pear (41 pearls)
  • Spacer, antiqued gold-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy) and Czech glass rhinestone, clear, 39x16mm 2-strand fancy rectangle (2 spacers)
  • Crimp, antiqued gold-plated brass, 2mm round, 1.5mm inside diameter (8 crimp beads)
  • Jumpring, antiqued gold-plated brass, 4mm round, 22 gauge (35 jumprings)
  • Jumpring, antiqued gold-plated brass, 5.5mm round, 18 gauge (8 jumprings)
  • Jumpring, antiqued gold-plated brass, 6mm twisted round, 16 gauge (2 jumprings)
  • Eyepin, antiqued gold-plated brass, 1-inch, 21 gauge (51 eyepins)
  • Headpin, antiqued gold-plated brass, 1-inch, 21 gauge (29 headpins)
  • Headpin, antiqued gold-plated brass, 2 inches, 21 gauge (45 headpins)
  • Earwire, antiqued gold-plated brass, 17mm fishhook with 2.5mm ball and open loop, 22 gauge (2 earwires)
  • Clasp, toggle, antiqued gold-plated ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 17mm single-sided round with vine and flower design (1 clasp)
  • Chain, antiqued brass-finished steel, 3x2mm flat cable link
  • Chain, antiqued brass-finished steel, 5x3mm patterned cable link
  • Beading wire, Accu-Flex, metallic bronze, 49 strand, 0.019-inch diameter
  • Beading supply, Bead Stopper, stainless steel, 12mm
  • Pliers, round-nose 
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • Pliers, flat-nose 
  • Pliers, crimping 
  • Pliers, flush-cutter 
  • End of Materials List

    Necklace

    Links and Drops

    Step 1
    Using flush-cutters cut the following lengths of cable chain:
    • One 93-link (8-inch) length of antiqued brass-finished 3x2mm
    • Four 1-inch lengths of antiqued brass-finished 3x2mm
    • Four 1-inch lengths of antiqued brass-finished 5x3mm
    Cut the following lengths of metallic bronze Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire:
    • Two 4-1/2 inch lengths
    • One 10-inch length
    • One 11-inch length
    Step 2
    String onto one antiqued gold-plated 1-inch headpin one Swarovski crystal iridescent green 14mm coin pearl. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a Swarovski iridescent green pearl drop.

    Repeat to create a total of nineteen Swarovski iridescent green 14mm coin pearl drops.

    Repeat to create four Swarovski crystal iridescent green 12mm coin pearl drops and four 10mm coin pearl drops.
    Step 3
    String onto one antiqued gold-plated 1-inch eyepin one Swarovski crystal iridescent green 4mm round pearl and one Swarovski crystal iridescent green 6mm bicone. Form a simple loop to create a Swarovski iridescent green 6mm bicone link.

    Repeat to create a total of twelve Swarovski iridescent green 6mm bicone links.
    Step 4
    String onto one antiqued gold-plated 1-inch eyepin:
    • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 3mm round pearl
    • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 4mm round pearl
    • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 6mm bicone
    Form a simple loop to create a Swarovski iridescent green double round pearl link.

    Repeat to create a total of nineteen Swarovski iridescent green double round pearl links.
    Step 5
    String onto one antiqued gold-plated 1-inch eyepin one Swarovski crystal iridescent green 11x8mm pear pearl (large end first) and one Swarovski tangerine 3mm bicone. Form a simple loop to create a Swarovski iridescent green pear pearl link.

    Repeat to create a total of sixteen Swarovski pear pearl links.

    First Strand

    Step 6
    String the following onto one antiqued gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
    • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 4mm round pearl
    • The third link on one end of one 8-inch length of antiqued brass-finished 3x2mm cable chain
    • One Swarovski tangerine 4mm bicone
    • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 6mm bicone
    • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 11x8mm pear pearl (small end first)
    Form a simple loop to create a Swarovski 4mm round and pear pearl drop.
    Step 7
    String the following onto one antiqued gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
    • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 3mm round pearl
    • The fifth link on the 8-inch length of antiqued brass-finished 3x2mm cable chain
    • One Swarovski tangerine 3mm bicone
    • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 4mm bicone
    • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 5mm bicone
    • Three Swarovski crystal iridescent green 3mm round pearls
    Form a simple loop to create a Swarovski 3mm pearl drop.
    Step 8
    Repeat Steps 6 and 7 alternating a total of twenty-three Swarovski 4mm round and pear pearl drops and a total of twenty-two Swarovski 3mm round pearl drops using every second link of the cable chain.
    Step 9
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers open the loop on the pearl side of one Swarovski iridescent green 6mm bicone link from Step 3. Pass the loop through the loop of the first Swarovski pear pearl drop attached to the cable chain. Close the loop.
    Step 10
    Continue to attach links to each of the previous drops, attached to the cable chain, in the following order:
    • Five additional Swarovski iridescent green 6mm bicone links for a total of six
    • One Swarovski iridescent green double round pearl link from Step 4
    • One Swarovski iridescent green pear pearl link from Step 5
    • Two Swarovski iridescent green double round pearl links from Step 4(both attached to the next drop attached to the cable chain)
    • Repeat the following sequence a total of thirteen times:
      • One Swarovski iridescent green pear pearl link
      • One Swarovski iridescent green double round pearl link
    Continue to attach the following links:
    • One Swarovski iridescent green pear pearl link
    • Two Swarovski iridescent green double round pearl links from (both attached to the next drop attached to the cable chain)
    • One Swarovski iridescent green pear pearl link
    • One Swarovski iridescent green double round pearl link
    • Six Swarovski iridescent green 6mm bicone links
    Step 11
    Using a pair of chain-nose and flat-nose pliers open twenty-seven 4mm jumprings. Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loop on one Swarovski crystal iridescent green 10mm coin pearl drop, from Step 2, and the first link attached to the cable chain in Step 9. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat to attach one 12mm coin pearl drop the next link.
    Step 12
    Attach the following drops to every other one of the previous links using a 4mm jumpring:
    • One 12mm coin pearl drop
    • Nineteen 14mm coin pearl drops
    • Two 12mm coin pearl drops
    • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 10mm coin pearl drop (to the last link)
    Step 13
    Attach one 4mm jumpring to each of the remaining two 10mm coin pearl drops.

    Second Strand

    Step 14
    String onto one 10-inch length of beading wire one antiqued gold-plated 2mm crimp and one 5.5mm jumpring.
    Step 15
    Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the loop of the jumpring leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite®) inside the crimp (optional).

    Using crimping pliers crimp the crimp bead. Using flush-cutters trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire.
    Step 16
    String onto the beading wire one Swarovski crystal iridescent green 4mm bicone and the loop on the first drop, from Step 6, attached to the cable chain.
    Step 17
    Continue to string one Swarovski crystal iridescent green 5mm bicone and the next drop attached to the cable chain.

    Repeat this stringing sequence to string each of the loops from the drops attached to the cable chain.
    Step 18
    Repeat Steps 14 and 15 to secure the strand.

    Third Strand

    Step 19
    String onto one 11-inch length of beading wire one antiqued gold-plated 2mm crimp and one 6mm twisted jumpring. Repeat Step 15 to secure the jumpring.
    Step 20
    String onto the beading wire the jumpring on one Swarovski crystal iridescent green 10mm coin pearl drop and one Swarovski tangerine 6mm round.
    Step 21
    Continue to string the loop on the opposite side of the Swarovski iridescent green 6mm bicone link, from Step 6, and one Swarovski tangerine 6mm round. Repeat this stringing sequence to string each loop from the links.
    Step 22
    Continue to string:
    • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 10mm coin pearl drop
    • One antiqued gold-plated 2mm crimp
    • One 6mm twisted jumpring
    Repeat Step 15 to secure the strand.
    Step 23
    Open two 5.5mm jumprings. Attach one 5.5mm jumpring to the loop on the bar portion of one antiqued gold-plated 17mm toggle clasp. Repeat to attach one 5.5mm jumpring to the ring portion of the toggle clasp.
    Step 24
    Open four 4mm jumprings. Pass one jumpring through the last link on one end of one 1-inch length of antiqued brass-finished 3x2mm cable chain and one 1-inch length antiqued brass-finished 5x3mm cable chain. Close the jumpring creating a set.

    Repeat to attach one 4mm jumpring to the opposite end of the chain set.

    Repeat to create a total of four 1-inch curb chain sets.

    Open two 5.5mm jumprings. Pass one 6mm jumpring through the 4mm jumprings on two of the chain sets. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat to attach a 5.5mm jumpring to the 4mm jumprings on two of the chain sets. Close the jumpring.
    Step 25
    String onto one 4-1/2 inch length of beading wire one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and the 5.5mm jumpring attached to the bar portion of the toggle clasp. Repeat Step 15 to secure the wire.
    Step 26
    String the following onto the 4-1/2 inch length of beading wire:
    • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 6mm round pearl
    • One antiqued brass-finished 8x4mm rondelle
    • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 8mm round
    • One antiqued brass-finished 8x4mm rondelle
    • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 6mm round pearl
    • One Swarovski tangerine 6mm round
    Repeat this stringing sequence for a total of two sets.
    Step 27
    Continue to string:
    • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 6mm round pearl
    • One antiqued brass-finished 8x4mm rondelle
    • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 8mm round
    • One antiqued brass-finished 8x4mm rondelle
    • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 6mm round pearl
    • One antiqued gold-plated 2mm crimp
    • One 5.5mm jumpring on one end of one curb chain set, from Step 24
    Repeat Step 15 to secure the strand.
    Step 28
    Attach the 4mm jumpring on the end of each 1-inch curb chain set, connected with the same 5.5mm jumpring, to the top loops on each side of the back of one antiqued gold-finished and Czech rhinestone spacer.
    Step 29
    Open the 6mm twisted jumpring on one end of the third strand. Pass the jumpring through the bottom left filigree loop on the spacer. Close the jumpring.

    Attach the 5.5mm jumpring from the second strand, on the same side, to the filigree loop to the bottom right of the previous strand.

    Using one 5.5mm jumpring attach the last link on the first strand, on the same side, to the filigree loop on the bottom right side of the spacer.
    Step 30
    Repeat Steps 25– 29 to string the second half of the necklace and attach the ring portion of the toggle clasp.

    Earrings

    Step 1
    String onto one antiqued gold-plated 1-inch eyepin one Swarovski crystal iridescent green 11x8mm pear pearl (large end first) and one Swarovski tangerine 3mm bicone. Form a simple loop to create a pear pearl link. Repeat to create a second pear pearl link.
    Step 2
    String onto one antiqued gold-plated 1-inch eyepin one Swarovski crystal iridescent green 8mm round. Form a simple loop to create an 8mm round link. Repeat to create a second 8mm round link.
    Step 3
    String onto one antiqued gold-plated 1-inch headpin one Swarovski crystal iridescent green 12mm coin pearl. Form a simple loop to create a coin pearl drop. Repeat to create a second coin pearl drop.
    Step 4
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers open the loop on the coin pearl drop. Pass the loop through the loop on one end of the 8mm round link. Close the loop.
    Step 5
    Attach the loop on the opposite end of the 8mm round link to the loop on the large end of the pear pearl link.
    Step 6
    Open the loop on one Antiqued gold-plated fishhook earwire. Pass the loop through the opposite end of the pear pearl link. Close the loop.
    Step 7
    Repeat Steps 4 - 6 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
  • ''How To Crimp a Crimp Bead/Crimp Tube'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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