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 Multi-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Acrylic Components, Antiqued Gold-Finished "Pewter" Charms, Antiqued Gold-Plated Pewter Charms and Gold-Finished Steel Chain 

Multi-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Acrylic Components, Antiqued Gold-Finished "Pewter" Charms, Antiqued Gold-Plated Pewter Charms and Gold-Finished Steel Chain
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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 Maura Buckner, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

: : : Materials : : :

  • Bead, Czech fire-polished glass, peach/brown, 3mm faceted round (42 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, glass, opaque red AB2X, 4mm faceted round (23 beads)
  • Bead, Celestial Crystal, glass, gold AB, 4mm faceted round (4 beads)
  • Bead, glass pearl, medium pink, 4mm round (9 beads)
  • Bead, gold-plated brass, 5mm teardrop (6 beads)
  • Pearl, Swarovski crystal, peach, 3mm round (12 pearls)
  • Component, acrylic, frosted red, 17x12mm flower (6 components)
  • Component, acrylic, frosted orange, 17x12mm flower (2 components)
  • Component, acrylic, frosted pink, 18x17mm flower (4 components)
  • Component, acrylic, frosted orange, 18x17mm flower (2 components)
  • Component, acrylic, frosted pink, 22x22mm flower (4 components)
  • Component, acrylic, frosted orange, 22x22mm flower (4 components)
  • Component, acrylic, frosted red, 23x5mm flower (1 component)
  • Component, acrylic, frosted pink, 23x5mm flower (1 component)
  • Charm, antiqued gold-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 14x12mm double-sided fancy butterfly (1 charm)
  • Charm, antiqued gold-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 17x12mm double-sided dove in flight (1 charm)
  • Charm, antiqued gold-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 17x14mm single-sided butterfly (3 charms)
  • Drop, gold-plated ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 20x13mm fancy heart with 5 loops (2 drops)
  • Bead cap, gold-plated steel, 7x2mm flower, fits 8-10mm bead (2 bead caps)
  • Bead cap, gold-plated brass, 7x4mm flower, fits 7-9mm bead (2 bead caps)
  • Bead cap, gold-plated brass, 9x6mm basket, fits 9-11mm bead (2 bead caps)
  • Bead cap, gold-finished brass, 11x6mm flower, fits 10-12mm bead (8 bead caps)
  • Crimp bead, gold-plated brass, 2x1.5mm round (22 crimp beads)
  • Jumpring, gold-plated brass, 4mm round, 20 gauge (48 jumprings)
  • Jumpring, gold-plated brass, 5.5mm round, 18 gauge (16 jumprings)
  • Headpin, gold-plated brass, 2-inch, 21 gauge (24 headpins)
  • Earwire, gold-plated brass, 14mm leverback with open loop (2 earwires)
  • Chain, gold-finished steel, 5x3.5mm heavy cable, 30-inch
  • Beading wire, Accu-Flex, tangerine, 49 strand, .019-inch diameter
  • Beading wire, Accu-Flex, Dijon gold, 49 strand, 0.019-inch diameter
  • Adhesive, Loctite 409 gel
  • Pliers, flush-cutter 
  • Pliers, round-nose 
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • Pliers, flat-nose 
  • Pliers, crimping 
  • End of Materials List

    Necklace

    Step 1
    Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
    • Two 9-inch lengths, two 11-inch lengths, one 18-inch length, one 21-inch length and one 23-inch length of gold-finished 5x3.5mm cable chain (remove and save one clasp to be used later)
    • Eighteen 3-inch lengths of tangerine Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire
    • Thirty-six 3-inch lengths of Dijon gold Accu-Flex beading wire
    Step 2
    String one glass opaque red AB2X 4mm faceted round bead and one crimp bead onto a headpin. Pass the end of three 3-inch lengths of Dijon gold beading wire through the crimp. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp. Using the chain-nose pliers, crimp the crimp bead next to the headpin to hold the beading wires in place.

    String onto the headpin one acrylic frosted red 17x12mm flower, one gold-finished 11x6mm bead cap and one glass opaque red AB2X 4mm faceted round bead. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire to create an acrylic frosted red 17x12mm flower drop.

    String one fire-polished glass peach/brown 3mm faceted round bead onto the first 3-inch length of gold beading wire. Position it approximately 1 inch from the flower. Place a small amount of adhesive on the beading wire inside the hole of the bead to hold the bead in place. Repeat to attach one fire-polished glass peach/brown 3mm faceted round bead on each of the strands of beading wire, slightly varying the positions of the beads.

    Trim the ends of the three strands of beading wire to different lengths to give more depth to the tassels. Range the lengths from 1 to 1-1/2 inches on the smaller flowers and 1-1/2 to 2 inches on the larger flowers.

    Repeat to create six acrylic frosted red 17x12mm flower drops.

    Repeat to create:
    • One acrylic frosted red 23x5mm flower drop using one glass opaque red AB2X 4mm faceted round bead, one gold-plated 7x2mm bead cap, one acrylic frosted red 23x5mm flower and one headpin
    • Two acrylic frosted pink 18x17mm flower with pearl accents bead drops using one gold-plated 5mm teardrop bead, one crimp bead with three 3-inch lengths of tangerine beading wire attached, one acrylic frosted pink 18x17mm flower, one gold-finished 9x6mm basket bead cap, one glass pearl medium pink 4mm round and one headpin. Attach one Swarovski 3mm round peach pearl to each of the strands of beading wire.
    • Two acrylic frosted pink 18x17mm flower with crystal accents bead drops using one gold-plated 5mm teardrop bead, one crimp bead with three 3-inch lengths of tangerine beading wire attached, one acrylic frosted pink 18x17mm flower, and one headpin. Attach one fire-polished glass peach/brown 3mm faceted round bead to each of the strands of beading wire.
    • Two acrylic frosted pink 22x22mm flower drops using one gold-plated 5mm teardrop bead, one crimp bead with three 3-inch lengths of tangerine beading wire attached, one acrylic frosted pink 22x22mm flower, and one headpin. Attach one Swarovski 3mm round peach pearl to each of the strands of beading wire.
    • One acrylic frosted pink 23x5mm flower drop using one glass pearl medium pink 4mm round, one gold-plated 7x2mm bead cap, one acrylic frosted pink 23x5mm flower, and one headpin.
    • Two acrylic frosted orange 18x17mm flower with red crystal accents bead drops using one glass opaque red AB2X 4mm faceted round bead, one crimp bead with three 3-inch lengths of Dijon gold beading wire attached, one acrylic frosted orange 18x17mm flower, one glass opaque red AB2X 4mm faceted round bead and one headpin. Attach one fire-polished glass peach/brown 3mm faceted round bead to each of the strands of beading wire.
    • Two acrylic frosted orange 18x17mm flower with gold crystal accents bead drops using one 4mm faceted round gold AB glass bead, one crimp bead with three 3-inch lengths of Dijon gold beading wire attached, one acrylic frosted orange 18x17mm flower, one 4mm faceted round gold AB glass bead and one headpin. Attach one fire-polished glass peach/brown 3mm faceted round bead to each of the strands of beading wire.
    • Two acrylic orange frosted 22x22mm flower drops using one glass opaque red AB2X 4mm faceted round bead, one crimp bead with three 3-inch lengths of Dijon gold beading wire attached, one acrylic orange frosted 22x22mm flower, and one headpin. Attach one fire-polished glass peach/brown 3mm faceted round bead to each of the strands of beading wire.
    Step 3
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open one 4mm jumpring. Pass it though the loop on a lobster claw clasp and the top loop (narrow end of heart) on a gold-plated 20x13mm fancy heart drop. Close the jumpring.

    Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the bottom loop (wide end of heart) on the gold-plated 20x13mm fancy heart drop and the first link on a 23-inch length of gold-finished 5x3.5mm cable chain. Close the jumpring. Attach the last link of the 23-inch length of gold-finished 5x3.5mm cable chain to the bottom loop on a second gold-plated 20x13mm fancy heart drop.

    Repeat to attach a 21-inch length of gold-finished 5x3.5mm cable chain to the right of the bottom loop on the first gold-plated 20x13mm fancy heart drop and the left of the bottom loop on the second gold-plated 20x13mm fancy heart drop.

    Repeat to attach an 18-inch length of gold-finished 5x3.5mm cable chain to the right of previous jumpring on the first gold-plated 20x13mm fancy heart drop and the left of the previous on the second gold-plated 20x13mm fancy heart drop.

    Repeat to attach an 11-inch length of gold-finished 5x3.5mm cable chain to the left of the bottom loop on the first gold-plated 20x13mm fancy heart drop and an 11-inch length of gold-finished 5x3.5mm cable chain the right of the bottom loop on the second gold-plated 20x13mm fancy heart drop.

    Repeat to attach a 9-inch length of gold-finished 5x3.5mm cable chain to the left of the previous jumpring on the first gold-plated 20x13mm fancy heart drop and a 9-inch length of gold-finished 5x3.5mm cable chain the right of the previous jumpring on the second gold-plated 20x13mm fancy heart drop.
    Step 4
    Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the top loop (narrow end of heart) on the second gold-plated 20x13mm fancy heart drop and a 5.5mm jumpring. Close the jumpring. Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the previous 5.5mm jumpring and another 5mm jumpring. Continue to create a chain of fifteen 5.5mm jumprings.

    Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the previous 5.5mm jumpring and the loop on an antiqued gold-finished 14x12mm butterfly charm. Close the jumpring.
    Step 5
    Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the 36th link on the 9-inch length of chain on the left side of the necklace and the 36th link on the 11-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat to attach the 35th link on the 11-inch length of chain on the left side of the necklace and the 35th link on the 23-inch length of chain.

    Repeat to attach the 154th link on the 23-inch length of chain and the 126th link on the 21-inch length of chain.

    Repeat to attach the 38th link on the 11-inch length of chain on the right side of the necklace to the 38th link on the 9-inch length of chain.
    Step 6
    Open a 5.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a gold-plated dove charm and the 35th link on the 21-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat to attach the following using one 4mm jumpring to the following chains:
    • One gold-plated 17x14mm butterfly charm to the 124th link on the 23-inch length of chain
    • One acrylic frosted pink 23x5mm flower drop to the 125th link on the 21-inch length of chain
    • One acrylic frosted red 23x5mm flower drop to the 67th link on the 23-inch length of chain
    • One acrylic red frosted 17x12mm flower drop to the 66th link on each of the 9-inch lengths of chain, and the 47th and 85th links on each of the 11-inch lengths of chain
    • One acrylic frosted orange 18x17mm flower with gold crystal accents bead drops to the 71st link on each of the 9-inch lengths of chain
    • One acrylic frosted pink 18x17mm flower with pearl accents bead drops to the last link on each of the 9-inch lengths of chain
    • One acrylic frosted orange 18x17mm flower with red crystal accents bead drops to the 53rd link on each of the 11-inch lengths of chain
    • One acrylic frosted pink 18x17mm flower drop to the 60th link on each of the 11-inch lengths of chain
    • One acrylic orange frosted 22x22mm flower drop to the 90th link on each of the 11-inch lengths of chain
    • One acrylic frosted pink 22x22mm flower drop to the last link on each of the 11-inch lengths of chain

    Earrings

    Step 1
    Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
    • Two 2-inch lengths of gold-finished 5x3.5mm cable chain
    • Six 3-inch lengths of Dijon gold Accu-Flex beading wire
    Step 2
    String one glass opaque red AB2X 4mm faceted round bead and one crimp bead onto a headpin. Pass the end of three 3-inch lengths of gold beading wire through the crimp. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp. Using the chain-nose pliers, crimp the crimp bead next to the headpin to hold the beading wires in place.

    String onto the headpin one acrylic frosted pink 22x22mm flower. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire to create an acrylic frosted pink 22x22mm flower drop.

    String one glass pearl medium pink 4mm round onto the first 3-inch length of gold beading wire. Position it approximately 1 inch from the flower. Place a small amount of adhesive on the beading wire inside the hole of the bead to hold the bead in place. Repeat to attach one glass pearl medium pink 4mm round bead on each of the strands of beading wire, slightly varying the positions of the beads.

    Trim the ends of the three strands of beading wire different lengths to give more depth to the tassels. Range the lengths from 1 to 1-1/2 inches.

    Repeat to create a total of two acrylic frosted pink 22x22mm flower drops.

    Repeat to create two acrylic frosted orange 17x17mm flower drops using one glass opaque red AB2X 4mm faceted round bead, one gold-plated 7x4mm bead cap, one acrylic frosted orange 17x17mm flower, one gold-plated 11x6mm bead cap, one glass gold AB 4mm faceted round bead and one headpin.
    Step 3
    Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open one 4mm jumpring. Pass it though the loop on an earwire and the first link on a 2-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring.

    Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the last link on the 2-inch length of chain and the loop on an antiqued gold-finished 17x14mm butterfly charm. Close the jumpring.

    Repeat to attach a acrylic frosted orange 17x17mm flower drop to the 2nd link on the 2-inch length of chain and an acrylic frosted pink 22x22mm flower drop to the 5th link on the 2-inch length of chain.
    Step 4
    Repeat Step 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
  • ''Secrets to using Bead Caps'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''How To Crimp a Crimp Bead/Crimp Tube'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Glues'' how-to video and instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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