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 Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Wirework, Enamel and Antiqued Silver-Plated Brass Charms and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 

Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Wirework, Enamel and Antiqued Silver-Plated Brass Charms and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS

Necklace

Step 1
Using flush-cutters, cut the following lengths of wire:
  • Forty-two 2-inch, three 3.5-inch, one 4-inch and one 5-inch length of 18-gauge rose gold-filled round wire
  • Twelve 2-inch lengths of 26-gauge rose gold-filled round wire
Step 2
Place the large portion of the barrel of the round-nose pliers about 1/2 inch down from one end of the 5-inch length of wire. Rotate the pliers away from you to form a loop. Using chain-nose pliers bring the wires together so they are parallel to each other and form nice crisp bends below the loop. Using flush-cutters, trim the shorter end to about 1/4 inch below the loop. The shorter end will be tucked inside the wrapped loop formed next so it can be cut shorter or left longer.
Step 3
Using the tip of the chain-nose pliers, placed on the longer length of wire where it meets the shorter length, make a 90-degree bend away from the shorter length and out to the side. Rotate the pliers toward you to form a loop. Using the round-nose pliers form a wrapped loop, capturing the shorter length of wire inside so it is hidden. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire then use the tip of the chain-nose pliers to tuck the end of the last wrap down toward the clasp.
Step 4
Place the round-nose pliers on the loop formed in Step 2 and form a partial loop to create the hook on the loop.
Step 5
Place the end of 2-inch length of 18-gauge wire on the smaller jaw on the medium bail-making Wubbers® mandrel pliers and form the first loop. Place the larger jaw on the wire 1/4 inch from the end of the first loop. Wrap the straight end of the wire around the mandrel back toward the first loop and continue until the end of the wire is exiting the same direction it started crossing over itself (creating a slight “V” shape with the bottom portion of the wires). Place the end of the wire on the smaller jaw on the mandrel and form the loop back toward the center larger loop creating a triple-loop component. Repeat to create forty-two triple-loop components.
Step 6
Place the end of 3.5-inch length of 18-gauge wire on the smaller jaw on the medium bail-making Wubbers mandrel pliers and form the first loop. Place the small jaw on the wire 1/4 inch from the end of the first loop. Wrap the straight end of the wire around the mandrel back toward the first loop and continue until end of the wire is exiting the same direction it started crossing over itself. Place the larger jaw on the wire 1/4 inch from the end of the first loop. Form the larger loop back toward the second small loop exiting in the same direction. Form the fourth smaller loop back toward the second small loop exiting in the same direction. Place the end of the wire on the smaller jaw of the mandrel and form the loop back toward the previous fourth loop creating a five-loop component. Repeat to create two five-loop components.

Repeat on the third 3.5-inch length of 18-gauge wire, creating a 5-loop component that has the loops formed closer together with each set of smaller loops creating a V-shaped 5-loop component.
Step 7
Place the end of the 4-inch length of 18-gauge wire on the smaller jaw on the medium bail-making Wubbers mandrel pliers and form the first loop. Repeat to create a loop on the opposite end of the wire. Bend the wire in half. Place the folded edge of the wire on the larger jaw of the jumbo bail-making Wubbers mandrel pliers and curve the wire in a half moon shape. Separate out the wires and open them to create an amphora shape.
Step 8
Fit the V-shaped 5-loop component against the bottom of the amphora-shaped wire. Using a 2-inch length of 26-gauge wire, wrap the wire around the first loop on the V-shaped 5-loop component and the amphora-shaped wire for three to four wraps to secure them together. Cut the excess wire using flush-cutters and tuck the end of the wire down next to the last wrap. Repeat to secure the fifth loop on the V-shaped 5-loop component against the amphora-shaped wire on the opposite side. Fit the first five-loop component against the left side of the amphora-shaped wire and secure them together using 2-inch lengths of 26-gauge wire on the first, middle and fifth loops on the five-loop component. Repeat to attach the second five-loop component to the right side of the amphora-shaped wire.

Repeat to attach the loop on the end of the amphora-shaped wire to the first loop on the left five-loop component, the last loop on the left five-loop component to the loop on the V-shaped 5-loop component, the fifth loop on the V-shaped 5-loop component to the first loop on the second five-loop component, and the last loop on the five-loop component to the loop on the right side of the amphora-shaped wire.
Step 9
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 6x4mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the left side of the amphora-shaped wire and the first loop on one triple-loop component. Close the jumpring. Repeat to a second jumpring next the first creating a double jumpring. Repeat to attach a set of double 6x4mm jumpring to the loop on the right side of the amphora-shaped wire and the third loop on one triple-loop component.

Repeat to attach a second triple-loop component to the loop on the amphora-shaped wire using two sets of double 6x4mm jumprings.
Step 10
Open a 6x4mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the hook portion of the clasp and the center loop on one triple-loop component. Close the jumpring.
Step 11
Open a 6x4mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the first loop on the first triple-loop component and the first loop on one triple-loop component. Close the jumping.

Repeat to attach a single 6x4mm oval jumpring through the third loop on the first and second triple-loop components.

Attach the center loop on the second triple-loop component to the center loop on a third triple-loop component using a set of two 6x4mm oval jumprings.

Repeat to attach ten sets of triple-loop components.
Step 12
Open a 6x4mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the center loop of the twentieth triple-loop component and the center loop on the top of the focal piece. Repeat to attach a second 6x4mm oval jumpring next to the first.
Step 13
Repeat Steps 11 and 12 to create the opposite side of the necklace.
Step 14
String one Swarovski mocca 3mm bicone 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 twenty-seven Swarovski mocca 3mm bicone bead drops.
Step 15
Open a 6x4mm oval jumpring. Pass it through one Swarovski mocca 3mm bicone bead drop, the hole on one brown maple leaf charm and the center loop on the triple-loop component in the center of the focal piece. Repeat to attach one Swarovski mocca 3mm bicone bead drop and one green maple leaf charm to the first and third loops on the triple-loop component in the center of the focal piece.

Open a 6x4mm oval jumpring. Pass it through one Swarovski mocca 3mm bicone bead drop, the hole on one green maple leaf charm and the first loop on the ninth triple-loop component on the left side of the necklace. Repeat to attach one Swarovski mocca 3mm bicone bead drop and one maple leaf charm to the first loop triple-loop component on the left side of the necklace alternating green and brown maple leaves. Repeat to attach bead drops and maple leaves to the right side of the necklace starting at the ninth triple-loop component.

Earrings

Step 1
Using flush-cutters cut four 2-inch lengths of 18-gauge rose gold-filled round wire.
Step 2
Place the end of 2-inch length of 18-gauge wire on the smaller jaw on the medium bail-making Wubbers mandrel pliers and form the first loop. Place the larger jaw on the wire 1/4 inch from the end of the first loop. Wrap the straight end of the wire around the mandrel back toward the first loop and continuing until end of the wire is exiting the same direction it started crossing over itself (creating a slight “V” shape with the bottom portion of the wires). Place the end of the wire on the smaller jaw on the mandrel and form the loop back toward the center larger loop creating a triple-loop component. Repeat to create four triple-loop components.
Step 3
String one Swarovski mocca 3mm bicone 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 six Swarovski mocca 3mm bead drops.
Step 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 6x4mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the first loop on the first triple-loop component and the first loop on one triple-loop component. Close the jumping. Repeat to attach a 6x4mm oval jumpring through the third loop on the first and second triple-loop components.
Step 5
Open a 6x4mm oval jumpring. Pass it through one Swarovski mocca 3mm bicone bead drop, the hole on one brown maple leaf charm and the center loop on the bottom triple-loop component. Repeat to attach one Swarovski mocca 3mm bicone bead drop and one green maple leaf charm to the first and third loops on the triple-loop component.
Step 6
Open the loop on an earwire. Pass it through the center loop on the top triple-loop component. Close the loop.
Step 7
Repeat Steps 4 - 6 to create the second earring.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Forming Basic Wire Shapes'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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