Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Acrylic Turquoise Beads and Gold-Filled Chain

Acrylic beads with eye-popping turquoise and white color appear to float on a double-strand necklace of gold-filled chain.

STEP 1
Using the diagonal cutters, cut one end (the thinner end of the oval) of the 4th link of the gold-filled chain. Open the cut link slightly to release the 4 links. Close the cut link so the cut is imperceptible.

Repeat to cut 20 lengths of chain, each 4 links in length.
STEP 2
Using the diagonal cutters, cut a piece of gold-filled wire 5 inches in length. Make a wrapped loop at one end of the wire. Slide a turquoise flat round bead onto the wire. Make a second wrapped loop to secure the bead in place, creating a turquoise flat round double wrapped-loop beading link.

Repeat to make a total of two.

Repeat to make two turquoise oval double wrapped-loop beading links, two turquoise long oval double wrapped-loop beading links, two turquoise teardrop double wrapped-loop beading links, and two turquoise modified round double wrapped-loop beading links.

Repeat to make five brown flat oval double wrapped-loop beading links using 4 inches of gold-filled wire, and five double wrapped-loop beading links using two 12mm round gold pearls on 4 inches of gold-filled wire.

Assembling the first necklace

STEP 3
Using two pairs of chain-nose pliers, open a jumpring and pass it through the loop of a turquoise flat round beading link and the first link of a length of chain. Close the jumpring.

Repeat adding a brown oval beading link to the other end of the length of chain.
STEP 4
Repeat, using jumprings to attach the lengths of chain to the beading links in the following order: chain, turquoise flat oval link, chain, brown oval link, chain, turquoise modified round, chain, brown oval link, chain, turquoise long oval link, chain, brown oval link, chain, turquoise teardrop link, chain, brown oval link, and chain.

Use a jumpring to attach the last link of the chain to the final loop on the turquoise flat round beading link from Step 3.

Assembling the second necklace

STEP 5
Using two pairs of chain-nose pliers, open a jumpring and pass it through the loop of a turquoise flat round beading link and the first link of a length of chain. Close the jumpring. Add a jumpring to the last link of chain and through a loop of one double pearl beading link.
STEP 6
Repeat, using jumprings to attach the lengths of chain to the beading links in the following order: chain, turquoise modified round, chain, double pearl link, chain, turquoise teardrop link, chain, double pearl link, chain, turquoise flat oval link, chain, double pearl link, chain, turquoise round oval link, chain, double pearl link, and chain.

Attach the last link of the chain to the final loop on the turquoise flat round beading link from Step 5 using a jumpring.

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