Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Silver-Colored Foil Resin Beads and Gold-Plated Brass Beads


Necklace

STEP 1
Using two pairs of chain-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the open ring through the loop on the lobster clasp. Close the jumpring.
STEP 2
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the 4mm jumpring attached to the clasp and two 4mm jumprings. Close the jumpring.

First Strand

STEP 3
Using flush-cutters, cut a 26-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire and one of the two 4mm jumprings added to the clasp in Step 2.

Pass the wire back through the crimp tube leaving one end of the wire approximately one inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the clasp so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 4
String onto the beading wire a 6mm gold filigree bead and one of each of the following:
  • 20x15mm goldenrod oval bead
  • 6mm gold filigree bead
  • 20x14mm amber yellow oval bead
  • 6mm gold filigree bead
  • 20x14mm gold oval bead
  • 6mm gold filigree bead
Repeat Step 3 six times for a total of seven sets.
STEP 5
String on one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch of French wire and a 4mm jumpring. Pass the wire back through the crimp and the last 6mm gold filigree bead, then pull the wire snugly so the crimp and the French wire are closer to the jumpring. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the first part 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.

Second Strand

STEP 6
Using flush-cutters, cut a 28-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. Repeat Step 2 to attach the wire to the second of the two 4mm jumprings added to the clasp in Step 2. String on one 6mm gold filigree bead.
STEP 7
Continue stringing onto the beading wire, one of each of the following:
  • 8mm gold filigree bead
  • 22x17mm gold oval bead
  • 8mm gold filigree bead
  • 22x17mm amber oval bead
  • 8mm gold filigree bead
  • 22x18mm goldenrod oval bead
Repeat five times for a total of six sets.
STEP 8
String onto the beading wire:
  • 8mm gold filigree bead
  • 22x17mm gold oval bead
  • 8mm gold filigree bead
  • 22x17mm amber oval bead
  • 8mm gold filigree bead
  • 6mm gold filigree bead
STEP 9
Repeat Step 5 to attach the wire to a 4mm jumpring.
STEP 10
Open a 7mm jumpring. Pass it through the 4mm jumpring on the end of both strands. Close the jumpring. Use the 7mm jumpring to connect the end of the necklace to the lobster claw clasp.

Earrings

STEP 11
String onto a headpin, one 4mm gold heishi bead, one 20x17mm gold resin bead, and one 4mm gold heishi. Finish the end with a simple loop. Repeat to create two resin bead drops.
STEP 12
String onto an eyepin, one 4mm gold heishi bead, one 20x17mm goldenrod resin bead, and one 4mm gold heishi. Finish the end with a simple loop. Repeat to create two resin beading links.

Repeat to create four 8mm filigree gold beading links using one 8mm gold filigree bead and one eyepin for each link.
STEP 13
Using chain-nose pliers, open one loop of one 8mm gold filigree beading link. Pass the open loop through the loop on one fishhook earwire. Close the loop.

Connect the loop on the other end to a loop on a goldenrod resin beading link. Close the loop.

Open the opposite loop of the goldenrod resin beading link and attach it to a loop on an 8mm filigree beading link. Close the loop.

Connect the other loop of the 8mm filigree beading link to the loop on the gold resin bead drop.

Repeat to make the second earring.

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