Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Copper Beads, Seed Beads and Antiqued Copper-Plated Pewter Chain
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Jamie, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®To learn more about Jamie Smedley, read her jewelry artist success story here
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- Bead, copper, purple with iridescent finish, 10mm brushed round (8 beads)
- Bead, copper, purple with iridescent finish, 14mm brushed round (4 beads)
- Seed bead, Czech glass, metallic gold, #11 round
- Headpin, copper, 2-inch, 22 gauge (12 headpins)
- Jumpring, antiqued copper-plated brass, 5mm round, 22 gauge (14 jumprings)
- Clasp, toggle, antiqued copper pewter (tin-based alloy), 23x16mm fancy round (1 clasp)
- Earwire, copper, 23mm fishhook with coil and 2mm ball, 21 gauge (2 earwires)
- Chain, antiqued copper-plated steel, 4.8x3.3mm cable
- Wire, Wrapit, bright copper, dead soft, round, 28 gauge
- Wire, Zebra Wire, natural copper, round, 18 gauge
- Adhesive, Vigor Super Glue
- Wax paste, Gilders Paste, Inca gold
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, flat-nose
- One 3-inch length and one 6-inch length of natural copper 18-gauge round Zebra Wire™
- Seven 24-inch lengths of bright copper 28-gauge round Wrapit® wire
- Two 8-inch lengths of antiqued copper-plated 4.8x3.3mm cable chain
Form a simple loop on the end of one 6-inch length of Zebra Wire. Measure 1-1/2 inches from the loop and wrap the wire two times around the 3-inch wire at the bend of the L-shape. Gently curve the remaining length of wire into an arc. Form a simple loop on the opposite end of the wire.
Repeat on the 6-inch Zebra Wire until there are sixteen strands of seed beads on each side of the wire on the 1-1/2 inch portion and thirty-four strands of seed beads on each side on the 4-inch curved portion of the wire. Decrease the seed beads in number to graduate the leaf pattern.
Repeat to attach the second 8-inch length of cable chain to the toggle bar portion of the clasp and the loop on the right side of the 6-inch length of Zebra Wire.
Repeat Step 2 to create the second earring.
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