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Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal, Glass Pearls and Seed Beads

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This necklace and earring combination is ready to cap off any evening and special occasion attire, bringing attention to ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Using chain-nose pliers, gently pull the leg of the bail away from the pick to accommodate one Swarovski crystal blue shade 28mm twist drop.
STEP 2
Line up the pick on the ice-pick bail with the hole in one Swarovski crystal blue shade 28mm twist drop. Fit the pick through the front of the hole then pinch the leg of the bail down over the drop. Press firmly so the component or pendant is held securely.
STEP 3
Using flush-cutters cut one 21-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 4
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • One gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-Guard™ wire protector
  • The loop on the bullet portion of one silver-finished puffed oval clasp
Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the loop of the Accu-Guard leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite®) inside the crimp (optional).

Using crimping pliers crimp the crimp bead. Using flush-cutters trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Place one silver-plated 4mm stardust crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 5
Place a second silver-plated 4mm stardust crimp cover over the beading wire then gently close it.
STEP 6
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One Celestial Crystal® pewter 6mm glass pearl
  • One silver-plated 8x4mm fancy bead cap (open end facing away from pearl)
  • One Swarovski crystal blue shade 8mm round bead
  • One silver-plated 8x4mm fancy bead cap (open end facing round bead)
  • Thirty Celestial Crystal pewter 6mm glass pearls
  • One silver-plated 8x4mm fancy bead cap (open end facing away from pearl)
  • One Swarovski crystal blue shade 8mm round bead
  • One silver-plated 8x4mm fancy bead cap (open end facing round bead)
  • Five Celestial Crystal pewter 6mm glass pearls
  • One silver-plated 8x4mm fancy bead cap (open end facing pearl)
STEP 7
Continue to string approximately 1 inch of Czech glass metallic silver #11 seed beads (enough to match the length of the curved tube on the bail), and the curved tube from the ice pick bail in Step 2.
STEP 8
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 6 in the opposite direction to string the second half of the necklace.
STEP 9
Repeat Step 4 to attach the puffed oval portion of the clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one silver-plated 2-inch eyepin:
  • One Swarovski crystal blue shade 8mm round bead
  • One silver-plated 8x4mm fancy bead cap (open end facing round bead)
  • One Celestial Crystal pewter 6mm glass pearl
  • One Czech glass metallic silver #11 seed bead
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Swarovski crystal blue shade round drop.
STEP 3
Open the loop on one silver-plated leverback earwire. Pass the loop through the loop on the Swarovski crystal blue shade round drop. Close the loop.
STEP 4
Repeat Steps 1 - 3 to create a second earring.

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