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Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal


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This elaborate bib-style necklace jewelry set is a real sparkler. Catching the light from every angle, the color blend of Swarovski crystal bicone beads in this week’s featured design have been hand-selected by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads as part of the Alchemy collection. This assortment includes ...

Necklace

STEP 1
String one Swarovski Alchemy 8mm bicone onto one gold-plated 1-inch headpin then form a simple loop creating an 8mm bicone drop.

Repeat to create a total of sixteen 8mm bicone drops in the color pattern of your choice. Repeat once more to create a 6mm bicone drop.
STEP 2
String one Swarovski Alchemy 4mm bicone onto one gold-plated 1-inch eyepin then form a simple loop creating a 4mm bicone link.

Repeat to create a total of nineteen 4mm bicone links in the color pattern of your choice. Repeat once more to create a 6mm bicone link.
STEP 3
Open the loop on one 8mm bicone drop. Pass the loop through the first loop on one end of the 6mm bicone link then close creating a 6 and 8mm bicone drop.

Repeat to create nine single 4mm bicone drops by connecting one 8mm bicone drop and one 4mm bicone link.

Repeat to create four double 4mm bicone drops by connecting one 8mm bicone drop and two 4mm bicone links end-to-end.
STEP 4
Attach one 4mm jumpring to the loop on three single 4mm bicone drops and the single 6mm bicone drop. Attach a second jumpring to the previous jumpring on the 6mm bicone drop.
STEP 5
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loop on the end of one single 4mm bicone drop and two closed 4mm jumprings. Repeat to attach a second jumpring creating double jumprings.

Continue to connect four more sets of double jumprings, creating a chain. Connect a single 4mm jumpring to the end of the chain using double jumprings.

Repeat to create a total of four single 4mm bicone drops with seven sets of double jumprings then attach a single 4mm jumpring to the end.
STEP 6
Repeat Step 5 to create two single 4mm bicone drops attaching a single 5mm jumpring on the end instead.
STEP 7
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loop on one end of one 4mm bicone link. Connect ten sets of double jumprings to the loop on the opposite end then attach a single 4mm jumpring to the end.

Pass a one 4mm jumpring through the previous single jumpring and one single 4mm bicone drop (Step 4).

Repeat to attach jumprings and a single bicone drop to the remaining 4mm bicone link.
STEP 8
Connect the loop one the 6 and 8mm bicone drop and four 4mm jumprings using 4mm double jumprings.

Continue to connect four sets of double jumprings and a single 5mm jumpring on the end, to two of the previous four jumprings. Repeat using the second set of two jumprings.
STEP 9
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-1/2 inch eyepin:
  • One Swarovski Alchemy 4mm bicone
  • One Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicone
  • The on one 8mm bicone and single 4mm bicone drop (Step 6)
  • Two Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicones
  • One 5mm jumpring on the 6 and 8mm bicone drop
  • One Swarovski Alchemy 8mm bicone
  • The second 5mm jumpring on the 6 and 8mm bicone drop
  • Two Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicones
  • The 5mm jumpring on one single 4mm bicone drop (Step 6)
  • One Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicone
  • One Swarovski Alchemy 4mm bicone
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire approximately 1/4 from the beads, creating a nine bicone Swarovski link. Attach one 4mm jumpring to each end of the link.
STEP 10
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-1/2 inch eyepin:
  • One Swarovski Alchemy 4mm bicone
  • Two Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicones
  • The 4mm jumpring on one double 4mm bicone drop
  • One Swarovski Alchemy 8mm bicone
  • The jumpring on one end of the nine bicone link (Step 9)
  • Two Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicones
  • One Swarovski Alchemy 4mm bicone
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire approximately 1/4 from the beads, creating a seven bicone Swarovski link.
STEP 11
Attach one 4mm jumpring to the loop just created.

Pass one 4mm jumpring through the end 4mm jumpring on one single 4mm bicone drop (from Step 5) and the loop on the opposite end of the link. Close the jumpring.
STEP 12
Repeat Steps 10 and 11 in reverse order to create a mirror image of the seven bicone link using the opposite end of the nine bicone Swarovski link.
STEP 13
Repeat Steps 10 - 12 using the loops on the previous seven bicone Swarovski links instead of the nine bicone Swarovski link.
STEP 14
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-1/2 inch eyepin:
  • One Swarovski Alchemy 4mm bicone
  • Two Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicones
  • The jumpring on the drop end of one 4mm bicone link from Step 7
  • One Swarovski Alchemy 8mm bicone
  • The right jumpring on the right seven Swarovski bicone link
  • Two Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicones
  • One Swarovski Alchemy 4mm bicone
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire approximately 1/4 from the beads, creating a seven bicone Swarovski link. Attach one 4mm jumpring to each end of the link.
STEP 15
Repeat Step 14 in reverse order to create a mirror image of the seven bicone link using the opposite end of the linked components.
STEP 16
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-1/2 inch eyepin:
  • One Swarovski Alchemy 4mm bicone
  • Two Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicones
  • The left jumpring on the right seven Swarovski bicone link from Step 10
  • One Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicone
  • The 4mm jumpring on one 8mm bicone and 4mm bicone drop from Step 6
  • One Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicone
  • The right jumpring on the left seven Swarovski bicone link from Step 12
  • Two Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicones
  • One Swarovski Alchemy 4mm bicone
Form a simple loop approximately 1/4 inch from the beads on the wire creating a 4 and 6mm bicone Swarovski link. Attach one 4mm jumpring to each end of the link.
STEP 17
Moving from the nine bicone Swarovski link out, gently curve each link upward (like a smile). Make sure the bicone drops lay evenly.
STEP 18
Using flush-cutters cut one 19-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 19
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicone
  • One gold-plated 7mm round
Pass the beading wire around the bar in the end cap one portion of the clasp. Pass the beading wire back through the other beads. Pull the beading wire so the 7mm round rests snug against the end cap leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the shorter end coming out the crimp bead.

Crimp the crimp bead then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Place one gold-plated 4mm crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 20
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Repeat this sequence to string a total of four sets:
    • Three Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicones
    • One gold-plated 4x2mm heishi
    • One Swarovski Alchemy 8mm bicone
  • Two Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicones
  • The jumpring on the end of 4mm bicone link on the right side of the bib
  • Four Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicones
  • The first jumpring on the first seven bicone Swarovski link on the left side of the bib
  • Four Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicones
  • The second jumpring on the first seven bicone Swarovski link on the left side of the bib
  • Three Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicones
  • The second jumpring on the second seven bicone Swarovski link on the left side of the bib
  • One Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicone
  • The 4mm jumpring on one single 4mm bicone drop
  • One Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicone
  • The first jumpring on the 4 and 6mm bicone Swarovski link
  • One Swarovski Alchemy 4mm bicone
  • Two Swarovski Alchemy 6mm bicones
STEP 21
Continue to string the end jumpring on the 6mm bicone drop.

Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 20 in reverse order to string the second half of the necklace using the jumprings attached to the links on the right side of the bib.

Repeat Step 19 to secure the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one Swarovski Alchemy 8mm bicone onto one gold-plated 1-inch headpin. Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating an 8mm bicone drop. Repeat to create a second 8mm bicone drop.

Create twelve 6mm bicone drops in the color pattern of your choice.

Create two 4mm bicone links using gold-plated 1-inch eyepins.
STEP 2
Open forty-six gold-plated 4mm jumprings.

Open the loop on one end of one 4mm bicone link. Pass the loop through the loop on one 8mm bicone drop. Close the loop.
STEP 3
Connect eleven sets of double jumprings to the opposite end of the 4mm bicone link creating a chain then attach a single 4mm jumpring to the end.
STEP 4
Open the loop on one 6mm bicone drop. Pass the loop through the single jumpring on the end of the chain. Close the loop.

Continue to attach 6mm bicone drops to every other double jumpring set alternating sided of the chain.
STEP 5
Open the loop on one gold-plated leverback earwire. Pass the loop through the singe jumpring on the end of the chain. Close the loop.

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