Home
72-Hour Bead Bonanza

Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal and Gunmetal-Finished Brass Chain


For more inspiration, read this informative article ...

This popular jewelry style works well with strapless dresses or shirts and instantly dresses up any plain white tee, drawing the eye upward and bringing color and attention to the face. A bib-style necklace can also be used to fill-in a collared shirt, a deep V-neck or plunging neckline and pairs ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Apply E-6000® Jewelry and Craft Adhesive to the center of one 35x35mm filigree square focal then allow E-6000 to firm, but not dry completely. Place four Swarovski Siam 14x10mm pear embellishments around the center of the filigree square focal, point end towards the center (like a flower). Press the pointed end of each pear down into the E-6000 so the opposite end sticks up at an angle. Use a moistened finger to gently remove excess adhesive from the back of the focal without displacing the embellishments on the front.

Repeat to create a total of four embellished filigree square focals. Place each focal on a nonstick work surface and allow to dry according to manufacturer's instructions.
STEP 2
Once dry, apply E-6000 in the center of the pear embellishments, where the pointed ends come together. Place one Swarovski crystal luminous green 8x8mm square embellishment in the center. Repeat to attach a square embellishment to each filigree focal. Allow to dry according to manufacturer's instructions.

Note: Two embellished filigree squares will be used for the earrings below.
STEP 3
Cut thirty 4-1/4 inch lengths and two 6-1/4 inch lengths of 2.5mm cable chain, and eleven 9-1/2 inch lengths Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 4
First Strand:
String onto one 9-1/2 inch length of beading wire one 2x2mm crimp bead and 6mm jumpring pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the jumpring leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Crimp the crimp bead then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire.
STEP 5
String onto the beading wire one Swarovski Pacific opal 4mm bicone and one Swarovski crystal vitrail medium 4x4mm cube. Repeat this sequence to string a total of twenty-six sets then string one Swarovski Pacific opal 4mm bicone. Repeat Step 5 to secure the strand.
STEP 6
Repeat Steps 5 and 6 to create the following strands: (Alternate bicones and cubes in the pattern of your choice.)
  • Second Strand:
    • Twenty-seven Swarovski ruby 4mm bicones
    • Eight Swarovski fuchsia 4x4mm cubes
    • Eighteen Swarovski Siam 4x4mm cubes
  • Third Strand:
    • Twenty-six sets of:
      • One Swarovski ruby 4mm bicone
      • One Swarovski crystal rose gold 4x4mm cube
      • One Swarovski ruby 4mm bicone
  • Fourth Strand:
    • Twenty-seven Swarovski Pacific opal 4mm bicones
    • Three Swarovski Pacific opal 4x4mm cubes
    • Sixteen Swarovski crystal vitrail medium 4x4mm cubes
    • Seven Swarovski crystal rose gold 4x4mm cubes
  • Fifth Strand:
    • Seventeen Swarovski crystal rose gold 4mm bicones
    • Ten Swarovski ruby 4mm bicones
    • Twenty-six Swarovski Siam 4x4mm cubes
  • Sixth Strand:
    • Nineteen Swarovski crystal rose gold 4mm bicones
    • Nine Swarovski crystal vitrail medium 4mm bicones
    • Twenty-two Swarovski crystal rose gold 4x4mm cubes
  • Seventh Strand:
    • Fourteen Swarovski ruby 4mm bicones
    • Sixteen Swarovski Siam 3mm bicones
    • Seven Swarovski crystal rose gold 4x4mm cubes
    • Twenty-one Swarovski fuchsia 4x4mm cubes
  • Eighth Strand:
    • Twenty-seven Swarovski Pacific opal 4mm bicones
    • Eighteen Swarovski Pacific opal 4x4mm cubes
    • Eight Swarovski crystal vitrail medium 4x4mm cubes
  • Ninth Strand:
    • Twenty-five sets of:
      • One Swarovski ruby 4mm bicone
      • One Swarovski crystal vitrail medium 4x4mm cube
      • One Swarovski ruby 4mm bicone
  • Tenth strand:
    • Twenty-six Swarovski ruby 4mm bicones
    • Seventeen Swarovski fuchsia 4x4mm cubes
    • Eight Swarovski Siam 4x4mm cubes
  • Eleventh Strand: Twenty-five sets of one Swarovski crystal vitrail medium 4mm bicone and one Swarovski Pacific opal 4x4mm cube then string one Swarovski crystal vitrail medium 4mm bicone

Necklace Assembly

STEP 7
Using a 6mm jumpring attach the last link on one end of one 6-1/4 inch length of chain to the small center loop on one side of one embellished filigree square. Repeat to attach the opposite end of the chain to the second embellished filigree square.

Place the opposite side of each filigree focal in the clip on the Chain Sta Stabilization Solution tool.
STEP 8
Open the jumpring attached to one end of the first strand and pass it through the loop on the left corner of the left filigree square then close. Repeat to attach the second strand to the next loop on the filigree square.
STEP 9
Continue to attach the third strand to the sixth link from the end (attached to the left filigree square) on one end of the chain. Continue to attach each strand to the chain ending with the eleventh strand, three links to the right of the center link of the chain.

Attach the opposite end of the first strand to the fourth link from the eleventh strand creating a swag loop. Continue to attach the opposite ends of strands 2 - 9 to the chain moving along the opposite end of the chain.
STEP 10
Attach the opposite end of the tenth strand to the loop on the filigree square, to the right of the chain. Continue to attach the opposite end of the eleventh strand the right corner loop on the filigree square.
STEP 11
Using a 6mm jumpring attach the last link on one end of the second 6-1/4 inch length of chain to the right corner loop, left filigree square. Repeat to attach the opposite end of the chain to the left corner loop on the second filigree square.
STEP 12
Pass one 1-inch eyepin through the center link on the lower length of chain. String one Swarovski Siam 8x8mm cube and the center link on the upper length of chain then form a simple loop. Repeat to attach seven links to either side of the center link, spacing them evenly along the chain (approximately every five links for the upper chain and every six links on the lower chain).
STEP 13
Pass one 4.5mm jumpring through the last loop on one end of three 4-1/4 inch lengths of chain and one loop on the opposite side of the filigree square focal. Repeat to attach three 4-1/4 inch lengths of chain to every link on the opposite side of the filigree focal.

Using 4.5mm jumprings attach the last link on the opposite ends of each set of chains to the corresponding loop on one unembellished filigree square.

Repeat to attach fifteen lengths of chain to the second embellished filigree focal.
STEP 14
Using 4.5mm jumprings attach each loop on the opposite end, from the chain, on each unembellished filigree square to one portion of a 5-strand slide lock clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one Swarovski crystal rose gold 6x6mm cube onto one 1-inch headpin. Repeat to create a total of ten 6mm cube drops.
STEP 2
Attach one 4.5mm jumpring to the loop on one leverback earwire.

Pass one 4.5mm jumpring through the previous jumpring and one corner loop on one embellished filigree square (Step 2) then close. Repeat to attach the loop on the opposite side of the same corner.
STEP 3
Using 4.5mm jumprings attach one 6mm cube drop to each of the five small loops along the bottom edge of the earring.
STEP 4
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to create a second earring.

: : : Additional Resources : : :

The pieces featured in the Gallery of Designs are copyrighted designs and are provided for inspiration only. We encourage you to substitute different colors, products and techniques to make the design your own.

Have a question regarding this design idea? Email Customer Service.

Recommended Just for You

Sign Up for Email Specials and Beading News
Sign Up
for Email Specials and Beading News