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Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Hemalyke™ Beads and Seed Beads


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Fall for this hematite look-alike jewelry set that's a perfect statement for this season and beyond. It's simple, sophisticated, and can be dressed up or down for a wide variety of style. The man-made Hemalyke square rondelles feature gemstone properties similar to genuine hematite and shimmer with an antique gold color. They are electroplated for permanent color, imitating the look of natural hematite ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut one 35-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String onto the beading wire: one crimp and one Accu-Guard™ wire protector. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guard leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end.

Crimp, then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire.
STEP 3
String the following:
  • 13 inches of iris dark bronze #11 hex 2-cut seed beads
  • 20 antique gold 4x1mm square rondelles
  • One iris dark bronze #11 hex 2-cut seed bead
  • Five antique gold 4x1mm square rondelles
  • One iris dark bronze #11 hex 2-cut seed bead
  • Three antique gold 4x1mm square rondelles
  • One iris dark bronze #11 hex 2-cut seed bead
  • One antique gold 4x1mm square rondelle
  • Two iris dark bronze #11 hex 2-cut seed bead
  • One antique gold 4x1mm square rondelle
  • One iris dark bronze #11 hex 2-cut seed bead
  • Three antique gold 4x1mm square rondelles
  • One iris dark bronze #11 hex 2-cut seed bead
STEP 4
Continue to string five antique gold 4x1mm square rondelles then repeat Step 3 in the opposite direction to string the second half of the necklace.

Repeat Step 2 to secure the second half of the necklace.
STEP 5
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the Accu-Guard on one end of the necklace and the loop on one springring clasp then close.

Pass one 4mm jumpring through the Accu-Guard on the opposite end of the necklace then close.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one 2-inch headpin:
  • One iris dark bronze #11 hex 2-cut seed bead
  • Four antique gold 4x1mm square rondelles
  • One iris dark bronze #11 hex 2-cut seed bead
  • One antique gold 4x1mm square rondelle
  • One iris dark bronze #11 hex 2-cut seed bead
  • Four antique gold 4x1mm square rondelles
  • Three iris dark bronze #11 hex 2-cut seed beads
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a drop.
STEP 2
Pass the loop on the drop through the loop on one leverback earwire then close.
STEP 3
Repeat Steps 1 - 2 to create a second earring.

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