Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski® Crystals and Cultured Freshwater Pearls

From the Stylish Stringing collection, this Sparkling Y necklace and earring project features Swarovski® crystals and White Lotus™ freshwater pearls in a dual-colored, slimming design that is yours to make for customers--or yourself.

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This piece is the perfect Halloween treat, offering great style and kitschy fun with its spidery details. The traditional Halloween color combination of orange and black makes an instant holiday statement. These opaque shades in Celestial Crystal beads offer an understated elegance with their brilliant faceting and lively highlights. The symmetrical stringing pattern in both necklace strands is ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut one 11-inch length and one 14-inch length of Accu-Flex professional-quality beading wire and four 1/2 inch lengths of French wire.
STEP 2
String one light Siam 8mm round onto one 1-1/2 inch headpin then form a simple loop. Attach one 4.5mm jumpring to the loop on the light Siam drop.

Attach one 4.5mm jumpring to the loop on each portion of the toggle clasp.
STEP 3
String onto the 11-inch length of beading wire: one crimp, one length of French wire and the jumpring attached to one portion of the clasp.
STEP 4
Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the French wire leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Crimp, then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Finish with a 4mm crimp cover.
STEP 5
String 38 light Siam 6mm rounds, one crimp and one length of French wire then repeat Step 4 using a 3mm crimp cover.
STEP 6
String onto the 14-inch length of beading wire: one crimp, one length of French wire and the jumpring attached to the light Siam drop then repeat Step 4 using a 3mm crimp cover.
STEP 7
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One white 7mm cultured freshwater pearl
  • One crystal satin 6mm round
  • One white 7mm cultured freshwater pearl
  • Two crystal satin 6mm rounds
  • One white 7mm cultured freshwater pearl
  • Three crystal satin 6mm rounds
  • One white 7mm cultured freshwater pearl
  • Four crystal satin 6mm rounds
  • The French wire loop on the end of the light Siam strand (Step 6)
  • 39 crystal satin 6mm rounds
Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to secure the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one white 7mm cultured freshwater pearl and one light Siam 4mm round onto one 1-1/2 inch headpin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second pearl drop.
STEP 2
String one crystal satin 6mm round onto one 1-1/2 inch eyepin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second crystal satin link.
STEP 3
Connect one pearl drop, one crystal satin link and one fishhook earwire.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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