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Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Crazy Lace Agate and Mountain ''Jade'' Gemstone Beads

Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Crazy Lace Agate and Mountain ''Jade'' Gemstone Beads

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Adorn yourself in the beauty of crazy lace agate and mountain "jade" gemstone beads for a beautiful statement. The crazy lace agate teardrop pendant and beads have a decadent purple color and are machine polished for a smooth feel. The mountain "jade," is a high-grade dolomite marble from Asia and resembles top-quality gemstones. This design’s symmetrical stringing pattern using Swarovski® crystal beads and gold-plated brass smooth round beads as spacers is striking and ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut two 13-inch lengths of Tigertail™ beading wire.
STEP 2
String onto a 3-inch headpin: one 3mm gold-plated brass round, one 30x20mm agate teardrop (large end first) and one 5mm gold-plated brass round.

Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a focal.
STEP 3
Attach the focal from Step 2 to the middle loop of one gold-plated brass drop.
STEP 4
String onto one length of 13-inch 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. Finish with a 4mm crimp cover.
STEP 5
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One Swarovski® crystals 4mm bicone
  • Four sets of:
    • One purple agate 8mm round
    • One pink mountain ''jade'' 8mm round
    • One purple agate 8mm round
    • One Swarovski crystals 4mm bicone
    • One 3mm gold-plated brass round
    • One Swarovski crystals 4mm bicone
    • One pink mountain ''jade'' 8mm round
    • One purple agate 8mm round
    • One pink mountain ''jade'' 8mm round
    • One Swarovski crystals 4mm bicone
    • One 3mm gold-plated brass round
    • One Swarovski crystals 4mm bicone
  • One purple agate 30x20mm teardrop (large end first)
  • One crimp
  • One Accu-Guard™ wire protector
  • One end loop of the gold-plated brass link from Step 3
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. Finish with a 4mm crimp cover.
STEP 6
Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to create the second strand using the loop on the opposite end of the focal.

Pass one 4mm jumpring through one half of the toggle clasp and the Accu-Guard™ on the end of one strand. Repeat to attach the other half of the clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one pink mountain ''jade'' 8mm round onto a 1-inch headpin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of two pink mountain jade drops.

Repeat to create two purple agate drops.

String one purple agate 8mm round onto a 1-inch eyepin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of two purple agate links.

Repeat to create a total of two pink mountain jade links.

Connect one pink mountain jade drop to one loop on each purple agate link. Repeat to connect a purple agate drop to each pink mountain jade links.
STEP 2
Attach the loop on the opposite end of one purple agate link to the end loop on one gold-plated brass link. Repeat to attach one pink mountain jade link to the loop on the opposite end.

Attach one earwire to the middle loop of the opposite side of the link.
STEP 3
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to create a second earring.

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