Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski® Crystals, Antiqued Sterling Silver Charm and Sterling Silver Beads


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Bird-themed jewelry is popular and has been a beautiful symbol in jewelry throughout history. Recognized around the globe, birds are most closely associated with motherhood, security and assurance that everything will be alright. More specifically the sparrow-like love birds in this charm pendant remind us that even the small things are important as they symbolize protection, community, joy, friendliness and productivity. They represent undying love, loyalty and friendship. Beautifully framed in a heart, this pendant makes a meaningful statement for love-themed holidays such as ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut one 24-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.

Pendant

STEP 2
String onto a 1-1/2 inch headpin with 1.5mm ball:
  • One ivory 6mm round
  • One light Siam 3mm bicone
  • One sterling silver 7x3mm smooth oval
  • One ivory 4mm round
Form a simple loop, creating an ivory drop.

String onto a 1-1/2 inch headpin with 1.5mm ball:
  • One ivory 6mm round
  • One light Siam 3mm bicone
  • One sterling silver 7x3mm smooth oval
  • One light Siam 3mm bicone
Form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of eight light Siam drops.
STEP 3
Pass one 4mm jumpring through one light Siam drop and one hole on one sterling silver 8.5mm bead cap then close.

Repeat to attach drops to each of the other holes on the bead cap.
STEP 4
String onto a 1-inch eyepin: one ivory 6mm round, the sterling silver 8.5mm bead cap (Step 3) and one ivory 6mm round then form a simple loop.

Note: The concave side of the bead cap will be the bottom of the link.
STEP 5
Attach the ivory drop to the bottom of the link using a 4mm jumpring.

Attach the top of the link to the bottom of one sterling silver 15x13.5mm heart charm using a 4mm jumpring.

Necklace Assembly

STEP 6
String onto the length of 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 7
String onto the beading wire:
  • 21 ivory 3mm rounds
  • 11 ivory 4mm rounds
  • One light Siam 3mm bicone
  • One sterling silver 7x3mm smooth oval
  • One light Siam 3mm bicone
  • One ivory 6mm round
  • One light Siam 3mm bicone
  • One sterling silver 7x3mm smooth oval
  • One light Siam 3mm bicone
  • 11 ivory 4mm rounds
  • One light Siam 3mm bicone
  • Three ivory 6mm rounds
  • One light Siam 3mm bicone
  • Two ivory 6mm rounds
  • One light Siam 3mm bicone
  • One ivory 6mm round
STEP 8
Continue to string the pendant onto the beading wire then repeat the sequence in Step 7 in the opposite direction to string the second half of the necklace.

Repeat Step 6 to secure the strand.
STEP 9
Using one 4mm jumpring, attach one half of the toggle clasp to the Accu-Guard on each end of the necklace.

Earrings

STEP 1
String onto a 1-1/2 inch headpin with 1.5mm ball:
  • One ivory 6mm round
  • One light Siam 3mm bicone
  • One sterling silver 7x3mm smooth oval
  • One light Siam 3mm bicone
Form a simple loop.

Repeat to create a second drop.
STEP 2
Attach one drop to each earwire.

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