Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Gemstone Beads and Swarovski Crystal Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the open ring through the loop on one half of the clasp.

Repeat to add a 4mm jumpring to the loop on the second half of the clasp.
STEP 2
Pass one headpin through the second hole on a 3-hole topaz spacer bar with the extra wire pointing to the right. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire. Repeat to attach a headpin to the third hole on that 3-hole topaz spacer bar.

Repeat to attach a headpin to the second and third holes of another 3-hole topaz spacer bar with the loops facing the left side.
STEP 3
Using the flush-cutters, cut a 22-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 4
String onto the wire one crimp tube, a 1/2 inch piece of French wire, and the jumpring attached to the tab half of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the jumpring so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 5
String onto the beading wire one 6mm round crystal AB crystal and two 6mm rondelle crystal AB crystals.

Continue stringing one of each of the following:
  • 10x8mm rondelle pink AB quartz bead
  • 6mm rondelle crystal AB crystal
  • 10x8mm rondelle lemon quartz bead
  • 6mm rondelle crystal AB crystal
  • 10x8mm rondelle blue AB quartz bead
  • 6mm rondelle crystal AB crystal
  • 10x8mm rondelle lavender amethyst bead
  • 6mm rondelle crystal AB crystal
  • 10x8mm rondelle pink AB quartz bead
  • 6mm rondelle crystal AB crystal
  • 10x8mm rondelle green AB quartz bead
  • 6mm rondelle crystal AB crystal
  • 10x8mm rondelle rose quartz bead
  • 6mm rondelle crystal AB crystal
  • 10x8mm rondelle lemon quartz bead
  • 6mm rondelle crystal AB crystal
  • 10x8mm rondelle blue AB quartz bead
  • 6mm rondelle crystal AB crystal
  • 11x8mm oval pink quartz bead
  • 4mm bicone crystal AB crystal
STEP 6
String onto the beading wire:
  • The first hole on the 3-hole topaz spacer bar with the loops on the right (created in Step 2)
  • 3mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • 11x8mm oval green AB quartz bead
  • 3mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • The first hole on a 3-hole topaz spacer bar
  • 3mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • 11x8mm oval blue AB quartz bead
  • 3mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • The first hole on a 3-hole topaz spacer bar
  • 3mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • 11x8mm oval rose quartz bead
  • 3mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • The first hole on a 3-hole topaz spacer bar
  • 3mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • 11x8mm oval dark amethyst bead
  • 3mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • The first hole on a 3-hole topaz spacer bar
  • 3mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • 11x8mm oval lemon quartz bead
  • 3mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • The first hole on a 3-hole topaz spacer bar
  • 3mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • 11x8mm oval pink AB quartz bead
  • 3mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • The first hole on a 3-hole topaz spacer bar
  • 3mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • 11x8mm oval green AB quartz bead
  • 3mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • The first hole on a 3-hole topaz spacer bar
  • 3mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • 11x8mm oval blue AB quartz bead
  • 3mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • The first hole on a 3-hole topaz spacer bar
  • 3mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • 11x8mm oval rose quartz bead
  • 3mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • The first hole on a 3-hole topaz spacer bar
  • 3mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • 11x8mm oval lemon quartz bead
  • The first hole on the 3-hole topaz spacer bar with the loops on the left (created in Step 2)
STEP 7
Repeat Step 5, backwards, to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 8
Repeat Step 4 to attach the second half of the beaded strand to the jumpring on the second-half of the clasp.

Center Portion of the Necklace

STEP 9
Cut one 14-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. Repeat Step 4 to attach the wire to the headpin loop on the second hole on the 3-hole topaz spacer bar with the loops on the right.
STEP 10
String onto the beading wire:
  • One 6mm round crystal AB crystal
  • Two 3mm bicone crystal AB crystals
  • The second hole on the next 3-hole topaz spacer bar
STEP 11
String onto the beading wire:
  • Two 3mm bicone crystal AB crystals
  • One 6mm round crystal AB crystal
  • Two 3mm bicone crystal AB crystals
  • The second hole on the next 3-hole topaz spacer bar
Repeat seven times for a total of eight sets.
STEP 12
String onto the beading wire:
  • Two 3mm bicone crystal AB crystals
  • One 6mm round crystal AB crystal
STEP 13
Repeat Step 8 to attach the wire to the headpin loop on the second hole on the 3-hole topaz spacer bar with the loops on the left.

For a more finished look, place a crimp cover over the crimp tubes, gently closing them using a pair of chain-nose pliers or the front notch on a pair of crimping pliers.
STEP 14
Cut a 14-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. Repeat Step 4 to attach the wire to the headpin loop on the third hole on the 3-hole topaz spacer bar with the loops on the right.
STEP 15
String onto the beading wire:
  • One 3mm round sterling silver bead
  • One teardrop green AB quartz bead
  • One 3mm round sterling silver bead
  • One 4mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • The third hole on the next 3-hole topaz spacer bar
STEP 16
String onto the beading wire:
  • One 4mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • One 3mm round sterling silver bead
  • One teardrop green AB quartz bead
  • One 3mm round sterling silver bead
  • One 4mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • The third hole on the next 3-hole topaz spacer bar
Repeat seven times for a total of eight sets.
STEP 17
String onto the beading wire:
  • One 4mm bicone crystal AB crystal
  • One 3mm round sterling silver bead
  • One teardrop green AB quartz bead
  • One 3mm round sterling silver bead
STEP 18
Repeat Step 8 to attach the wire to the headpin loop on the third hole on the 3-hole topaz spacer bar with the loops on the left.

For a more finished look, place a crimp cover over the crimp tubes as you did in Step 13.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one 6mm round crystal AB crystal onto a 1-1/2 inch sterling silver eyepin. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a 6mm round crystal AB crystal link. Repeat to create a total of two 6mm round crystal AB crystal links.

Repeat to create a total of two 10x8mm rondelle rose quartz beading links, using one 1-1/2 inch eyepin and one 10x8mm rondelle rose quartz bead.
STEP 2
Using flush-cutters, cut two 3-1/2 inch lengths of 24-gauge sterling silver wire.
STEP 3
Thread the green AB quartz teardrop bead onto one 3-1/2 inch length of 24-gauge wire, then, using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a briolette wrapped loop to secure the bead.

Repeat to create a total of two briolette wrapped loop green AB quartz teardrop bead drops.
STEP 4
Open the loop on one side of a 6mm round crystal AB crystal link. Pass the open loop through the loop on one earwire. Close the loop.

Pass the opposite loop on the 6mm round crystal AB crystal link onto the loop through one loop on one 10x8mm rondelle rose quartz bead drop. Close the loop.

Open the opposite loop on the 10x8mm rondelle rose quartz bead drop. Pass the loop through the loop on briolette wrapped loop green AB quartz teardrop bead drop. Close the loop.
STEP 5
Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to create the second earring.

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