Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Sterling Silver Jumprings and Malachite and Fossil Gemstone Beads

Create the Necklace Chain:
STEP 1
Using chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open 201 4mm twisted jumprings.
STEP 2
Place two 6mm closed jumprings on one 4mm twisted jumpring. Close the 4mm jumpring. Repeat this Step with two additional 4mm jumprings.
STEP 3
Place one of the 6mm closed jumprings used in Step 2 on one 4mm twisted jumpring. Place one new 6mm jumpring on the 4mm jumpring and close the jumpring. Repeat this Step using two additional 4mm jumprings.
STEP 4
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until 68 6mm closed jumprings and 201 4mm jumprings have been used.
STEP 5
On one end of the chain, attach a 4mm jumpring to the loop on the end of the lobster claw clasp and close the jumpring.
STEP 6
Attach the opposite end of the chain to a 4mm jumpring then place a 6mm closed jumpring on the 4mm jumpring. Close the 4mm jumpring.

Create the Ring Dangles:
STEP 1
Place one 8mm malachite round bead on a headpin and create a simple loop. Repeat this Step four more times until you have created five drops (three for the necklace and two for the matching earrings).
STEP 2
Place one 6mm red fossil bead on a headpin and create a simple loop. Repeat this Step four more times until you have created five drops (three for the necklace and two for the matching earrings).
STEP 3
Find the 6mm jumpring in the center of the chain by counting down 35 6mm rings from the lobster claw end of the chain.
STEP 4
Attach one 4mm twisted jumpring to the center 6mm closed jumpring and attach one 20mm jumpring to the 4mm twisted jumpring then close the jumpring. Repeat this Step to add a second 4mm twisted jumpring.
STEP 5
Open the simple loop of a malachite drop in the same manner as a jumpring and attach it to the 20mm jumpring between the two 4mm twisted jumprings, then close the simple loop.
STEP 6
Place the opposite side of the 20mm jumpring onto a 4mm twisted jumpring and attach a 9mm jumpring, then close the 4mm twisted jumpring. Repeat this Step with a second 4mm twisted jumpring.
STEP 7
Place the opposite side of the 9mm jumpring onto a 4mm twisted jumpring and attach a 7mm jumpring, then close the 4mm twisted jumpring. Repeat this Step with a second 4mm twisted jumpring.
STEP 8
Place the opposite side of the 7mm jumpring onto a 3mm twisted jumpring and attach a 5mm jumpring, then close the 3mm twisted jumpring. Repeat this Step with a second 3mm twisted jumpring.
STEP 9
Place the opposite side of the 5mm jumpring onto a 3mm twisted jumpring and attach a 3mm jumpring then close the 3mm twisted jumpring. Repeat this Step with a second 3mm twisted jumpring.
STEP 10
Open the simple loop of a red fossil drop in the same manner as opening a jumpring and attach it to the bottom 3mm jumpring, then close the simple loop.
STEP 11
Repeat Steps 4 - 10 two times, so that there is one dangle each on either side of the center dangle, five 6mm jumprings over from the center dangle.

Create the Matching Earrings:
STEP 1
Open the loop of one earwire in the same manner as opening a jumpring. Place two closed 4mm twisted jumprings on the loop, then close the earwire.
STEP 2
Open one 4mm twisted jumpring and attach it to both jumprings that were just placed on the earwire loop. Close the jumpring then repeat with another 4mm twisted jumpring and close the jumpring.
STEP 3
Repeat Steps 5 - 10 of the section above for creating dangles, and use the extra malachite and red fossil drops made in Step 4 of the above section.
STEP 4
Repeat Steps 1 - 3 of this section to create the second earring.

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