Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Riverstone Gemstone Beads, Seed Beads and Gold-Plated Brass Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Using memory wire shears, cut the following:
  • Five 1-1/2 inch lengths of 18-gauge gold Zebra wire
  • Ten 2-inch lengths of 18-gauge gold Zebra wire
  • One 17-inch length of multi-toned gold memory wire
STEP 2
String one 4mm heishi gold-plated bead, one 4mm round river stone bead, one 4mm heishi gold-plated bead, one 6mm round riverstone bead and one 4mm heishi gold-plated bead onto a headpin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the headpin, creating a double riverstone bead drop. Repeat to create ten double riverstone bead drops.

Repeat to create nine triple riverstone bead drops using one 4mm heishi gold-plated bead, one 4mm round riverstone bead, one 4mm heishi gold-plated bead, one 6mm round riverstone bead, one 4mm heishi gold-plated bead, one 8mm round riverstone bead and one 4mm heishi gold-plated bead onto headpins.
STEP 3
Form a simple loop on one 1-1/2 inch length of gold wire. Gently bend the wire in a half-moon shape. Repeat to create five 1-1/2 inch half-moon shaped wires and ten 2-inch half-moon shaped wires.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, create a loop on the end of a 17-inch length of multi-toned gold memory wire.
STEP 5
String onto the memory wire the following components:
  • One iris peacock hex-cut seed bead
  • One 4mm heishi gold-plated bead
  • One 4mm round riverstone bead
  • One 4mm heishi gold-plated bead
  • One 6mm round riverstone bead
  • One 4mm heishi gold-plated bead
  • One 4mm round riverstone bead
  • One 4mm heishi gold-plated bead
Repeat five times for a total of six sets.
STEP 6
String onto the memory wire one iris peacock hex-cut seed bead, the loop of one 1-1/2 inch half-moon shaped wire, one 4mm heishi gold-plated bead, one 4mm round riverstone bead, one 4mm heishi gold-plated bead, one 6mm round riverstone bead, one 4mm heishi gold-plated bead, one 4mm round riverstone bead, and one 4mm heishi gold-plated bead.

Repeat four times for a total of five sets.
STEP 7
Repeat Step 5 backwards, to make a mirror image of the first part of the necklace.
STEP 8
Finish the end of the memory wire with a simple loop.
STEP 9
Open the loop on a double riverstone bead drop. Pass it through the loop on one end of the memory wire. Close the loop. Repeat to attach a double riverstone bead drop to the loop on the opposite end of the memory wire.
STEP 10
String onto the first 1-1/2 inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 6, one iris peacock hex-cut seed bead, one triple riverstone bead drop, two iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, the loop of one 2-inch half-moon shaped wire, three iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, one double riverstone bead drop, one iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.

Create a simple loop on the end of the 1-1/2 inch half-moon shaped wire. Open the loop. Pass it over the memory wire before the next iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.
STEP 11
String onto the second 1-1/2 inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 6, three iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, one double riverstone bead drop, one iris peacock hex-cut seed bead, the loop of one 2-inch half-moon shaped wire, three iris peacock hex-cut seed beads.

Create a simple loop on the end of the 1-1/2 inch half-moon shaped wire. Open the loop. Pass it over the memory wire before the next iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.
STEP 12
String onto the third 1-1/2 inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 6, three iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, one double riverstone bead drop, the loop of one 2-inch half-moon shaped wire, three iris peacock hex-cut seed beads.

Create a simple loop on the end of the 1-1/2 inch half-moon shaped wire. Open the loop. Pass it over the memory wire before the next iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.
STEP 13
String onto the fourth 1-1/2 inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 6, four iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, one double riverstone bead drop, the loop of one 2-inch half-moon shaped wire, and three iris peacock hex-cut seed beads.

Create a simple loop on the end of the 1-1/2 inch half-moon shaped wire. Open the loop. Pass it over the memory wire before the next iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.
STEP 14
String onto the fifth 1-1/2 inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 6, one iris peacock hex-cut seed bead, one double riverstone bead drop, three iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, the loop of one 2-inch half -moon shaped wire, two iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, one triple riverstone bead drop, one iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.

Create a simple loop on the end of the 1-1/2 inch half-moon shaped wire. Open the loop. Pass it over the memory wire before the next iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.

Insert Second Layer

STEP 15
String onto the first 2-inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 10, three iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, one triple riverstone bead drop, two iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, the loop of one 2-inch half-moon shaped wire, one iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.

Create a simple loop on the end of the 2-inch half-moon shaped wire. Open the loop. Pass it over the second 1-1/2 inch half-moon shaped wire after the third iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.
STEP 16
String onto the second 2-inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 11, two iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, one double riverstone bead drop, one iris peacock hex-cut seed bead, the loop of one 2-inch half-moon shaped wire, three iris peacock hex-cut seed beads.

Create a simple loop on the end of the 2-inch half-moon shaped wire. Open the loop. Pass it over the third 1-1/2 inch half-moon shaped wire after the third iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.
STEP 17
String onto the third 2-inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 12, four iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, one double riverstone bead drop, one iris peacock hex-cut seed bead, the loop one 2-inch half-moon shaped wire, one iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.

Create a simple loop on the end of the 2-inch half-moon shaped wire. Open the loop. Pass it over the fourth 1-1/2 inch half-moon shaped wire after the third iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.
STEP 18
String onto the fourth 2-inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 13, three iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, one triple riverstone bead drop and three iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.

Create a simple loop on the end of the 2-inch half-moon shaped wire. Open the loop. Pass it over the fifth 1-1/2 inch half-moon shaped wire after the fourth iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.

Insert Third Layer

STEP 19
String onto the first 2-inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 15, three iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, one triple riverstone bead drop, two iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, the loop of one 2-inch half-moon shaped wire, one iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.

Create a simple loop on the end of the 2-inch half-moon shaped wire. Open the loop. Pass it over the second 2-inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 16 after the first iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.
STEP 20
String onto the second 2-inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 16, three iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, one double riverstone bead drop, two iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, the loop of one 2-inch half-moon shaped wire, one iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.

Create a simple loop on the end of the 2-inch half-moon shaped wire. Open the loop. Pass it over the second 2-inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 17 after the third iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.
STEP 21
String onto the second 2-inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 17, three iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, one triple riverstone bead drop, three iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.

Create a simple loop on the end of the 2-inch half-moon shaped wire. Open the loop. Pass it over the fourth 2-inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 18 after the first iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.

Insert Fourth Layer

STEP 22
String onto the second 2-inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 19, three iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, one triple riverstone bead drop, two iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, the loop of one 2-inch half-moon shaped wire, one iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.

Create a simple loop on the end of the 2-inch half-moon shaped wire. Open the loop. Pass it over the second 2-inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 20 after the first iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.
STEP 23
String onto the second 2-inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 20, three iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, one triple riverstone bead drop, three iris peacock hex-cut seed beads.

Create a simple loop on the end of the 2-inch half-moon shaped wire. Open the loop. Pass it over the third 2-inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 21 after the first iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.

Insert Fifth Layer

STEP 24
String onto the 2-inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 22, three iris peacock hex-cut seed beads, one triple riverstone bead drop, three iris peacock hex-cut seed beads.

Create a simple loop on the end of the 2-inch half-moon shaped wire. Open the loop. Pass it over the second 2-inch half-moon shaped wire from Step 23 after the first iris peacock hex-cut seed bead.

Earrings

STEP 1
Using memory wire shears, cut the following:
  • Two 1-1/2 inch lengths of 18-gauge gold Zebra wire
  • Four 1-inch lengths of gold-plated 3x2.5mm cable chain
STEP 2
String one 4mm heishi gold-plated bead, one 4mm round riverstone bead, one 4mm heishi gold-plated bead, one 6mm round riverstone bead and one 4mm heishi gold-plated bead onto a headpin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the headpin, creating a double riverstone bead drop. Repeat to create two double riverstone bead drops.

Repeat to create two triple riverstone bead drops using one 4mm heishi gold-plated bead, one 4mm round riverstone bead, one 4mm heishi gold-plated bead, one 6mm round riverstone bead, 4mm heishi gold-plated bead, one 8mm round riverstone bead and one 4mm heishi gold-plated bead onto a headpin.
STEP 3
Form a simple loop on one 1-1/2 inch lengths of gold wire. Gently bend the wire in a half moon shape. Repeat to create two 1-1/2 inch half moon shaped wires. String onto the wire four iris peacock hex cut seed beads, one two double riverstone bead drop, and four iris peacock hex cut seed beads. Form a simple loop on the other end of the wire.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the jumpring through the loop on an earwire, the first link on one 1-inch length of chain, one triple riverstone bead drop, and the first link of one 1-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring.
STEP 5
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the jumpring through the last link of the first 1-inch length of chain and the first loop on a half-moon shaped wire with beads. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach the second length of chain to the second loop on a half-moon shaped wire with beads.
STEP 6
Repeat earring Steps 4 and 5 to create the second earring.

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