Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Celestial Crystal® Beads, Silver-Plated Brass Chain and Porcelain and Silver-Plated Copper Focal

Necklace

STEP 1
String one 4mm round clear AB crystal bead onto a 1-inch headpin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a 4mm round clear AB crystal bead drop. Repeat to create a total of forty-five 4mm round clear AB crystal bead drops.
STEP 2
Using a pair of cutting pliers, cut the following lengths of chain:
  • Silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain
    • Eighty 1-link lengths
    • Two 1/4 inch lengths
    • Two 3/8 inch lengths
    • Two 1/2 inch lengths
    • Two 5/8 inch lengths
    • Two 3/4 inch lengths
    • Two 7/8 inch lengths
    • Two 1-inch lengths
    • Two 1-1/8 inch lengths
    • Two 1-1/4 inch lengths
    • Two 1-3/8 inch lengths
    • Two 1-1/2 inch lengths
    • Two 1-11/16 inch lengths
    • Two 1-7/8 inch lengths
    • Two 2-1/16-inch lengths
    • Two 2-1/4 inch lengths
    • Two 2-3/8 inch lengths
    • Two 2-1/2 inch lengths
    • Two 2-11/16 inch lengths
    • Two 2-7/8 inch lengths
    • Two 3-inch lengths
  • Silver-plated 4.8x3.3mm cable chain
    • Two 3-1/2 inch lengths
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and a pair of flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the box portion of the clasp and the first link on a 3-1/2 inch length of silver-plated 4.8x3.3mm cable chain. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the second length of silver-plated 4.8x3.3mm cable chain to the loop on the insert portion of the clasp.
STEP 4
Using a pair of flush-cutters, cut a 16-inch length of Accu-Flex® beading wire. String onto the wire one silver-plated crimp bead, a silver-plated Accu-guard™ and the last link of the 3-1/2 inch length of silver-plated 4.8x3.3mm cable chain attached to the box portion of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp bead, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the Accu-guard. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) inside the crimp (optional).

Using a pair of crimping pliers, crimp the silver-plated crimp bead. Using wire-nippers, trim the excess wire from the short end. Gently close a crimp cover over the crimp bead using a pair of chain-nose pliers.
STEP 5
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Two 8mm round turquoise blue crystal beads
  • One silver-plated 3mm round bead
  • One 8mm round clear AB crystal bead
  • One silver-plated 3mm round bead
  • Three 6mm round turquoise blue crystal beads
  • One silver-plated 3mm round bead
  • One 6mm round clear AB crystal bead
  • One silver-plated 3mm round bead
  • Two 6mm round turquoise blue crystal beads
  • One silver-plated 3mm round bead
  • One 4mm round clear AB crystal bead
  • One silver-plated 3mm round bead
  • One 4mm turquoise blue AB crystal bead
  • One silver-plated 3mm round bead
  • Three 4mm turquoise blue AB crystal beads
STEP 6
String on one silver-plated crimp bead onto the wire. Pull the crimp bead tight against the last 4mm turquoise blue AB crystal bead. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).Using a pair of crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead. Gently close a crimp cover over the crimp bead using a pair of chain-nose pliers.
STEP 7
Continue stringing onto the beading wire, one 4mm round clear AB crystal bead drop, two 1-link lengths of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain, one 1/4 inch length of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain, two 1-link lengths of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain. Continue to string onto the beading wire one length of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain (increasing in length with each subsequent chain) and two 1-link lengths of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain until the 3-inch length of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain is on the beading wire.
STEP 8
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the jumpring through the 6mm jumpring already on the focal. Close the jumpring. String the 4mm jumpring onto the beading wire.
STEP 9
Repeat Steps 7, 6 and then 5, backwards, to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 10
String on one silver-plated crimp bead, a silver-plated Accu-guard and the last link on the 3-1/2 inch length of silver-plated 4.8x3.3mm cable chain attached to the second portion of the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp bead, pulling the wire tight against the last bead. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the necklace. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional). Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead. Using a pair of wire-nippers, trim excess wire from the end.
STEP 11
Attach a 4mm round clear AB crystal bead drop to the last link on each of the descending lengths of chain attached in Step 7.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one 8mm round turquoise blue crystal bead, one 3mm round silver-plated bead, two 4mm round clear AB crystal beads, and one 3mm round silver-plated bead onto a 1-1/2 inch headpin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a multi-crystal bead drop. Repeat to create a total of two multi-crystal bead drops.

Repeat Step 1 from necklace instructions to create a total of thirteen 4mm round clear AB crystal bead drops, using one 4mm round clear AB crystal bead and one 1-inch headpin.
STEP 2
Using a pair of cutting pliers, cut the following lengths of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain:
  • Forty-eight 1-link lengths
  • Four 3/8 inch lengths
  • Four 1/2 inch lengths
  • Four 5/8 inch lengths
  • Four 11/16 inch lengths
  • Four 13/16 inch lengths
  • Four 15/16 inch lengths
  • Two 1-inch lengths
STEP 3
Open the wire on the silver-plated teardrop hoop. String onto the wire the following:
  • One silver-plated 3mm round bead
  • Two 6mm round turquoise blue crystal beads
  • One silver-plated 3mm round bead
  • One 6mm round clear AB crystal bead
  • One silver-plated 3mm round bead
  • One 4mm round turquoise blue crystal bead
  • One silver-plated 3mm round bead
  • Two 1-link lengths of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain
  • One 3/8 inch length of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain
  • Two 1-link lengths of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain
  • One 1/2 inch length of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain
  • Two 1-link lengths of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain
  • One 5/8 inch length of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain
  • Two 1-link lengths of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain
  • One 11/16 inch length of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain
  • Two 1-link lengths of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain
  • One 13/16 inch length of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain
  • Two 1-link lengths of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain
  • One 15/16 inch length of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain
  • Two 1-link lengths of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain
STEP 4
String onto the wire one 1-inch length of silver-plated 2.2mm flat cable chain.
STEP 5
Repeat Step 3, backwards, to create the second half of the earring in a mirror image of the first half.
STEP 6
Pass the end of the wire through the wire bracket on the opposite side of the earring. Crimp the wire bracket to hold the wire securely in place.
STEP 7
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and a pair of flat-nose pliers, open a multi-crystal bead drop. Pass it through the loop on the silver-plated teardrop hoop. Close the loop.

Repeat to attach a 4mm round clear AB crystal bead drop to the last link on each of the descending lengths of chain attached in Steps 3 through 5.
STEP 8
Repeat Steps 3 through 7 to create the second earring.

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