Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Glass Beads, Celestial Crystal® Beads and Aluminum Chain

Necklace

STEP 1
On a 1-1/2 inch headpin, string one gold-plated 10mm flower bead cap, one 23x22mm heart black and white painted bead, and 4mm round clear bead. 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 23x22mm heart black and white painted bead drop.

Repeat to create the following:
  • Six 15mm square black and white painted bead drops using one gold-plated 7x7mm flower bead cap, one 15mm square black and white painted bead, and one gold-plated 7x7mm flower bead cap and one 1.5-inch headpin
  • Four 12mm round black and gold painted bead drops using one gold-plated 7x7mm flower bead cap, one 12mm round black and gold painted bead, and one gold-plated 7x7mm flower bead cap and one 1.5-inch headpin
  • Twelve 6mm faceted round light red glass bead drops using one 6mm faceted round light red glass bead and one 1-inch headpin
  • Twelve 4mm faceted round light red glass bead drops using one 4mm faceted round light red glass bead and one 1-inch headpin
  • Five 23x13mm tube black and white painted beading links using one gold-plated 10mm flower bead cap, one 23x13mm tube black and white painted bead, and one gold-plated 10mm flower bead cap and one 2-inch eyepin
  • Six 12mm round black and gold painted beading links using one gold-plated 7x7mm flower bead cap, one 12mm round black and gold painted bead, and one gold-plated 7x7mm flower bead cap and one 2-inch eyepin
  • Twelve 4mm faceted round light red glass beading links using one 4mm faceted round light red glass bead and one 1-inch eyepin
  • Twelve 4mm faceted round clear glass beading links using one 4mm faceted round clear glass bead and one 1-inch eyepin
  • Eleven 6mm faceted diamond clear glass beading links using one 6mm faceted diamond clear glass bead and one 1-inch eyepin
STEP 2
Using flush-cutters, cut one 17-inch length of gold colored aluminum 14x10mm twisted curb chain and twenty-three 5-inch lengths of 28-gauge gold colored copper zebra wire.
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 7mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the hook portion of the clasp and the first link of the 17-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the eye portion of the clasp to the last link of the 17-inch length of chain.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, wrap a 5-inch length of wire around the top of the 15th link on the 17-inch length of chain. Continue to make four wraps around the link so that the wire comes out of the back into the center of the link (clockwise). String onto the wire one 4mm faceted round clear glass bead centering it in the middle of the link. Take the wire over the front of the bottom of the link; continue to make four wraps around the link (counter-clockwise) to secure the bead in place.

Repeat to attach a 4mm faceted round clear glass bead to the following 22 links on the 17-inch length of chain.
STEP 5
Open the loop on a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the 14th link on the chain and a 4mm faceted round clear glass beading link. Close the jumpring. Open a 4mm faceted round light red glass bead drop. Pass it through the opposite loop on the beading link. Close the loop. Repeat to attach the double bead drop to the 38th link on the chain.
STEP 6
Repeat to attach the following sets of beading links and bead drops to the links using a 6mm jumpring:
  • One 4mm faceted round clear glass beading link and one 6mm faceted round light red glass beading link to the 15th, 17th, 19th, 33rd, 35th and 37th link on the chain
  • One 4mm faceted round clear glass beading link, one 4mm faceted round light red glass beading link and one 6mm faceted round light red glass beading link to the 21st and 31st link on the chain
  • One 4mm faceted round clear glass beading link, two 4mm faceted round light red glass beading links and one 6mm faceted round light red glass beading link to the 23rd and 29th link on the chain
  • One 4mm faceted round clear glass beading link, three 4mm faceted round light red glass beading links and one 6mm faceted round light red glass beading link to the 25th and 27th link on the chain
  • One 6mm faceted diamond clear glass beading link, one 12mm round black and gold painted beading link and one 15mm square black and white painted bead drop on the 16th, 20th, 24th, 28th, 32nd, and 36th link on the chain
  • One 6mm faceted diamond clear glass beading link, one 23x13mm tube black and white painted beading link and one 12mm round black and gold painted bead drop on the 18th, 22nd, 30th, and 34th link on the chain
  • One 6mm faceted diamond clear glass beading link, one 23x13mm tube black and white painted beading link and one 23x22mm heart black and white painted bead drop on the 26th link on the chain

Earrings

STEP 1
On a 1-1/2 inch headpin, string one gold-plated 7mm flower bead cap, one 12mm round black and white painted bead, and one 7mm flower bead cap. 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 12mm round black and white painted bead drop. Repeat to create a total of two 12mm round black and white painted bead drops.

Repeat to create the following:
  • Two 6mm faceted round light red glass beading links using one gold-plated 6mm flower bead cap, one 6mm faceted round light red glass bead, and one gold-plated 6mm flower bead cap and one 1-inch eyepin
  • Two 4mm faceted round clear glass beading links using one gold-plated 6mm flower bead cap, one 4mm faceted round clear glass bead, and one gold-plated 6mm flower bead cap and one 1-inch eyepin
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open the loop on a 4mm faceted round clear glass beading link. Pass it through the loop on the earwire. Close the loop.

Open the opposite loop on the 4mm faceted round clear glass beading link. Pass it through the loop on a 6mm faceted round light red glass beading link. Close the loop.

Open the loop on the 12mm round black and white painted bead drop. Pass it through the opposite loop on the 6mm faceted round light red glass beading link. Close the loop.
STEP 3
Repeat Step 2 to create the second earring.

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