Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Celestial Crystal® Beads, Gold-Plated Brass Beads and Plated Brass Ball Chain

Necklace

STEP 1
String one gold-plated 3mm round bead and one 12x7mm faceted green teardrop bead onto a 1-inch eyepin. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the eyepin, creating a 12x7mm faceted green teardrop bead drop.

Repeat to create the following beading links:
  • Twelve 4mm faceted round clear glass beading links, using one 4mm faceted round clear glass bead and one 1-inch eyepin
  • Twelve 4mm faceted round red glass beading links, using one 4mm faceted round red glass bead and one 1-inch eyepin
  • Nine 4mm faceted round emerald green glass beading links, using one 4mm faceted round emerald green glass bead and one 1-inch eyepin
STEP 2
Using flush-cutters, cut the following lengths of chain:
  • Two 1/2 inch lengths, two 3/4 inch lengths, two 1-inch lengths, two 1-1/4 inch lengths, two 1-1/2 inch lengths and two 1-3/4 inch lengths of silver color 1.5mm ball chain
  • Two 2-inch lengths, two 2-1/4 inch lengths, two 2-1/2 inch lengths, two 2-3/4 inch lengths, two 3-inch lengths and two 3-1/4 inch lengths of gunmetal color 1.5mm ball chain
  • Two 3-1/2 inch lengths, two 3-3/4 inch lengths, two 4-inch lengths, two 4-1/4 inch lengths, and one 4-1/2 inch length of gold color 1.5mm ball chain
  • Two 6-inch lengths of gold color 2mm ball chain
  • One 1-inch length of gold-plated 5x3.5mm cable chain
STEP 3
Using chain-nose pliers, gently close a gold-plated side clamp bead tip over the first bead on one 6-inch length of gold color 2mm ball chain. Repeat to place a bead tip over the last bead on the 6-inch length of gold color 2mm ball chain and the first and last bead on the second 6-inch length of gold color 2mm ball chain.

Repeat to attach a gold-plated side clamp bead tip over the first bead on each of the thirty-one 1.5mm ball chains from Step 2.
STEP 4
Open the loop on a 12x7mm faceted teardrop green teardrop bead drop. Pass it through the first loop on the 1-inch extender chain on the 2mm ball chain.
STEP 5
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the jumpring through the loop on the lobster claw clasp and the loop on a bead tip on one 6-inch length of gold color 2mm ball chain. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a 4mm jumpring to the opposite end of the 6-inch length of gold color 2mm ball chain.
STEP 6
Using the flush-cutters, cut a 10-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire, one crimp tube, a gold-plated Accu-Guard and the jumpring on first 6-inch length of gold color 2mm ball chain. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, 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 the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end. Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube and gently close using chain-nose pliers.
STEP 7
String onto the beading wire the following components using one gold-plated 4mm round bead in between each beading link:
  • Six 4mm faceted round red glass beading links
  • Six 4mm faceted round clear glass beading links
  • Nine 4mm faceted round emerald green glass beading links
  • Six 4mm faceted round clear glass beading links
  • Six 4mm faceted round red glass beading links
STEP 8
String on one crimp tube, a gold-plated Accu-Guard and the jumpring on the second 6-inch length of gold color 2mm ball chain. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube 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 tube. Using flush-cutters, trim excess wire from the end. Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube and gently close using chain-nose pliers.
STEP 9
Open the opposite loop on the first 4mm faceted round red glass beading link. Pass the loop on the bead tip attached to the ½ inch length of silver color 1.5mm ball chain to the beading link. Close the loop. Continue to attach the chains in increasing lengths to the beading links starting with the silver color, then gunmetal color, and then gold color ball chain until the 4-1/2 inch length of gold color 1.5mm ball chain is attached to the fifth 4mm faceted round emerald green glass beading link. Then continue attaching the chains in decreasing lengths on the second half of the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one gold-plated 3mm round bead and 12x7mm faceted green teardrop bead onto a 1-inch eyepin. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the eyepin, creating a 12x7mm faceted green teardrop bead drop. Repeat to create a second faceted green teardrop bead drop.

Repeat to create the following beading links:
  • Four 4mm faceted round clear glass beading links, using one 4mm faceted round clear glass bead and one 1-inch eyepin
  • Four 4mm faceted round red glass beading links, using one 4mm faceted round red glass bead and one 1-inch eyepin
  • Six 4mm faceted round emerald green glass beading links, using one 4mm faceted round emerald green glass bead and one 1-inch eyepin
STEP 2
Using flush-cutters, cut the following lengths of chain:
  • Four 1-inch lengths of silver color 1.5mm ball chain
  • Four 1-1/4 inch lengths of gunmetal color 1.5mm ball chain
  • Four 1-1/2 inch lengths and two 1-3/4inch lengths of gold color 1.5mm ball chain
STEP 3
Using a pir of chain-nose pliers, gently close a gold-plated side clamp bead tip over the first bead on one 1-inch length of silver color 1.5mm ball chain. Repeat to attach a gold-plated side clamp bead tip over the first bead on each of the fourteen 1.5mm ball chains from Step 2.
STEP 4
Open the loop on a 12x7mm faceted teardrop green teardrop bead drop. Pass it through the inside loop of the gold-plated teardrop hoop. Close the loop.
STEP 5
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the jumpring through the loop on the earstud. Close the jumpring.
STEP 6
String onto the wire on the gold-plated teardrop hoop the following components using one gold-plated 4mm round bead in between each beading link:
  • One gold-plated 4mm round bead
  • One 4mm faceted round red glass beading link
  • One 4mm faceted round clear glass beading link
  • Three 4mm faceted round emerald green glass beading links
  • One 4mm faceted round clear glass beading link
  • One 4mm faceted round red glass beading link
  • One gold-plated 4mm round bead
STEP 7
Place the end of the wire through the hole on the opposite side of the hoop to secure the wire in place. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the hole (optional).
STEP 8
Open the opposite loop on the first 4mm faceted round red glass beading link. Pass the loop on the bead tip attached to the 1-inch length of silver color 1.5mm ball chain to the beading link. Close the loop. Continue to attach the chains in increasing lengths to the beading links starting with the silver color, then gunmetal color, then gold color ball chain until the 1-3/4 inch length of gold color 1.5mm ball chain is attached to the middle 4mm faceted round emerald green glass beading link. Then continue attaching the chains in decreasing lengths on the second half of the hoop.

Repeat Steps 4 - 9 to create a second earring.

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