Multi-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal Beads and Links, Antiqued Vermeil Beads and 14Kt Gold-Filled Chain

Necklace

STEP 1
String one gold-filled 3mm round bead onto a 1-inch eyepin. 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 gold-filled 3mm round beading link. Repeat to create a total of fifty-nine gold-filled 3mm round beading links.

Repeat Step 1 to create one Swarovski 3mm bicone amethyst crystal beading link using one Swarovski 3mm bicone amethyst crystal and one 1-inch eyepin.

Repeat Step 1 to create one gold-filled 3mm round bead drop using one gold-filled 3mm round bead and one 1-inch headpin.

Repeat Step 1 to create one gold-filled cone and amethyst crystal bead drop using one Swarovski 8mm round amethyst crystal, one gold-filled 24x9mm cone bead and one 2-inch headpin.
STEP 2
Using a pair of flush-cutters cut twelve 1-1/2 inch lengths, ten 1-3/4 inch lengths, two 1-inch lengths, two 4-inch lengths and two 9-1/4 inch lengths of gold-filled 1.4mm cable chain.

First Strand

STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4x3mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the first loop on the slide insert portion of the clasp and the first loop on a gold-filled 3mm round beading link. Close the jumpring.
STEP 4
Continue connecting components in the following order using a 4x3mm oval jumpring between each of the beading links:
  • One 4-inch length of chain
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • Two Swarovski 4mm amethyst beading links
  • Twelve Swarovski 6.25mm amethyst beading links
  • Two Swarovski 4mm amethyst beading links
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One 4-inch length of chain
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
STEP 5
Open a 4x3mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the first loop on the second portion of the clasp, and the opposite loop on the last gold-filled 3mm round beading link. Close the jumpring.

Second Strand

STEP 6
Open a 4x3mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the second loop on the slide insert portion of the clasp and the first loop on a gold-filled 3mm round beading link. Close the jumpring.
STEP 7
Continue connecting components in the following order:
  • One 9-1/4 inch length of chain (string onto the chain one 8mm crystal rondelle)
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One 9-1/4 inch length of chain (attach to the top loop on the previous gold-filled 3mm round beading link)
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
STEP 8
Open a 4x3mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the second loop on the second portion of the clasp, and the opposite loop on the last gold-filled 3mm round beading link. Close the jumpring.
STEP 9
Connect the following components to the first loop on the top loop on the gold-filled 3mm round beading link between the chains from Step 7:
  • One 4x3mm oval jumpring
  • One Swarovski 3mm bicone amethyst crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 4mm crystal beading link
  • One gold-filled 3mm round bead drop
STEP 10
Open the loop on a gold-filled cone and amethyst crystal bead drop. Pass the loop through the bottom loop on the gold-filled 3mm round beading link between the chains from Step 7. Close the loop.

Third Strand

STEP 11
Open a 4x3mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the third loop on the slide insert portion of the clasp and the first loop on a gold-filled 3mm round beading link. Close the jumpring.
STEP 12
Continue connecting components in the following order using a 4x3mm oval jumpring between each of the beading links:
  • One 1-1/2 inch length of chain
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One Swarovski 4mm crystal beading link
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One 1-1/2 inch length of chain
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One Swarovski 4mm amethyst beading link
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One 1-1/2 inch length of chain
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One Swarovski 4mm crystal beading link
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One 1-1/2 inch length of chain
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One Swarovski 4mm amethyst beading link
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One 1-1/2 inch length of chain
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One Swarovski 4mm crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 4mm amethyst beading link
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One 1-1/2 inch length of chain
STEP 13
Continue connecting components in the following order using a 4x3mm oval jumpring between each of the beading links
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • Three Swarovski 4mm amethyst beading links
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
STEP 14
Repeat Step 12 backwards, to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 15
Open a 4x3mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the last loop on the second portion of the clasp, and the opposite loop on the last gold-filled 3mm round beading link. Close the jumpring.

Fourth Strand

STEP 16
Open the loop on a gold-filled 3mm round beading link. Pass it through the bottom loop on the gold-filled 3mm round beading link from Step 11. Close the loop.
STEP 17
Continue connecting components in the following order using a 4x3mm oval jumpring between each of the beading links:
  • One 1-inch length of chain
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One Swarovski 4mm amethyst beading link
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One 1-3/4 inch length of chain
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One Swarovski 4mm amethyst beading link
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One 1-3/4 inch length of chain
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One Swarovski 6.25mm amethyst beading link
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One 1-3/4 inch length of chain
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One Swarovski 6.25mm amethyst beading link
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One 1-3/4 inch length of chain
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One Swarovski 4mm crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 6.25mm amethyst beading link
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One 1-3/4 inch length of chain
STEP 18
Continue connecting components in the following order using a 4x3mm oval jumpring between each of the beading links
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
  • One Swarovski 6.25mm amethyst beading link
  • One gold-filled 3mm round beading link
STEP 19
Repeat Step 17 backwards, to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 20
Open the opposite loop on the last gold-filled 3mm round beading link from Step 19. Pass it through the bottom loop on the gold-filled 3mm round beading link from Step 11 on the opposite side of the necklace. Close the jumpring.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one gold-filled 3mm round bead onto a 1-inch eyepin. 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 gold-filled 3mm round beading link. Repeat to create a total of two gold-filled 3mm round beading links.

Repeat Step 1 to create a total of two Swarovski 3mm bicone amethyst crystal beading links using one Swarovski 3mm bicone amethyst crystal and one 1-inch eyepin.

Repeat Step 1 to create a total of two gold-filled cone and amethyst crystal bead drops using one Swarovski 4mm round amethyst crystal, one gold-filled 14x5mm cone bead and one 2-inch headpin.
STEP 2
Using a pair of flush-cutters cut two 3/4 inch lengths of gold-filled 1mm rolo chain.
STEP 3
Using one pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open the loop on an earwire. Pass it through the first loop on a Swarovski 3mm bicone amethyst crystal beading link. Close the loop.

Open the opposite loop on the Swarovski 3mm bicone amethyst crystal beading link. Pass it through the first link on a 3/4 inch length of chain. Close the loop.

Open the loop on a gold-filled 3mm round beading link. Pass it through the last link on a 3/4 inch length of chain. Close the loop.

Open the opposite loop on the gold-filled 3mm round beading link. Pass it through the loop on a gold-filled cone and amethyst crystal bead drop. Close the loop.
STEP 4
Repeat Step 3 to create the second earring.

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