Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Antiqued Gold-Plated Pewter Drops and Focals, Czech Fire-Polished Glass Beads, Celestial Crystal® Beads and Gold-Plated Chain

Necklace

STEP 1
Using scissors cut a Christmas design out of paper to fit into the 46x46mm diamond bezel. Set the paper cut-out inside the 46x46mm diamond bezel. Mix the ICE Resin® per the manufacturer's instructions. Carefully pour the resin into the bezel, trying not to disturb the parts you assembled. Pour until almost full. Let the resin settle and see if you are happy with the height of the resin. If you overfill, the resin will spill over the edge, so be careful.

Tip: If you want a domed surface pour the resin until the bezel is almost full then let it set for 5+ hours. Mix and pour a second layer. This layer will not only create a domed look to the finished design but also offer a magnified view.

Check the resin for bubbles. Place a task light close to the bezel to help bring any bubbles to the surface. If any appear, use a toothpick to pop them as they reach the surface. Let the bezel sit undisturbed overnight.

Repeat to create a total of eleven Christmas resin-filled bezel drops, using a variety of Christmas-themed paper cut-outs and one 39x39mm diamond bezel, one 24x18mm rectangle bezel, one 26x19mm oval bezel, one 28mm round bezel, one 30x30mm diamond bezel, one 34.5mm round bezel, one 40.5x30mm oval bezel, one 22mm round bezel, one 35x22mm rectangle bezel and one 34x25mm oval bezel.
STEP 2
String one gold-plated bead cap, one 10mm faceted round light red bead and one gold-plated bead cap 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 10mm faceted round light red bead drop. Repeat to create a total of three 10mm faceted round light red bead drops.

Repeat to create the following bead drops:
  • Three 8mm faceted round light red bead drops using one gold-plated bead cap, one 8mm faceted round light red bead, one gold-plated bead cap and one 1-inch headpin
  • Three 6mm faceted round light red bead drops using one gold-plated bead cap, one 6mm faceted round light red bead, one gold-plated bead cap and one 1-inch headpin
  • Three 6mm faceted round emerald bead drops using one gold-plated bead cap, one 6mm faceted round emerald bead, one gold-plated bead cap and one 1-inch headpin
  • Three 8mm faceted round emerald bead drops using one gold-plated bead cap, one 8mm faceted round emerald bead, one gold-plated bead cap and one 1-inch headpin
  • Three 12x7mm faceted teardrop emerald bead drops using one gold-plated bead cap, one 12x7mm faceted teardrop emerald bead, one gold-plated bead cap and one 1-inch headpin
STEP 3
Using flush-cutters, cut the following lengths of chain:
  • One 18-inch length of gold-plated 7x5mm twisted cable chain
  • One 3/4-inch length
  • One 7/8-inch length
  • Five 1-1/4 inch lengths
  • One 1-7/8 inch length
  • Three 2-1/8 inch lengths
  • One 2-1/4 inch length
  • One 2-1/2 inch length
  • One 2-5/8 inch length
  • One 3-inch length
  • Two 3-1/8 inch lengths
  • One 3-1/4 inch length of gold-plated 3.2mm curb chain
STEP 4
Using one 5mm jumpring attach each of the following bead drops to the corresponding chain segments:
  • Attach one 8mm faceted round light red bead drop to the last link on a 2-1/8 inch length curb chain
  • Attach one gold-plated 13x11mm star drop to the last link on a 1-1/4 inch length curb chain
  • Attach one gold-plated 40.5x30mm oval Christmas drop to the last link on a 1-1/4 inch length curb chain
  • Attach one 10mm faceted round light red bead drop to the last link on a 1-7/8 inch length curb chain
  • Attach one 12x7mm faceted teardrop emerald bead drop to the last link on a 2-5/8 inch length curb chain
  • Attach one gold-plated 22mm round Christmas drop to the last link on a 3/4 inch length curb chain
  • Attach one gold-plated 13x11mm star drop to the last link on a 2-1/8 inch length curb chain
  • Attach one 10mm faceted round light red bead drop to the last link on a 2-5/8 inch length curb chain
  • Attach one gold-plated 13x11mm star drop to the last link on a 3-inch length curb chain
  • Attach one gold-plated 46x46mm diamond Christmas drop to the last link on a 3/4 inch length curb chain
  • Attach one 8mm faceted round emerald bead drop to the last link on a 2-1/2 inch length curb chain
  • Attach one 6mm faceted round emerald bead drop to the last link on a 1-1/4 inch length curb chain
  • Attach one 10mm faceted round light red bead drop to the last link on a 3-1/8 inch length curb chain
  • Attach one gold-plated 35x22mm rectangle Christmas drop to the last link on a 1-1/4 inch length curb chain
  • Attach one 6mm faceted round light red bead drop to the last link on a 7/8 inch length curb chain
STEP 5
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the toggle bar portion of the clasp and the first link of the 18-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the toggle ring portion of the clasp to last link of the 18-inch length of chain.
STEP 6
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the 26th link on the chain and a gold-plated 13x11mm star drop. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a gold-plated 13x11mm star drop to the 43rd and the 62nd link on the chain.
STEP 7
Repeat to attach the following components to the 18-inch chain links using a 5mm jumpring:
  • One 12x7mm faceted teardrop emerald bead drop to the 27th and 54th link on the chain
  • One 6mm faceted round emerald bead drop to the 33rd and 48th link on the chain
  • One 8mm faceted round light red bead drop to the 39th link on the chain
  • One 6mm faceted round light red bead drop to the 60th link on the chain
  • One gold-plated 39x39mm diamond Christmas drop to the 29th link on the chain
  • One gold-plated 24x18mm rectangle Christmas drop to the 35th link on the chain
  • One gold-plated 26x19mm oval Christmas drop to the 41st link on the chain
  • One gold-plated 28mm round Christmas drop to the 46th link on the chain
  • One gold-plated 30x30mm diamond Christmas drop to the 52nd link on the chain
  • One gold-plated 34.5mm round Christmas drop to the 58nd link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 2-1/8 inch length curb chain with 8mm faceted round light red bead drop to the 27th link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 1-1/4 inch length curb chain with gold-plated 13x11mm star drop to the 30th link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 1-1/4 inch length curb chain with gold-plated 40.5x30mm oval Christmas drop to the 32nd link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 1-7/8 inch length curb chain with10mm faceted round light red bead drop to the 36th link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 2-5/8 inch length curb chain with12x7mm faceted teardrop emerald bead drop to the 37th link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 3/4 inch length curb chain with gold-plated 22mm round Christmas drop to the 38th link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 2-1/8 inch length curb chain with gold-plated 13x11mm star drop to the 39th link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 2-5/8 inch length curb chain with10mm faceted round light red bead drop to the 40th link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 3-inch length curb chain with gold-plated 13x11mm star drop to the 42nd link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 3/4 inch length curb chain with gold-plated 46x46mm diamond Christmas drop to the 43rd link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 2-1/2 inch length curb chain with 8mm faceted round emerald bead drop to the 45th link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 1-1/4 inch length curb chain with 6mm faceted round emerald bead drop to the 46th link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 3-1/8 inch length curb chain with10mm faceted round light red bead drop to the 47th link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 1-1/4 inch length curb chain with gold-plated 35x22mm rectangle Christmas drop to the 49th link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 7/8 inch length curb chain with 6mm faceted round light red bead drop to the 50th link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 3-1/4 inch length curb chain with 8mm faceted round light red bead drop to the 51th link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 2-inch length curb chain with gold-plated 13x11mm star drop to the 53rd link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 3-1/4 inch length curb chain with 8mm faceted round emerald bead drop to the 54th link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 7/8 inch length curb chain with gold-plated 34x25mm oval Christmas drop to the 55th link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 1-1/4 inch length curb chain with 6mm faceted round light red bead drop to the 57th link on the chain
  • One 5mm jumpring and one 2-1/4 inch length curb chain with 8mm faceted round emerald bead drop to the 61st link on the chain

Earrings

STEP 1
String one gold-plated bead cap, one 10mm faceted round light red bead and gold-plated bead cap 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 10mm faceted round light red drop. Repeat to create a total of two 10mm faceted round light red bead drops.

Repeat to create the following:
  • Two 8mm faceted round emerald bead drops using one gold-plated bead cap, one 8mm faceted round emerald bead and gold-plated bead cap and one 1-inch headpin
STEP 2
Using flush-cutters, cut two 3/4 inch lengths, two 1-inch lengths and two 1-1/4 inch lengths of gold-plated 3.2mm curb chain.
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the kidney earwire and the first link on one 3/4 inch length of chain, one 1-inch length of chain and one 1-1/4 inch length of chain. Close the jumpring.
STEP 4
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the last link on the 1-1/4 inch length chain and a gold-plated 13x11mm star drop. Close the jumpring.
STEP 5
Open the loop on a 10mm faceted round light red drop. Pass the loop through the last link on the 3/4 inch length chain. Close the loop. Repeat to attach an 8mm faceted round emerald bead drop to the last link on the 1-inch length of chain.
STEP 6
Repeat Steps 3 - 5 to create the second earring.

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