Multi-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Silver-Plated Beads and Chain, Czech Glass Druk Beads, Seed Beads and Hemp Cord

Necklace

STEP 1
Using scissors, cut two 34-inch lengths each of 1mm dusty rose hemp cord and 1mm blue hemp cord.
STEP 2
Using flush-cutters cut the following lengths of 2.2mm silver-finished cable chain:
  • One 34-inch length
  • Two 3-inch lengths
  • Five 4-1/4 inch lengths
STEP 3
Arrange one end of the following into one 6.5x4.5mm silver-plated brass cord end.
  • One 1mm dusty rose hemp cord
  • One 1mm blue hemp cord
  • One 34-inch length of 2.2mm silver-finished cable chain
  • One 1mm dusty rose hemp cord
  • One 1mm blue hemp cord
Use care to align all the ends so the hemp cord and chain lay flat inside the cord end with the chain in the center. Add some glue to secure then crimp the cord end closed with flat-nose pliers.

Repeat to secure the opposite ends to a second cord end. Set aside and allow adhesive to dry.

Create Tassel

STEP 4
Using scissors cut eleven 10-inch lengths of Nymo® size B royal blue thread. String a beading needle onto one 10-inch length of thread.
STEP 5
String onto the thread one silver-lined light purple #11 seed bead. Tie an overhand knot at the end of the thread. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite®) on the knot (optional).
STEP 6
String onto the thread the following components:
  • One 4mm round mauve druk bead
  • Three 3mm corrugated round silver-plated beads
Continue to string onto the thread the following:
  • Seventy-seven Delica #11 seed beads in random order of the following colors:
    • Silver-lined lavender
    • Silver-lined purple
    • Galvanized turquoise blue
    • Color-lined mix purple/bronze
    • Opaque rainbow lavender cream
    • Color-lined rainbow dark blue
Pass the thread back up through the seventy-seven seed beads. Use a bead stopper to hold the beads on the strand.

Repeat to create a total of six beaded strands.

Repeat to create five additional beaded strands adding the first link on one 4-1/4 inch length of chain after the last bead on each of the five strands.
STEP 7
Match the top of thread on the eleven beaded strands. Using all eleven strands, tie an overhand knot at the top to knot the strands together forming a tassel. Place a small amount of adhesive on the knot.
STEP 8
Using chain-nose pliers wrap the end of the 4-inch length of 20 gauge wire around the base of the knot. Continue to wrap the wire around the knot to hold it securely in place.
STEP 9
String onto the straight end of the wire two 15x10mm silver-plated leaf bead caps and form them to cover the wrapped end of the tassel.
STEP 10
Form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire.
STEP 11
String one 12mm silver-plated filigree dome bead cap, one 20mm round brushed silver-plated copper bead and a second 12mm silver-plated filigree dome bead cap onto one 3-inch silver-plated eyepin. Using round-nose pliers form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a beading link.

Repeat to create a second beading link using one 10mm round mauve druk bead and one 1-inch silver-plated eyepin.
STEP 12
Open one 4mm round silver-plated jumpring and pass it through the loop on one of the cord ends and the loop on the toggle ring portion of the clasp. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach the opposite cord end to the toggle bar portion of the clasp.
STEP 13
Open one 5mm round silver-plated jumpring and pass it over the center of the hemp cords and chain and through one loop on the 20mm round brushed silver beading link. Close the jumpring.
STEP 14
Open one loop on the 10mm round mauve beading link and pass it through the opposite loop on the 20mm round silver-plated copper beading link. Close the loop.
STEP 15
Pass one 4-1/2 inch length of chain through the center of one 50mm silver-plated corrugated rondelle bead.
STEP 16
Open one 4mm round silver-plated jumpring and pass it through the first link on the chain, the opposite loop on the 10mm round mauve beading link and the last link on the chain. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a second chain to the 50mm silver-plated corrugated rondelle and the loop on the beaded tassel.

Earrings

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut the follow lengths of silver-plated chain:
  • Two 1-inch lengths
  • Two 1-3/4 inch lengths
STEP 2
String one 6mm round mauve druk bead onto one 1-inch silver-plated eyepin. Using round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a beading link. Repeat to create a total of two 6mm round mauve druk beading links

Repeat to create the following beading links:
  • Four 4mm round mauve druk beading links
  • Six 3mm round silver-plated beading links
STEP 3
Open one loop on a 6mm round mauve druk beading link and pass it through the loop on one silver-plated brass earwire. Close the loop.
STEP 4
Open the opposite loop on the 6mm round mauve druk beading link and pass it through the top loop on one 56mm silver-plated teardrop finding. Close the loop.
STEP 5
Open one 4mm silver-plated jumpring and pass it through the first link on one 1-inch length of chain and the top left interior loop on the 56mm teardrop finding. Close the loop.

Repeat to attach the last link on the chain to the top right interior loop on the 56mm teardrop finding.

Repeat to attach the first link on one 1-3/4 inch length of chain to the top left interior loop on the 56mm teardrop finding.
STEP 6
String onto the 1-3/4 inch chain one 12mm silver-plated corrugated round bead then using a 4mm silver-plated jumpring, attach the last link of the chain to the top right interior loop on the 56mm teardrop finding.
STEP 7
Create a chain of beading links and attach to the bottom interior loop on the 56mm teardrop finding using:
  • One 3mm round silver-plated beading link
  • One 4mm round mauve druk beading link
  • One 3mm round silver-plated beading link
  • One 4mm round mauve druk beading link
  • One 3mm round silver-plated beading link
Attach the opposite loop on the last beading link to the bottom right interior loop on the 56mm teardrop finding.
STEP 8
Repeat Steps 3 - 7 to create a second earring.

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