Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Acrylic Beads and Swarovski Crystal

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Necklace

STEP 1
String the following onto one gold-plated 4-inch headpin:
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm bead cap (open end facing away from the head of the headpin)
  • One acrylic red 29x16mm flat oval
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm bead cap (open end facing the acrylic bead)
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski mauve 4mm pearl
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating an acrylic drop.
STEP 2
Using bent-nose pliers gently form the bead cap around the sides of the flat oval.
STEP 3
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to create a second acrylic drop.
STEP 4
Open one 4mm jumpring and pass it through the loop on the ring portion of the toggle clasp. Close the jumpring. Repeat to add a second jumpring for double jumprings.

Repeat to add double jumprings to the loop on the bar portion of the toggle clasp.
STEP 5
Using flush-cutters, cut two 16-inch length of beading wire.
STEP 6
String one 16-inch length of beading wire one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and the wrapped loop from one acrylic drop. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the loop leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite®) inside the crimp (optional).

Using crimping pliers crimp the crimp bead. Using flush-cutters trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Place one gold-plated 3mm crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 7
String onto the beading wire eight Swarovski ruby 4mm bicones.
STEP 8
Continue to string the following:
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski mauve 4mm pearl
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm bead cap (open end facing away from the rondelle)
  • One Swarovski crystal purple haze 6mm bicone
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm bead cap (open end facing the bicone)
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski mauve 4mm pearl
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski ruby 4mm bicone
  • Three gold-plated 4x2mm smooth heishi
STEP 9
Continue to string five Swarovski ruby 4mm bicones and seven Czech glass pearl white #11 seed beads. Place a Bead Stopper™ on the end of the beading wire.
STEP 10
Repeat Step 4 to begin stringing the second strand of beading wire.
STEP 11
String onto the second strand thirteen Swarovski ruby 4mm bicones.
STEP 12
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 6 one time.
STEP 13
Continue to string three Swarovski ruby 4mm bicones and five Czech glass pearl white #11 seed beads.
STEP 14
Remove the Bead Stopper from the first strand and string onto both strands of beading wire one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead. Crimp the crimp bead.
STEP 15
Continue to string the following onto both strands of beading wire:
  • One gold-plated 11x6mm bead cap (open end facing seed beads)
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One acrylic red 29x16mm flat oval
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski Aurum 2X 4mm bicone
STEP 16
Place a Bead Stopper on second strand of beading wire.
STEP 17
String the following onto the first strand:
  • Twelve Czech glass pearl white #11 seed beads
  • Fifty-two Swarovski ruby 4mm bicones
  • One gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-Guard™ wire protector
  • Double jumprings on the bar portion of the toggle clasp
STEP 18
Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guard leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) inside the crimp (optional).

Using crimping pliers crimp the crimp bead. Using flush-cutters trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Place one gold-plated 3mm crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 19
Remove the Bead Stopper from the second strand and string twelve Czech glass pearl white #11 seed beads and one Swarovski ruby 4mm bicone.

Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 6 one time.
STEP 20
Continue to string the following:
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm bead cap (open end facing away from the heishis)
  • One acrylic red 29x16mm flat oval
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm bead cap (open end facing the acrylic bead)
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 6 in the opposite direction.
STEP 21
Continue to string the following:
  • Twenty-eight Swarovski ruby 4mm bicones
  • One gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-Guard wire protector
  • Double jumprings on the ring portion of the toggle clasp
Repeat Step 16 to secure the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one gold-plated 4-inch headpin:
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm bead cap (open end facing away from head of the headpin)
  • One acrylic red 29x16mm flat oval
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm bead cap (open end facing the acrylic bead)
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski mauve 4mm pearl
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating an acrylic drop.
STEP 2
Using bent-nose pliers gently form the bead cap around the sides of the flat oval.
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers open the loop on one gold-plated fishhook earwire. Pass the loop through the wrapped loop on the acrylic drop. Close the earwire loop.
STEP 4
Repeat Steps 1 - 3 to create a second earring.

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