Collar-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal, Gunmetal-Finished Brass and Glass Rhinestone Beads and Seed Beads


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This jewelry set is daringly dramatic and surprisingly sparkly, sending out a sophisticated and on-trend vibe. The angular Swarovski crystal ellipse pendants offer a high-end, modernistic appeal to the overall design. The perfect style for New Year's Eve parties and any special occasion, this week's featured project is ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut one 28-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String onto one end of the beading wire one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and the loop on one portion of one silver-finished oval bullet clasp. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead and pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the loop of the clasp leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using crimping pliers crimp the crimp bead and using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end. Place one silver-plated 4mm crimp cover over the crimp bead. Using bent-nose pliers, gently close the crimp cover.
STEP 3
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Six Swarovski jet 2.5mm bicones
  • One Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicone
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated jet 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicone
  • Three silver-lined clear #11 seed beads
  • One Swarovski jet 7x4mm briolette drop
  • Three silver-lined clear #11 seed beads
Pass the beading wire back through the Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicone, Swarovski and silver-plated brass 4x2mm rondelle and the Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicone and string three Swarovski jet 2.5mm bicones.
STEP 4
Continue to string the following:
  • One Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicone
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated jet 4x2mm rondelle
  • One gunmetal-finished and rhinestone clear 8mm round
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated jet 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicone
  • Three Swarovski jet 2.5mm bicones
  • One Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicone
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated jet 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicone
  • Three silver-lined clear #11 seed beads
  • One Swarovski jet 7x4mm briolette drop
  • Three silver-lined clear #11 seed beads
Pass the beading wire back through the Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicone, Swarovski and silver-plated 4x2mm rondelle and the Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicone and string three Swarovski jet 2.5mm bicones.
STEP 5
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 4 a total of three times.
STEP 6
Continue to string the following:
  • One Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicone
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated jet 4x2mm rondelle
  • One gunmetal-finished and rhinestone clear 8mm round
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated jet 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicone
  • Three Swarovski jet 2.5mm bicones
STEP 7
Continue to string the following:
  • One Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicone
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated jet 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicone
  • Three Swarovski jet 2.5mm bicones
  • One Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicone
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated jet 4x2mm rondelle
  • One gunmetal-finished and rhinestone clear 8mm round
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated jet 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicone
  • Nine silver-lined clear #11 seed beads
  • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 48mm ellipse focal
  • Nine silver-lined clear #11 seed beads

Pass the beading wire back through the following:
  • Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicone
  • Swarovski and silver-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One gunmetal-finished and rhinestone clear 8mm round
  • Swarovski and silver-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicone
STEP 8
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 7 a total of three times.
STEP 9
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 7 one more time using a Swarovski crystal AB 48mm ellipse focal.
STEP 10
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 7 three more times using Swarovski crystal golden shadow 48mm ellipse focals.
STEP 11
Repeat Steps 3 - 6 in the opposite direction to string the second half of the necklace.
STEP 12
Repeat Step 2 to attach the loop on the second portion of the silver-finished oval bullet clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut two 3-inch lengths of beading wire.
STEP 2
String the following onto one 3-inch length of beading wire:
  • One gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead
  • Two Swarovski jet 2.5mm bicones
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated jet 4x2mm rondelle
  • One gunmetal-finished and rhinestone clear 8mm round
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated jet 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski jet 2.5mm bicones
  • Thirteen silver-lined clear #11 seed beads
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 32mm ellipse focal
Pass the beading wire back through the Swarovski jet 2.5mm bicone, Swarovski and silver-plated brass 4x2mm rondelle, rhinestone clear 8mm round, Swarovski and silver-plated brass 4x2mm rondelle, two Swarovski jet 2.5mm bicones and a gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead.
STEP 3
String onto the other end of the beading wire the loop on one silver-plated 18mm kidney earwire. Pass the beading wire back through the gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead.
STEP 4
Using crimping pliers crimp the crimp bead and using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from each end. Place one silver-plated 4mm crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close the crimp cover.
STEP 5
Repeat Steps 2 - 4 to create a second earring.

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