Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal, White Lotus™ Cultured Freshwater Pearls and Gold-Finished Brass Drops

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut one 4-inch length, one 2-1/2 inch length and one 1-1/2 inch length of gold-finished Figaro chain.
STEP 2
Using flush-cutters, cut the eye off of a gold-plated eyepin. Using round-nose pliers create the loop on one end of the wire leaving the excess wire. Attach the wire loop to the loop on a lobster claw clasp. Finish the end with a wrapped loop using round-nose pliers. String onto the straight end of the wire: one Swarovski crystal aurum 2X 8mm bicone and one gold-plated and Swarovski 6x3.5mm crystal AB rondelle. Form the loop on the end of the wire above the rondelle leaving the excess wire. Pass the loop through a link 1-1/2 inches from the end of the 4-inch length of chain. Finish the wire with a wrapped loop.
STEP 3
String one gold-plated 8mm filigree round bead, one gold-plated and Swarovski 6x3.5mm crystal AB rondelle and one 8.5mm White Lotus™ pearl onto an eyepin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a loop leaving the excess wire. Pass the loop through a link 1/4 inch from the end of the 2-1/2 inch length of chain. Finish the wire with a wrapped loop. Repeat to attach a pearl and crystal wrapped bead drop to the link 1-1/4 inch from the end of the 2-1/2 inch length of chain and to the link 3/4 inch from the end of the 1-1/2 inch length of chain.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers, open an 8x6mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the bottom of the wrapped bead drop 2 inches from the end of the chain, a gold-finished leaf drop and a gold-plated and Swarovski 17x15mm filigree oval drop. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a gold-finished leaf drop and a gold-plated and Swarovski 17x15mm filigree oval drop to the last link of each of the lengths of chain.

Open the loop on the beading link attach to the center of the 1-1/2 inch length of chain. Attach two gold-plated and Swarovski 17x15mm filigree oval drops (placed back to back with the crystals facing to the outside). Close the loop.
STEP 5
Using flush-cutters, cut a 40-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire a crimp tube. Pass the wire through the loop on the ring portion of toggle clasp and back through the crimp tube leaving one end of the wire approximately one inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the loop on the clasp. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.

Place a gold-plated stardust crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.
STEP 6
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Twelve #11 metallic gold seed beads
  • One Swarovski crystal aurum 2X 8mm bicone
  • One gold-plated 10mm stardust round bead
  • One Swarovski crystal aurum 2X 8mm bicone
  • Twelve #11 metallic gold seed beads
  • One gold-plated 8mm filigree round bead
  • One gold-plated and Swarovski 6x3.5mm crystal AB rondelle
  • Three 8.5mm White Lotus pearls
  • One gold-plated and Swarovski 6x3.5mm crystal AB rondelle
  • One gold-plated 8mm filigree round bead
Repeat ten times for a total of eleven sets.
STEP 7
Continue to string onto the beading wire the following:
  • Twelve #11 metallic gold seed beads
  • One Swarovski crystal aurum 2X 8mm bicone
  • One gold-plated 10mm stardust round bead
  • One Swarovski crystal aurum 2X 8mm bicone
  • Twelve #11 metallic gold seed beads
STEP 8
Place one crimp tube onto the beading wire after the last seed bead. Pass the beading wire through the loop on the bar portion of the toggle clasp and back through the crimp, then pull the wire snuggly so the crimp is closer to the clasp. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the first part of the necklace. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim excess wire from the end.

Place a gold-plated stardust crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.
STEP 9
Open the lobster claw clasp attached to the focal piece. Hook it onto the ring portion of the toggle clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1

Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers, open the loop on an earwire. Pass it through the loop on a gold-plated and Swarovski 17x15mm filigree oval drop (crystals facing outward) and one gold-finished leaf drop. Close the loop.

Repeat to create the second earring.

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