Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Resin Beads and Czech Pressed Glass Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut the following:
  • Forty-two 1-1/2 inch lengths of copper 18-gauge round aluminum wire
  • One 18-inch and three 7-inch lengths of copper 30-gauge round Zebra Wire™
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of a 1-1/2 inch length of copper 18-gauge round aluminum wire. String one 8mm round mosaic jasper bead onto the wire. Finish the wire with a simple loop creating an 8mm round mosaic jasper beading link. Repeat to create sixteen 8mm round mosaic jasper beading links.

Repeat to create the following:
  • Four 10mm round mosaic jasper beading links
  • Nine 12mm round mosaic jasper beading links
  • One 18x13mm flat oval mosaic jasper beading link
  • Twelve 13.5x5.5mm spiral opaque red glass beading links
STEP 3
String one 8mm mosaic jasper bead onto a 2-inch copper headpin with ball tip. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the ball headpin to create an 8mm mosaic jasper wrapped bead drop.
STEP 4
String onto the 18-inch length of copper wire sixteen 15.5x5mm dagger opaque red glass beads leaving 1-inch of wire at the end. Bring the end of the wire back around to the first bead and wrap the wire around the tail of the wire to secure the beads in a loop. Pass the end of the wire through the hole on a 12mm round mosaic jasper bead. Position the bead in the center of the dagger opaque red glass bead loop and pass the wire over the wire between the dagger beads on the opposite side of the loop.

String onto the wire thirteen Swarovski 4mm bicone mint alabaster crystal beads. Form a loop around the 12mm round mosaic jasper bead and run the wire down between the red dagger beads to secure the loop. Weave the wire between the 4mm bicone crystals and the red dagger beads underneath and around the length of the loop to secure the crystal loop in place.
STEP 5
Place a small amount of E-6000® Jewelry and Craft Adhesive on the back of the red dagger loop and one side of a 15mm flat round dark red shell. Press the shell onto the back of the red dagger loop.
STEP 6
Fold one piece of 7-inch copper 30-gauge round wire onto itself. Pass the wire over the wire on the flower between the 4mm bicone mint alabaster crystals at the 12 o'clock position. Finish the wire with a wrapped loop. Repeat to attach a wrapped loop at the 4 o'clock and 6 o'clock positions.
STEP 7
Using a steel hole punch, punch a hole to the right and left of the star on the ring of an antiqued copper toggle ring clasp.
STEP 8
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on an 8mm mosaic jasper wrapped bead drop and two 5mm jumprings. Close the jumpring. Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it though the previous two 5mm jumprings and two more 5mm jumprings. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach fifteen sets of one 6mm jumpring and two 5mm jumprings.
STEP 9
Continue to attach the components in the following order:
  • One 8mm round mosaic jasper beading link
  • Six 13.5x5.5mm spiral opaque red glass beading links
  • Two 5mm jumprings (double jumpring)
  • Flower focal piece (loop at 12 o'clock)
  • Two 5mm jumprings (double jumpring)
  • Flower focal piece (loop at 6 o'clock)
  • Two 10mm round mosaic jasper beading links
  • Nine 12mm round mosaic jasper beading links
  • Two 10mm round mosaic jasper beading links
  • One 6mm jumpring
  • Antiqued copper toggle ring clasp (hole to the left of the star)
  • Two 5mm jumprings (double jumpring) attached to the top loop on the toggle ring clasp
  • One 18x13mm flat oval mosaic jasper beading link
  • Two 5mm jumprings (double jumpring)
  • Six 13.5x5.5mm spiral opaque red glass beading links
  • One 8mm round mosaic jasper beading link
  • Nine sets of two 5mm jumprings and one 6mm jumpring
STEP 10
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the lobster claw clasp and the last 6mm jumping. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 5mm jumpring next to the first to create a double jumpring.
STEP 11
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop at 4 o'clock on the flower focal piece. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 5mm jumpring next to the first to create a double jumpring. Continue to attach fourteen 8mm round mosaic jasper beading links.

Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through the last 8mm round mosaic jasper beading link and the hole on the right of the star on the antiqued copper toggle ring clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one 10mm mosaic jasper bead, one copper 4x1.25 rondelle bead and one Swarovski 4mm bicone mint alabaster crystal bead onto a ball headpin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the ball headpin to create an 8mm mosaic jasper wrapped bead drop. Repeat to create a second 8mm round masaic jasper wrapped bead drop.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open the loop on an earwire. Pass it through the loop on a 10mm mosaic jasper wrapped bead drop. Close the loop.

Repeat Step 2 to create the second earring.

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