Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Dione® Large-Hole Beads, Antiqued Brass-Finished Pewter BeadAligners™ and Antiqued Brass-Finished Steel Chain


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The Dione large-hole beads featured into this week’s project will have people stopping in their tracks to admire them. The manmade opal beads resemble natural opal, which is getting a lot of attention in jewelry as major fashion jewelry designers are adopting this stone and transforming it into something new and fresh with ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut one 54-inch length of antiqued brass-finished 3x2mm flat cable chain.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers open two brass 5mm jumprings and three antiqued gold-plated 7mm jumprings.
STEP 3
String one Celestial Crystal® ivory teardrop glass pearl onto one antiqued gold-plated 3-inch headpin. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters begin forming a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire. Pass the loop through one loop on the double-loop side of one antiqued gold-finished 16x7mm rectangle end bar. Finish the wrapped loop creating a teardrop pearl drop.

Repeat to attach a second teardrop pearl drop to the second loop on the same side.
STEP 4
Double the 54-inch length of chain in half then pass one 7mm jumpring through both links of chain approximately 13.5 inches from one end of the doubled chain, and the single loop on the opposite side of the end bar.
STEP 5
String the following onto both ends of the doubled chain:
  • One Dione® opal 14x9mm rondelle
  • One Dione gold-finished and Czech crystal clear 12x5mm rondelle
  • One Dione mauve glass pearl
STEP 6
Separate the two actual ends of the chain from the folded center end of the chain.
STEP 7
String one SmartBead BPS™ 6mm round onto the two ends of the chain. Push the 6mm round down the chain to approximately 1/4 inch from the mauve pearl.

Continue to string one SmartBeads BPS 6mm round placing it approximately 1/8 inch from the previous round then string one 14Kt gold-filled 10mm twisted corrugated round.
STEP 8
String one SmartBead BPS 6mm round placing it approximately 1/2 inch from the previous round.

Continue to string the following:
  • One Mexican white opal 14x9mm rondelle
  • One Dione gold-finished and Czech crystal AB 8x3mm rondelle
  • One Dione glass cobalt 14x8 mm rondelle
  • One Dione gold-finished and Czech crystal AB 8x3mm rondelle
  • One Dione yellow glass pearl
STEP 9
String one SmartBead BPS 6mm round placing it approximately 1 inch from the previous glass pearl.

Continue to string the following:
  • One 14Kt gold-filled 10mm twisted corrugated round
  • One SmartBead BPS 6mm round
  • One blue opal 14x9mm rondelle
  • One Dione gold-finished and Czech crystal AB 8x3mm rondelle
  • One Dione glass cobalt 14x8 mm rondelle
  • One Dione gold-finished and Czech crystal AB 8x3mm rondelle
  • One Dione pink glass pearl
  • One SmartBead BPS 6mm round (approximately 1-inch from the previous pearl)
STEP 10
Pass one brass 5mm jumpring through the last link on one end of the chain and close. Repeat to attach a 5mm jumpring to the second end on the same side of the necklace.

Pass one 7mm jumpring through the loop on one antiqued gold-plated 12x7mm lobster clasp and each 5mm jumpring and close.
STEP 11
String one SmartBead BPS 6mm round onto the second half of the necklace. Push the 6mm round down the chain to approximately 1 inch from the mauve pearl.

Continue to string one SmartBead BPS 6mm round placing it approximately 1/4 inch from the previous round then string one 14Kt gold-filled 10mm twisted corrugated round.
STEP 12
Repeat Steps 8 and 9 to string the rest of the necklace.

Earrings

STEP 1
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers open six brass 5mm jumprings.

Pull the wire on one gold-plated 26mm beading hoop open.

Note: This component is not created to open so it may take some effort.
STEP 2
String the following onto the wire:
  • One TierraCast® BeadAligners™ antiqued brass-finished 7x3mm beaded rondelle
  • One Dione gold-finished and Czech crystal AB 8x3mm rondelle
  • One dark blue opal 14x9mm rondelle
  • One Dione gold-finished and Czech crystal AB 8x3mm rondelle
  • One BeadAligners antiqued brass-finished 7x3mm beaded rondelle
STEP 3
Insert the wire back into the tube at the top of the beading hoop. Using flat-nose pliers crimp the tube securing the beads.
STEP 4
Pass one 5mm jumpring through the loop on one antiqued gold-finished 8x8mm flower link bottom loop on the beading hoop and close. Repeat to attach a second jumpring creating double jumprings.
STEP 5
Pass one 5mm jumpring through the loop on one gold-plated 8x5mm fancy shell earstud and the top loop on the beading hoop and close.
STEP 6
Repeat Steps 2 - 5 to create a second earring.

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