Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Porcelain Focal and Swarovski Crystal

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Fresh, fun and right on the style-mark with its vintage-looking porcelain carnation pendant and highly in-demand Swarovski crystal curve pearls, this jewelry set looks straight out of an Anthropologie catalog or trendy boutique. Right in time for Mother's Day, this project allows jewelry-makers to gift the traditional flower of Mother's Day in a form that ...

Necklace

First Strand

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut the following:
  • One 19-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire
  • One 22-inch length of beading wire
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open four 4mm silver-plated jumprings.

Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loop on one ring from one silver-finished 2-strand filigree oval clasp. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach one 4mm jumpring to each ring on the filigree oval clasp.
STEP 3
String onto the 19-inch length of beading wire one sterling silver 2x2mm crimp bead and the silver-plated 4mm jumpring at the top of one half of the clasp. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire to create a small loop around the jumpring 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 silver-plated 4mm crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 4
String the following onto the 19-inch length of beading wire:
  • Three Swarovski creamrose light 4mm pearls
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One silver-plated 8x4mm fancy bead cap (open end facing away from rondelle)
  • One Swarovski white 8mm pearl
  • One silver-plated 8x4mm fancy bead cap (open end facing pearl)
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • Three Swarovski creamrose light 4mm pearls
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski Rosaline 9x8mm curved pearl
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
Repeat this stringing sequence for a total of eight sets.
STEP 5
Continue to string the following:
  • Three Swarovski creamrose light 4mm pearls
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One silver-plated 8x4mm fancy bead cap (open end facing away from rondelle)
  • One Swarovski white 8mm pearl
  • One silver-plated 8x4mm fancy bead cap (open end facing pearl)
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • Three Swarovski creamrose light 4mm pearls
STEP 6
Repeat Step 3 to secure the first strand to the top jumpring on the opposite half of the clasp.

Second Strand

STEP 7
Repeat Step 3 using the 22-inch length of beading wire and the bottom ring on one half of the clasp.
STEP 8
String the following onto the 22-inch length of beading wire:
  • Three Swarovski creamrose light 4mm pearls
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski Rosaline 9x8mm curved pearl
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
Repeat this stringing sequence for a total of twenty sets.
STEP 9
Continue to string three Swarovski creamrose light 4mm pearls.
STEP 10
Repeat Step 3 to secure the second strand to the bottom ring on the opposite half of the clasp.
STEP 11

Open one sterling silver 10x8mm bead hanger. Pass the bead hanger through the loop on one porcelain carnation focal and the center of the 22-inch strand. Close the bead hanger.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one silver-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One silver-plated 8x4mm fancy bead cap (open end facing away from the end of the headpin)
  • One Swarovski white 8mm pearl
  • One silver-plated 8x4mm fancy bead cap (open end facing pearl)
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski Rosaline 9x8mm curved pearl
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski creamrose light 4mm pearls
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 a Swarovski pearl drop.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open the loop on one silver-plated earclip. Pass the loop through the wrapped loop on the Swarovski pearl drop. Close the loop.
STEP 3
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to create a second earring.

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