Triple-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Antiqued Silver- and Gold-Finished "Pewter" Pendant and Swarovski Crystal

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Answering the increasing demand for personalized jewelry, this week's project delivers the ultimate in customizable design. The prayer box pendant allows customers (and yourself) to add a note, prayer, dream or special sentiment to the piece, making it a truly one-of-a-kind statement. Say thank you to Mom for Mother's Day ...

Necklace

First Strand

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut one 18-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String onto the beading wire one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and one gold-plated 6mm jumpring. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against 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 and using flush-cutters, trim the excess from the short end of the wire.
STEP 3
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Nine Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • One Swarovski crystal light grey 8mm round pearl
  • Nine Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
STEP 4
Continue to string the following:
  • One Swarovski crystal light grey 4mm round pearl
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One gold-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap (larger end facing away from rondelle)
  • One Swarovski crystal light grey 8mm round pearl
  • One gold-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap (larger end facing pearl)
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal light grey 4mm round pearl
STEP 5
Repeat the stringing sequence of Steps 3 and 4 a total of seven times.
STEP 6
Repeat the stringing sequence of Step 3 once more.
STEP 7
Repeat Step 2 to finish the strand.

Second and Third Strands

STEP 8
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers remove the jumpring and lobster claw clasp from one end of a gold-finished 1.5mm ball chain and the jumpring and extender chain from the opposite end.
STEP 9
Open one ball chain (side clamp-on double loop) bead tip. Lay the first ball link of chain in the bed of bead tip and add a dab of glue. Close the ball chain bead tip securely. Repeat to add a ball chain bead tip to the last ball link.

Repeat Steps 8 and 9 on a second gold-finished 1.5mm ball chain.
STEP 10
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open the gold-plated 6mm jumpring on one end of the beaded first strand. Pass the jumpring through both loops of the bead tips on one end of each gold-finished 1.5mm ball chain. Close the jumpring.
STEP 11
String one antiqued silver- and gold-finished 27x15mm prayer box pendant onto both gold-finished 1.5mm ball chains.
STEP 12
Repeat Step 10 on the opposite ends of both ball chains.
STEP 13
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open one gold-plated 6mm jumpring. Pass the jumpring through the gold-plated 6mm jumpring on one end of the three strands and the loop on one gold-plated 14x8mm lobster claw clasp. Close the jumpring.
STEP 14
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open one gold-plated 7x5mm oval jumpring. Pass the 7x5mm oval jumpring through the gold-plated 6mm jumpring on the opposite end of the three strands and a second gold-plated 6mm jumpring. Close the jumpring.

Open a second gold-plated 7x5mm oval jumpring. Pass the jumpring through the gold-plated 6mm jumpring just added and third gold-plated 6mm jumpring. Close the jumpring. Repeat to add one more set of jumprings creating an extender chain.
STEP 15
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One Swarovski crystal light grey 8mm round pearl
  • One gold-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap (larger end facing pearl)
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal light grey 4mm round pearl
Using a pair of bent-nose pliers and round-nose pliers and flush cutters form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Swarovski crystal drop.
STEP 16
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open the last gold-plated 6mm jumpring on the end of the extender chain. Pass the jumpring through the Swarovski crystal drop. Close the jumpring.
STEP 17

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One Swarovski crystal light grey 8mm round pearl
  • One gold-plated 7x4mm flower bead cap (larger end facing pearl)
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal light grey 4mm round pearl
Using a pair of bent-nose pliers and round-nose pliers and flush cutters form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Swarovski crystal drop.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open the loop on one gold-plated leverback earwire. Pass the earwire loop through the loop of the Swarovski crystal drop. Close the loop.
STEP 3
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to create a second earring.

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