Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal

Using Crimp Covers

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Here's the answer to any holiday gift list dilemma--a beautiful jewelry set that speaks to the special meaning of the season featuring Swarovski's precision-faceted crosses and stunning red coral gemcolors crystal pearls. The cross-shaped dangles in this necklace design ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut one 20-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose and bent-nose pliers open four 5mm jumprings.

Pass one 5mm jumpring through the loop on one silver-plated 12x7mm lobster claw clasp. Close the jumpring.

Pass one 5mm jumpring through the hole in one Swarovski crystal AB 20x20mm cross drop and close. Repeat to attach a jumpring to a total of three Swarovski cross drops.
STEP 3
String the following onto one silver-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 8x8mm cube
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 8x3.5mm square rondelle
  • One Swarovski red coral 11x8mm pear pearl (large end first)
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Swarovski drop.

Repeat to create a total of six Swarovski drops.
STEP 4
String the following onto one silver-plated 2-inch eyepin:
  • One Swarovski red coral 11x8mm pear pearl (large end first)
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 8x6mm rondelle
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Swarovski link.

Repeat to create a total of three Swarovski links.
STEP 5
Open the loop on the pear pearl end of one Swarovski link. Pass the loop through the jumpring attached to one Swarovski cross drop and close.
STEP 6
String onto the beading wire one sterling silver 2x2mm crimp bead and the jumpring attached to the lobster claw clasp.
STEP 7
Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the loop of the clasp 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 stardust crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 8
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One Swarovski red coral 6mm round pearl
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 8x6mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • Nineteen Swarovski red coral 6mm round pearls
  • One silver-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One silver-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 6mm round pearl
  • One silver-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One Swarovski drop
  • One silver-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 6mm round pearl
  • One silver-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One Swarovski cross drop
  • One silver-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 6mm round pearl
  • One silver-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One Swarovski drop
  • One silver-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 6mm round pearl
  • One silver-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One silver-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 6mm round pearl
  • One silver-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One Swarovski drop
  • One silver-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 6mm round pearl
  • One silver-plated 4x2mm heishi
STEP 9
Continue to string one Swarovski cross drop.
STEP 10
Repeat the sequence in Step 8 in the opposite direction to string the second half of the necklace.
STEP 11
String onto the beading wire one sterling silver 2x2mm crimp bead and one closed 5mm jumpring.

Repeat Step 7 to secure the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
Using a pair of chain-nose and bent-nose pliers open two 5mm jumprings.

Attach one jumpring to two Swarovski crystal AB 20x20mm cross drops.
STEP 2
String the following onto one silver-plated 2-inch eyepin:
  • One Swarovski red coral 11x8mm pear pearl (large end first)
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 8x6mm rondelle
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Swarovski link.

Repeat to create a total of two Swarovski links.
STEP 3
Open the loop on the pear pearl end of one Swarovski link. Pass the loop through the jumpring attached to one Swarovski cross drop and close.
STEP 4
Open the loop on one silver-plated leverback earwire. Pass the loop through the loop on the Swarovski cross drop and close.
STEP 5
Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to create a second earring.

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