Convertible-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Czech Fire-Polished Glass Beads, Red Agate Gemstone Beads and Gunmetal-Plated Beads

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Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut the following:
  • One 35-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire
  • One 1-1/2 inch length of gunmetal-plated 6mm filigree chain
  • Two 1-inch lengths of gunmetal-plated 6mm filigree chain
STEP 2
String onto the beading wire two sterling silver 2x2mm crimp beads and the loop on the bar portion of one gunmetal-plated toggle clasp. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp beads. Pull the beading wire so the crimps rest snug against the loop of the clasp leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimps (optional).

Using crimping pliers crimp the crimp beads and using flush-cutters, trim the excess from the short end of the wire. Place one gunmetal-plated 4mm crimp cover over one of the crimp beads and, using bent-nose pliers, gently close the crimp cover. Repeat to cover the second crimp bead.
STEP 3
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One red agate 6mm round
  • Two gunmetal-plated 6x2mm beaded rondelles
  • One red agate 6mm round
  • One glass rhinestone and silver-finished emerald green 5x2mm rondelle
  • One Czech fire-polished glass emerald green 10mm cathedral
  • One glass rhinestone and silver-finished emerald green 5x2mm rondelle
  • One red agate 6mm round
  • Two gunmetal-plated 6x2mm beaded rondelles
  • One red agate 6mm round
STEP 4
Continue to string the following:
  • Five silver-lined transparent gunmetal #11 seed beads
  • One gunmetal-plated 7x5mm studded round
  • One gunmetal-plated 6mm round
  • One gunmetal-plated 7x5mm studded round
  • Five silver-lined transparent gunmetal #11 seed beads
STEP 5
Repeat the stringing sequence in Steps 3 and 4 a total of eleven sets.
STEP 6
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 3 once more.
STEP 7
String onto the beading wire one sterling silver 2x2mm crimp bead and the loop on the ring portion of the gunmetal-plated toggle clasp. 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 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. Place one gunmetal-plated 4mm crimp cover over the crimp bead and, using bent-nose pliers, gently close the crimp cover.

Tassel

STEP 8
String the following onto one black-finished 2-inch headpin:
  • One Czech fire-polished glass emerald green 10mm cathedral
  • One glass rhinestone and silver-finished emerald green 5x2mm rondelle
  • One red agate 6mm round
Using chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Czech glass cathedral and red agate drop.

Repeat to create a total of three Czech glass cathedral and red agate drops.
STEP 9
Repeat using one gunmetal-plated 1-1/2 inch eyepin to create one Czech glass cathedral and red agate beading link.
STEP 10
Using chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers open the loop on one Czech glass cathedral and red agate drop. Pass the loop through the loop on the last link on one end of the 1-1/2 inch length of gunmetal-plated 6mm filigree chain. Close the loop.

Repeat to attach the other two Czech glass cathedral and red agate drops to the 1-inch lengths of gunmetal-plated 6mm filigree chain.
STEP 11
Using chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers open five gunmetal-plated 6mm jumprings. Pass one jumpring through the loop on one gunmetal-finished 30x13.5mm double-sided key focal and the ring link that connects two 6mm filigree round links on one end of the 1-1/2 inch length of chain. Close the jumpring.
STEP 12
Pass one jumpring through the first loop on one 1-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring.
STEP 13
Pass one jumpring through the first loop on the second 1-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring.

Pass one jumpring through the jumpring just added to the second 1-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring.
STEP 14
Using chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers open the loop on the Czech glass cathedral and red agate link from Step 9. Pass the loop through the jumpring on the second 1-inch length of chain, the first loop on the 1-1/2 inch length of chain and the jumpring on the first 1-inch length of chain. Close the loop.
STEP 15
Pass the last jumpring through the opposite loop on the Czech glass cathedral and red agate link and the gunmetal-finished peace sign lobster claw clasp. Close the jumpring.
STEP 16
Open the peace sign lobster claw clasp and pass it through the ring portion of the gunmetal-plated toggle clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one silver-plated 1-1/2 inch headpin:
  • One Czech fire-polished glass emerald green 10mm cathedral
  • One gunmetal-plated 8x6mm studded round
Using chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Czech glass cathedral and studded round bead drop.
STEP 2
String the following onto one silver-plated 1-1/2 inch eyepin:
  • One Czech fire-polished glass emerald green 10mm cathedral
  • Two gunmetal-plated 8mm fancy flower components
  • One red agate 6mm round
Using chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Czech glass cathedral and red agate beading link.
STEP 3
Using chain-nose pliers open the simple loop on the drop and pass it through the simple loop on the link. Close the loop.
STEP 4
Using chain-nose pliers open the loop on one gunmetal-plated 16mm leverback earwire and pass it through the wrapped loop on the link. Close the loop.
STEP 5
Repeat Steps 1 through 4 to create a second earring.

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