Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Czech Glass Beads, Enamel and Copper-Plated Pewter Charms and Swarovski Crystal

For more inspiration, read this informative article ...

One of the best things about this jewelry set is how simple it is to string together (especially since we all seem to run short on time during the holidays). This project provides ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut one 21-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String the following onto one copper 2-inch headpin:
  • One Czech glass transparent red and black with silver-colored foil 27x27mm flat heart
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4.5mm simplicity
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and gold-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski light Siam 4mm bicone
Using a pair of bent-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush cutters form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Czech glass heart and Swarovski crystal drop.
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open six copper-plated 5mm jumprings.
STEP 4
Pass one copper-plated 5mm jumpring through the loop on one enamel and copper-plated charm creating an enamel and copper drop. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to create a total of six enamel and copper drops.
STEP 5
String onto the 21-inch length of beading wire one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and seventeen metallic gold #11 seed beads. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the seed beads creating a loop and 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. Place one gold-plated 4mm corrugated crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 6
String onto the beading wire thirty-one sets of one Swarovski light Siam 4mm bicone and one metallic gold #11 seed bead.
STEP 7
Continue to string the following:
  • One Swarovski light Siam 4mm bicone
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and gold-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski emerald 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and gold-plated 6x3mm rondelle
  • One Czech fire-polished glass light red AB 12mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and gold-plated 6x3mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski emerald 6mm round
STEP 8
String onto the beading wire:
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and gold-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski light Siam 4mm bicone
  • One enamel and copper-plated drop
  • One Swarovski light Siam 4mm bicone
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and gold-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski emerald 6mm round
Repeat this stringing sequence a total of three times.
STEP 9
Continue to string the following:
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and gold-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski light Siam 4mm bicone
  • one metallic gold #11 seed bead
  • One Swarovski light Siam 4mm bicone
STEP 10
String onto the beading wire the Czech glass heart and Swarovski crystal drop from Step 2.
STEP 11
Repeat Steps 6 - 9 in the opposite direction to string the second half of the necklace.
STEP 12
String onto the beading wire one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and the loop on the bar portion of one gold-plated 12x7mm lobster claw 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 (Loctite®) inside the crimp (optional).

Using crimping pliers crimp the crimp bead. Using flush-cutters trim the excess from the short end. Place one silver-plated 4mm crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one copper 2-inch headpin:
  • One shiny copper 4x1mm beaded rondelle
  • One glass rhinestone / epoxy / resin red and dark green 10mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and gold-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski emerald 6mm round
Using a pair of bent-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush cutters form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Czech glass heart and Swarovski crystal drop.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers open the loop on one gold-plated leverback earwire. Pass the loop through the loop on the Czech glass heart and Swarovski crystal drop. Close the loop.
STEP 3
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to create a second earring.

: : : Additional Resources : : :

The pieces featured in the Gallery of Designs are copyrighted designs and are provided for inspiration only. We encourage you to substitute different colors, products and techniques to make the design your own.

Have a question regarding this design idea? Email Customer Service.

Recommended Just for You