Double-Strand Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Set with Gold-Plated Copper Beads, Swarovski Crystal and Millefiori Glass Beads

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Melt hearts with this versatile, interchangeable jewelry design that complements any and all wardrobes and necklines, with two distinctly different necklaces in one. And it doesn't stop there ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Using scissors cut the following:
  • Six 10-inch lengths of Purely Silk™ red thread
  • Four 22-inch lengths of Purely Silk red thread.
Using flush-cutters cut the following:
  • Two 4-inch lengths of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire
  • One 6-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire
STEP 2
Thread a Wide-Eye Needle™ onto one end of two 22-inch lengths of thread. Add a second needle to the second set of threads.
STEP 3
String one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead onto one set of threads. Pass the threads back through the crimp creating a loop (approximately 1/4 inch) and leaving approximately 1/4 inch of thread on the end.

Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional). Using crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead. Using scissors, trim the excess from the short end of the thread. Place one gold-plated 4mm stardust crimp cover over the crimp, then gently close it.

Repeat to create a 1/4 inch loop on the end of the second set of threads.
STEP 4
String onto one 3-inch length of beading wire, one crimp bead and the loop on both sets of thread.
STEP 5
Pass the beading wire back through the crimp leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Pull the crimp bead snug against the loops.

Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional). Crimp the crimp bead and trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire.
STEP 6
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One gold-plated 8mm stardust round
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • One glass Siam AB 6x6mm cube
  • One gold-filled crimp bead
  • The loop on one gold-plated 12x7mm lobster claw clasp
STEP 7
Repeat Step 5 to finish the strand.

First Strand

STEP 8
String the following onto one set of threads:
  • One gold-plated 4mm stardust round
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One glass Siam AB 6mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle

    Repeat this stringing sequence a total of three sets.
STEP 9
Continue to string the following:
  • One gold-plated 4mm stardust round
  • One millefiori glass 12mm heart
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • Two gold-finished 7x2mm wavy rondelles
  • One glass Siam AB 6mm round
  • Two gold-finished 7x2mm wavy rondelles
STEP 10
Continue to string approximately 100 (12 inches) of Swarovski red coral 3mm round pearls.
STEP 11
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 9 in the opposite direction.

Repeat Step 8 in opposite direction to string the rest of the strand.

Place a Bead Stopper™ on the end of the set of threads.

Second Strand

STEP 12
String the following onto the second set of threads:
  • One gold-plated 4mm stardust round
  • Three gold-finished 7x2mm wavy rondelles
  • One glass Siam AB 6mm round
  • Three gold-finished 7x2mm wavy rondelles
  • One gold-plated 16x16mm puffed flat round with spiral
  • Three gold-finished 7x2mm wavy rondelles
  • One glass Siam AB 6mm round
  • Three gold-finished 7x2mm wavy rondelles
STEP 13
Continue to string approximately 125 (14-1/4 inches) of Swarovski red coral 3mm round pearls.
STEP 14
Repeat Step 12 in the opposite direction to string the rest of the strand.
STEP 15
Repeat Steps 3 - 7 to finish the strands.

Tassel Focal

STEP 16
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One gold-plated 16x16mm puffed square
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One millefiori glass 12mm heart
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One gold-plated 4mm stardust round
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire.

Repeat to create a total of three millefiori heart drops.
STEP 17
Thread a Wide-Eye Needle onto one end of two 10-inch lengths of thread.

String onto the set of threads; one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and the loop on one millefiori heart drop.
STEP 18
Pass the threads back through the crimp creating a loop (approximately 1/4 inch) and leaving approximately 1/4 inch of thread on the end.

Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional). Using crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead. Using scissors, trim the excess from the short end of the thread. Place one gold-plated 4mm stardust crimp cover over the crimp, then gently close it.
STEP 19
String onto the set of threads; twenty six (approximately 3-1/4 inches) of Swarovski red coral 3mm round pearls and one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead. Repeat Step 3 to create a loop on the end of the thread.

Repeat to create a total of three pearl strands for the tassel.
STEP 20
String onto the 6-inch length of beading wire; one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and the loop on the end of each pearl strand. Repeat Step 5 to secure the loops.
STEP 21
String the following onto the other end of the beading wire:
  • One gold-plated 16x16mm filigree cone (open end covering the thread loops)
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • One gold-plated 40x29mm puffed rectangle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • One millefiori glass 12mm heart (narrow end facing rondelle)
  • Two gold-filled 2x2mm crimp beads
  • One Accu-Guard™ wire protector
  • The loop on one gold-plated 12x7mm lobster claw clasp
STEP 22
Pass the beading wire back through the crimp beads leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Pull the crimp beads close to the Accu-Guard, but leaving enough room to crimp and add crimp covers.

Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp beads (optional). Crimp the crimps and trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Place one gold-plated 4mm stardust crimp cover over each crimp, then gently close them.
STEP 23
Using flush-cutters remove one 24mm ring from the finished necklace chain.

Attach each lobster claw clasp to the ring to connect the necklace.

Bracelet

STEP 1
Using scissors cut six 10-inch lengths of Purely Silk red thread.

Using flush-cutters cut two 4-inch lengths of Accu-Flex beading wire.
STEP 2
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One gold-plated 16x16mm puffed square
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One millefiori glass 12mm heart
  • One gold-plated 4mm stardust round
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a millefiori heart drop.
STEP 3
Using chain-nose pliers and bent-nose remove one 8mm ring from the gold-plated chain. Open the simple loop on the millefiori drop. Pass the loop through the 8mm ring. Close the loop.
STEP 4
Thread a Wide-Eye Needle onto one end of two lengths of thread.
STEP 5
String onto the set of threads; one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead. Pass the threads back through the crimp creating a loop (approximately 1/4 inch) and leaving approximately 1/4 inch of thread on the end.

Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional). Using crimping pliers, crimp the crimp bead. Using scissors, trim the excess from the short end of the thread. Place one gold-plated 4mm stardust crimp cover over the crimp, then gently close it.
STEP 6
String onto the set of threads, thirty one (approximately 4-1/2 inches) of Swarovski red coral 3mm round pearls. Repeat Step 5 to finish the strand.
STEP 7
Repeat Steps 4 - 6 to create a total of three pearl strands.
STEP 8
String onto one length of beading wire; one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and the loop on one end of each pearl strand.
STEP 9
Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Pull the crimp snug against the loops.

Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional). Crimp the crimp bead and trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire.
STEP 10
String the following onto the other end of the beading wire:
  • One gold-plated 16x16mm filigree cone
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One gold-plated 16x16mm puffed square
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One millefiori glass 12mm heart
  • One gold-filled 2x2mm crimp beads
  • One Accu-Guard wire protector
  • The 8mm ring on the millefiori drop
Repeat Step 9 to secure.
STEP 11
Repeat Steps 8 - 10 to attach the lobster claw clasp to the other end of the bracelet.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One gold-plated 16x16mm puffed square
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One millefiori glass 12mm heart
  • One gold-plated 4mm stardust round
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a millefiori heart drop.
STEP 2
Using flush-cutters remove one 33mm ring from the finished necklace chain.
STEP 3
Using chain-nose pliers and bent-nose open the loop on the millefiori heart drop. Pass the loop through the bottom of the ring. Close the loop. Open the loop on one gold-plated leverback earwire. Pass the loop through the top of the ring. Close the loop.

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