Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Cat's Eye Glass Focal, Gemstone Beads and Swarovski Crystal

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Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut one 19-inch length of sterling silver 17x11mm oval with 9mm fancy round links chain and one 4-inch length of sterling silver-filled half-hard 22-gauge wire.
STEP 2
String the following onto one silver-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One carnelian 10x4mm faceted rondelle
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated 8x3.5mm rondelle
  • One carnelian 10x4mm faceted rondelle
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 carnelian rondelle drop. Repeat to create a total of six carnelian rondelle drops.
STEP 3
String the following onto one silver-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • Three Swarovski crystal AB 10x3.5mm marguerite lochrose flowers
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated 8x3.5mm rondelle
  • One mountain "jade" turquoise blue 10mm round
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4.5x3mm simplicity bead
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire. Repeat to create a total of four mountain "jade" and marguerite flower drops.
STEP 4
String onto one silver-plated 2-inch headpin one mountain "jade" turquoise blue 10mm round. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating a mountain "jade" drop.
STEP 5
String onto one 4-inch length of sterling silver-filled half-hard 22-gauge wire one cat's eye glass orange-red 50x35mm teardrop. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters begin forming a briolette wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire.

Continue to string the following:
  • One carnelian 10x4mm faceted rondelle
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated 8x3.5mm rondelle
  • One mountain "jade" turquoise blue 10mm round
Finish the briolette wrapped loop creating a cat's eye teardrop focal.

Note: It may be necessary to use a smaller gauge wire depending on the size of the hole in the carnelian beads.
STEP 6
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open nine silver-plated 4mm jumprings and one silver-plated 5mm jumpring. Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loop on one mountain "jade" drop and one silver-plated 8x5mm oval jumpring. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 4mm jumpring creating double jumprings.

Connect a total of four sets of 4mm double jumprings and silver-plated 8x5mm oval jumprings creating an extender chain.
STEP 7
Open the silver-plated 8x5mm oval jumpring on the end of the extender chain and attach it to the last link on one end of the 19-inch length of sterling silver 17x11mm oval with 9mm fancy round links chain.

Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loop on one silver-plated lobster claw clasp and the last link on the opposite end of the chain. Close the Jumpring.
STEP 8
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open the loop on one carnelian rondelle drop. Attach the drop to the seventh 9mm fancy round link down from the extender chain.

Continuing from the carnelian rondelle drop, attach a drop to every 9mm fancy round link in the following order:
  • One mountain "jade" and marguerite flower drop
  • One carnelian rondelle drop
  • One mountain "jade" and marguerite flower drop
  • One carnelian rondelle drop
STEP 9
Attach one cat's eye teardrop focal to the next 9mm fancy round link.
STEP 10
Continue to attach drops repeating the sequence in Step 8 in the opposite order.

Earrings

STEP 1
String onto one silver-plated 2-inch headpin three Swarovski crystal AB 10x3.5mm marguerite lochrose flowers. 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 marguerite flower drop.
STEP 2
String the following onto one silver-plated 2-inch eyepin:
  • One mountain "jade" turquoise blue 10mm round
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated 8x3.5mm rondelle
  • Two Swarovski crystal AB 10x3.5mm marguerite lochrose flowers
Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters begin forming a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire. Pass the loop through the loop on one silver-plated leverback earwire. Finish the wrapped loop creating a mountain "jade" and marguerite flower link.
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open the loop one the marguerite flower drop. Pass the loop through the opposite loop on the mountain "jade" and marguerite flower link. Close the loop.
STEP 4
Repeat Steps 1 - 3 to create a second earring.

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