Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Blue Sky Jasper Gemstone Beads, Cultured Freshwater Pearls and Smoky Quartz Gemstone Beads


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This week's featured jewelry set with its natural gemstone materials and earthy color tones is the ideal answer to dressing up any outfit, from a free-spirited/casual look to professionally sophisticated attire. Working well with a variety of necklines ...

Necklace

STEP 1
String the following onto one gold-plated 4-inch headpin:
  • One gold-plated 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One blue sky jasper 30mm flat round
  • One gold-plated 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One blue sky jasper 12mm flat round
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One antique copper 6mm semi-round pearl
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 blue sky jasper 30mm drop.
STEP 2
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One antique copper 6mm semi-round pearl
  • One gold-plated 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One riverstone turquoise blue 6mm 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 riverstone drop.
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open three gold-plated 7x5mm jumprings.

Pass one 7x5mm jumpring through the loop on the riverstone drop and one closed 7x5mm jumpring and close. Repeat adding three more 7x5mm jumprings creating an extender chain.
STEP 4
Using flush-cutters cut one 18-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 5
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One silver-plated 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-Guard™ wire protector
  • The last jumpring attached to the extender chain
Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the jumpring 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 crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 6
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Seven blue sky jasper 12mm flat rounds
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • Three antique copper 6mm semi-round pearls
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • Repeat this sequence to string a total of two sets:
    • One smoky quartz 10x8mm rondelle
    • One Swarovski crystal AB 8x3.5mm rondelle
  • One smoky quartz 10x8mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • Three antique copper 6mm semi-round pearls
  • Repeat this sequence to string a total of three sets:
    • One gold-plated 4x2mm smooth heishi
    • One blue sky jasper 12mm flat round
  • One gold-plated 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One antique copper 6mm semi-round pearl
STEP 7
Continue to string the loop on the blue sky jasper 30mm drop.

Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 6 in the opposite direction to string the second half of the necklace.
STEP 8
Repeat Step 5 using the loop on one gold-plated lobster claw clasp to secure the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one gold-plated 4-inch headpin:
  • One blue sky jasper 12mm flat round
  • One gold-plated 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One antique copper 6mm semi-round pearl
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire blue sky jasper 12mm drop.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open the loop on one gold-plated leverback earwire. Pass the loop through the loop on one blue sky jasper 12mm drop and close.
STEP 3
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to create a second earring.

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