Single-Strand Convertible Necklace and Earring Set with Riverstone Gemstone Beads, Swarovski Crystal and Gold-Plated Components

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Make looking good a top priority with this week's jewelry project that makes on-trend style effortless and fun. Offering two looks in one, this piece ...

Tassel Focal

STEP 1
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One gold-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • The hole on one side of one gold-plated 14x14mm brushed open square
  • One Swarovski Indian sapphire AB 4mm round
  • The hole on the opposite side of the open square
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (curved side facing away from the open square)
  • One Swarovski Indicolite AB 6mm 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 to create an open square drop.

Repeat to create a total of two open square drops.
STEP 2
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (curved side facing away from the end of the headpin)
  • One gold-plated 8mm stardust round
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (curved side facing the stardust round)
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (curved side facing away from the previous bead cap)
  • One Swarovski Indicolite AB 8mm round
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire to create a stardust round drop.
STEP 3
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-inch eyepin:
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (curved side facing away from the eye of the eyepin)
  • One mountain ''jade'' turquoise blue 10mm round
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (curved side facing 10mm round)
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (curved side facing away from the previous bead cap)
  • One Swarovski Indicolite AB 8mm round
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire to create a mountain ''jade'' link.

Repeat to create a total of two mountain ''jade'' links.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers separate two 3-link and one 4-link lengths of gold-plated 6mm filigree round chain. Remove the wire rings from each end of the lengths.
STEP 5
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open the loop on one open square drop and pass it through the loop on the end with the mountain ''jade'' turquoise blue 10mm round. Close the loop. Pass the loop on the opposite end of the mountain ''jade'' link through the loop on one end of 3-link length of chain. Close the loop.

Repeat to connect the second open square drop, mountain ''jade'' link and the 4-link length of chain.

Repeat to connect the stardust round drop to the second 3-link length of chain.
STEP 6
Attach one gold-plated 4mm jumpring to the loop on the opposite end of each length of chain.
STEP 7
Trim the head from one gold-plated 2-inch headpin. Begin forming a wrapped loop on one end of the wire. String the 4mm jumpring on the end of each length of chain through the loop. Finish the wrapped loop creating an eyepin.
STEP 8
String the following onto the straight end of the eyepin:
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (curved side facing the loop on the end of the eyepin)
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (curved side facing away from the previous bead cap)
  • One mountain ''jade'' turquoise blue 10mm round
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (curved side facing the 10mm round)
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski Indicolite AB 6mm round
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire.
STEP 9
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open the loop. Pass the loop through the loop on one gold-plated 14x8mm lobster claw clasp. Close the loop.

Necklace

STEP 10
Using flush-cutters cut one 36-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 11
String onto the beading wire one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and one Accu-Guard™ wire protector. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guard 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 gold-plated 4mm crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 12
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Eight Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • One Swarovski Indicolite AB 8mm round
  • Eight Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • One gold-plated 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One riverstone turquoise blue 6mm round
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (curved side facing away from the 6mm round)
  • One gold-plated 8mm stardust round
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (curved side facing the stardust round)
  • One riverstone turquoise blue 6mm round
  • One gold-plated 4x2mm smooth heishi
Repeat this stringing sequence to create a total of sixteen sets.
STEP 13
Continue to string the following:
  • Eight Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • One Swarovski Indicolite AB 8mm round
  • Eight Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
STEP 14
Repeat Step 11 to secure the strand.
STEP 15
Open two gold-plated 6mm jumprings and one 7x5mm oval jumpring. Pass one 6mm jumpring through the Accu-Guard on one end of the strand and the loop on the lobster claw clasp. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 6mm jumpring creating double jumprings.

Attach the oval jumpring to the Accu-Guard on the opposite end of the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers separate two 2-link lengths of gold-plated 6mm filigree round chain. Remove the wire rings from each end of the lengths.
STEP 2
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • The hole on one side of one gold-plated 14x14mm brushed open square
  • One Swarovski light turquoise 4mm bicone
  • The hole on the opposite side of the open square
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (curved side facing away from the open square)
  • One Swarovski Indicolite AB 6mm 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 to create an open square drop.
STEP 3
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-inch eyepin:
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (curved side facing away from the end of the eyepin)
  • One mountain ''jade'' turquoise blue 10mm round
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (curved side facing 10mm round)
  • One gold-plated 6x1.5mm flower bead cap (curved side facing away from the previous bead cap)
  • One Swarovski Indicolite AB 8mm round
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire to create a mountain ''jade'' link.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open the loop on the open square drop and pass it through the loop on the end with the mountain ''jade'' turquoise blue 10mm round. Close the loop. Pass the loop on the opposite end of the mountain ''jade'' link through the loop on one end of 2-link length of chain.

Open the loop on one gold-plated leverback earwire. Pass it through the loop on the opposite end of the chain. Close the loop.
STEP 5
Repeat Steps 2 - 4 to create a second earring.

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