Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Cat's Eye Glass Focal, Cultured Freshwater and Swarovski Crystal Pearls and Mountain "Jade" Gemstone Beads


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Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut one 3-1/2 inch length and one 20-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String onto the 3-1/2 inch length of beading wire twelve magnesite 3mm rounds and one cat's eye glass 50mm go-go focal.
STEP 3
Bring the ends of the beading wire together and string the following:
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 8x3.5mm rondelle
  • One mountain ''jade'' turquoise 10mm round
  • One sterling silver 2x2mm crimp bead
  • 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. 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 ends of the beading wire. Place one sterling silver 4mm crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open four silver-plated 6x4mm oval jumprings. Pass one jumpring through the loop on one portion of a cultured freshwater pearl and sterling silver tab clasp. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second jumpring creating double jumprings.

Repeat to attach double jumprings to the second portion of the tab clasp.
STEP 5
String the following onto the 20-inch length of beading wire:
  • One sterling silver 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-Guard
  • The two jumprings attached to one portion of the tab clasp
Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guard. 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 ends of the beading wire. Place one sterling silver 4mm crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 6
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One mountain ''jade'' turquoise 4mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One white cultured freshwater pearl
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • Nineteen mountain ''jade'' turquoise 4mm rounds
  • Repeat this sequence to string a total of two sets.
    • One cultured freshwater and Swarovski crystal clear rice pearl
    • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 8x3.5mm rondelle
    • One mountain ''jade'' turquoise 10mm round
    • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 8x3.5mm rondelle
    • One cultured freshwater and Swarovski crystal clear rice pearl
    • Four mountain ''jade'' turquoise 4mm rounds
  • One cultured freshwater and Swarovski crystal clear rice pearl
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One mountain ''jade'' turquoise 4mm round
STEP 7
Continue to string the Accu-Guard from the cat's eye glass focal.
STEP 8
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 6 in the opposite order to string the second half of the necklace.
STEP 9
Repeat Step 5 to secure the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one sterling silver 3-inch ball headpin:
  • One mountain ''jade'' turquoise 10mm round
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 8x3.5mm rondelle with square cut Chatons
  • One cultured freshwater and Swarovski crystal clear rice 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 creating a mountain ''jade'' drop.

Repeat to create a total of two mountain ''jade'' drops.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open the loop on one sterling silver fishhook earwire. Pass the loop through the loop on the mountain ''jade'' drop. Close the loop.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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