Triple-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal and Gunmetal-Finished Steel Components

Wire-Wrapped Swarovski Focal

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut the following:
  • One 18-inch length and one 21-inch length gunmetal-plated 8mm double cable chain
  • Two 5-1/2 inch lengths gunmetal-plated 4mm rolo chain
  • Two 7-1/2 inch lengths and two 1/2 inch lengths gunmetal-plated 4mm round cable chain
  • One 2-foot length of silver-plated 34-gauge wire
  • Five 4-1/2 inch lengths of black Zebra Wire™
STEP 2
Pass the 2-foot length of silver-plated 34-gauge wire from the back side to front through a center hole in one silver-plated 25mm perforated disc component. Leave approximately 1 inch of wire on the end.

String onto the length of wire one Swarovski tangerine AB2X 4mm bicone and one transparent rainbow blue #15 rocaille seed bead. Pass the wire down through the 4mm bicone then through the same hole in the perforated disc. Pass the wire up through an adjacent hole then repeat the step.
STEP 3
Continue to repeat Step 2 to wire wrap a total of twenty-two Swarovski tangerine AB2X 4mm bicones and seed bead sets spiraling out from the center.

Note: If all of the wire is used before wire-wrapping is complete. Leave approximately 1 inch of wire on the end and cut a new piece to continue.
STEP 4
Beginning with the wire coming through the front of the perforated disc, continue to string the following:
  • One transparent rainbow blue #15 rocaille seed bead
  • One Swarovski crystal black patina 6mm rivoli drop
  • One transparent rainbow blue #15 rocaille seed bead
Pass the wire back through the same hole in the disc and up through an adjacent hole.

Continue to wire wrap a total of twenty-six Swarovski crystal black patina 6mm rivoli drop and seed bead sets outlining the edge of the Swarovski tangerine AB2X 4mm bicones and seed bead sets.
STEP 5
Continue to string the following around the outside edge of the perforated disc outlining the rivoli drops:
  • One transparent rainbow blue #15 rocaille seed bead
  • One Swarovski Capri blue AB 4mm round
  • One transparent rainbow blue #15 rocaille seed bead
Continue to wire wrap a total of fifteen Swarovski Capri blue AB 4mm round and seed bead sets outlining the edge of the Swarovski tangerine AB2X 4mm bicones and seed bead sets.

Note: If there is not enough wire to go back through the same hole then wrap around the edge of the perforated disc and come out the adjacent hole to add the next set.
STEP 6
Mix equal parts silver-grey Apoxie® Sculpt for two minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Roll two dime-sized pieces into ball.

Press one Apoxie ball into the center of the back of the perforated disc. Firmly press the front side of one gunmetal-plated 46x46mm flower focal into the Apoxie until it is flat against the perforated disc covering the wire.
STEP 7
Press the second ball of Apoxie into the center of the flower focal. Match up the back side of a second flower focal with the edges of the previous focal then press the two flower focals together. If needed, adjust the focals so they are lined up as closely as possible and smooth the Apoxie with a finger.

Allow 24 hours for complete hardening.

Necklace

STEP 8
String onto one gunmetal-plated 1-inch headpin one Swarovski Capri blue AB 4mm 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 creating a Capri blue 4mm round drop. Repeat to create a total of sixteen Capri blue 4mm round drops.

Repeat to create the following drops:
  • Sixteen Swarovski tangerine AB2X 4mm bicone drops
  • Two Swarovski crystal metallic blue 2X 12x6mm double spike and Swarovski tangerine AB2X 4mm bicone drops
  • Ten Swarovski crystal metallic blue 2X 12x6mm double spike drops
  • Two Swarovski crystal metallic blue 6mm bicone drops
STEP 9
String onto one gunmetal-plated 1-inch eyepin one Swarovski Capri blue AB 4mm round. Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Capri blue 4mm round link. Repeat to create a total of three Capri blue 4mm round links.

Repeat to create the following links:
  • Four Swarovski tangerine AB2X 4mm bicone links
  • Two Swarovski crystal metallic blue 2X 12x6mm double spike links
  • One Swarovski crystal metallic blue 2X 16x8mm double spike link
STEP 10
Pass one 4-1/2 inch length of Zebra Wire through the hole in one Swarovski crystal Bermuda blue 28x14mm spike drop. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a briolette wrapped loop.

Repeat to create a briolette wrapped loop on four Swarovski crystal Bermuda blue 18x10mm spike drops.
STEP 11
Open the loop on one end of one metallic blue 2X 16x8mm double spike link. Pass the loop through the briolette loop on one Bermuda blue 28x14mm spike drop. Close the loop creating a 16x8mm double spike and 28x14mm spike drop.

Repeat to create a total of two 12x6mm double spike and 18x10mm spike drops.
STEP 12
Open the loop on one Swarovski crystal metallic blue 6mm bicone drop. Pass the loop through the first link on one end of one 1/2 inch length of 4mm round cable chain. Close the loop creating a metallic blue 6mm bicone drop and cable chain drop. Repeat to create a total of two metallic blue 6mm bicone and cable chain drops.
STEP 13
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open the following jumprings:
  • Forty gunmetal-plated 4mm jumprings
  • One gunmetal-plated 5mm twisted jumpring
  • Seventy-seven gunmetal-plated 5.5mm twisted jumprings
  • Twelve gunmetal-plated 8mm twisted jumprings
STEP 14
Pass one 5.5mm jumpring through the loop on one Swarovski crystal Bermuda blue 18x10mm spike drop and one 5.5mm jumpring. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach 5.5mm jumprings to a total of thirteen Bermuda blue 18x10mm spike drops.

Open the loop on one end of one Swarovski tangerine AB2X 4mm bicone link. Pass the loop through the last 5.5mm jumpring on one Bermuda blue 18x10mm spike drop. Close the loop. Repeat to attach one Swarovski tangerine AB2X 4mm bicone link to a total of two Bermuda blue 18x10mm spike drops.
STEP 15
Attach a 5.5mm jumpring to a total of two crystal black patina 12mm rivoli drops.

Attach one Swarovski tangerine AB2X 4mm bicone link to a total of two Swarovski crystal black patina 12mm rivoli drops.

Attach one Capri blue 4mm round link to the loop on the opposite end of the Swarovski tangerine AB2X 4mm bicone link.
STEP 16
Attach one 5.5mm jumpring the 16x8mm double spike and 28x14mm spike drop and two 12x6mm double spike and 18x10mm spike drop
STEP 17
Attach one Swarovski crystal black patina 11x5.5mm briolette drop to the loop on one end of one Swarovski Capri blue 4mm round link. Close the jumpring creating a Swarovski crystal black patina 11x5.5mm briolette and Capri blue 4mm round drop.

First Strand

STEP 18
Pass one 5.5mm jumpring through the two last links on one end of the 21-inch length of double cable chain and the loop on one gunmetal-plated 20x11mm lobster claw clasp. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second jumpring creating double jumprings. Tip: At this point it may be helpful to close the chain and place on a necklace display or Chain Sta Stabilization Solution tool.
STEP 19
Using one 5.5mm jumpring attach one Swarovski crystal black patina 8mm rivoli drop to the seventeenth link (approximately 5 inches) from the lobster claw clasp. Close the jumpring.

Continue to attach the following components to every second link from the previous drop using a 5.5mm jumpring:
  • Two Bermuda blue 18x10mm spike drops
  • One Swarovski Bermuda blue 18x10mm spike and tangerine AB2X 4mm bicone drop
  • One Swarovski crystal black patina 12mm rivoli drop
  • One Swarovski crystal metallic blue 2X 12x6mm double spike and tangerine AB2X 4mm bicone drop
STEP 20
Pass one 8mm twisted jumpring through one of the outer loops at the top of the wire-wrapped Swarovski focal and the twenty-ninth link (approximately 8-3/4 inches). Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach the next loop to the right on the focal to the thirty-first link on the 8mm double cable chain.
STEP 21
Repeat Steps 18 - 20 in the opposite direction to create a mirror image of the first half of the strand.

Second Strand

STEP 22
Attach one 4mm jumpring through the first links on one end of one 5-1/2 inch length of 4mm rolo chain.

Attach one 4mm jumpring to the previous 4mm jumpring and the first link on one end of one 7-1/2 inch length of 4mm cable chain.
STEP 23
Using one 5.5mm jumpring, attach the previous 4mm jumpring to the thirteenth link (approximately 4 inches) on the 8mm double cable chain.

Using one 8mm twisted jumpring, attach the second outer loop from the left on the wire-wrapped Swarovski focal to the last links on the opposite end of the 4mm rolo chain.
STEP 24
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the ninth link on the 4mm cable chain and the fifth links on the 4mm rolo chain.

Continue to attach every ninth link on the 4mm cable chain to the sixth link on the 4mm rolo chain.
STEP 25
Using a 5.5mm jumpring attach one Swarovski crystal metallic blue 2X 12x6mm double spike drop to the ninth link on the third set of nine links on the cable chain.

Using a 4mm jumpring continue to attach one double spike drop to every ninth link attaching a total of three double spike drops.
STEP 26
Continue to attach one Capri blue 4mm round drop to the fifth link from the previous set of nine and one Swarovski tangerine AB2X 4mm bicone drop to the second link from the previous drop.

Using a 5.5mm jumpring continue to attach one briolette wrapped Swarovski crystal Bermuda blue 18x10mm spike drop (from Step 10) to the second link from the previous drop.
STEP 27
Using a 4mm jumpring continue to attach one Swarovski tangerine AB2X 4mm bicone the fourth link from the previous set of nine links, one Capri blue 4mm round drop to the second link from the previous drop and one Swarovski tangerine AB2X 4mm bicone to the third link from the previous drop.

Using a 4mm jumpring attach one double spike drop to the third link in the last set of five links on the 4mm rolo chain.
STEP 28
Using an 8mm twisted jumpring attach the bottom of the wire-wrapped Swarovski focal and the 5.5mm jumpring attached to the 16x8mm double spike and 28x14mm spike drop. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach the next loop to the right on the focal to the 5.5mm jumpring on the spike drop.
STEP 29
Using an 8mm twisted jumpring attach one 12x6mm double spike and 18x10mm spike drop (from Step 11) to the outer loop to the left of the first loop on the bottom of the wire-wrapped Swarovski focal.

Repeat to attach the last link on one metallic blue 6mm bicone and cable chain drop (from Step 12) to the next loop to the left on the wire-wrapped Swarovski focal.
STEP 30
Repeat Steps 22 - 29 in the opposite direction to create a mirror image of the first half of the strand.

Third Strand

STEP 31
Pass one 8mm twisted jumpring through one gunmetal-finished 18x13mm hammered flat oval and the thirteenth link (same link as Step 22) on the 8mm double cable chain. Close the jumpring.

Attach one 5.5mm jumpring to the opposite end of the 18x13mm hammered flat oval and the first link on one end of the 18-inch length of 8mm double cable chain.

Repeat to attach the opposite end of the chain to the twenty-first link (approximately 6-1/4 inches) from the opposite end of the 21-inch length of 8mm double cable chain.
STEP 32
Using one 5.5mm jumpring attach one Swarovski Capri blue 4mm round drop to the eighth link (approximately 2-1/2 inches) from the first link.

Continue to attach the following components to next link from the previous using a 5.5mm jumpring:
  • One Swarovski tangerine AB2X 4mm bicone drop
  • One Swarovski Capri blue 4mm round drop
  • One Swarovski crystal black patina 11x5.5mm briolette drop
  • One Swarovski tangerine AB2X 4mm bicone drop
  • One Swarovski crystal black patina 11x5.5mm briolette drop
  • One Swarovski Capri blue 4mm round drop
  • One Bermuda blue 18x10mm spike drop
  • Skip one link on the chain
  • One Swarovski tangerine AB2X 4mm bicone drop
  • One Swarovski crystal black patina 13x6.5mm briolette drop
  • Skip one link
  • One Swarovski Capri blue 4mm round drop
  • One Bermuda blue 18x10mm spike drop
  • Skip one link
  • One Swarovski tangerine AB2X 4mm bicone drop
  • One Swarovski crystal black patina 13x6.5mm briolette drop
  • One Swarovski Capri blue 4mm round drop
  • One Bermuda blue 18x10mm spike drop
  • One Swarovski tangerine AB2X 4mm bicone drop
  • One Swarovski crystal black patina 13x6.5mm briolette drop
  • One Swarovski Capri blue 4mm round drop
STEP 33
Continue to attach one Bermuda blue 18x10mm spike drop (center link).
STEP 34
Repeat the sequence in Step 32 in the opposite direction to create a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 35
Using the 5mm round jumpring attach the Swarovski crystal black patina 11x5.5mm briolette drop Swarovski crystal black patina 11x5.5mm briolette and Capri blue 4mm round drop, from Step 17, and the last link on the end of the 21-inch length of 8mm double cable chain.

Earrings

STEP 1
Pass one 4-1/2 inch length of Zebra Wire through the hole in one Swarovski crystal Bermuda blue 18x10mm spike drop. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a briolette wrapped loop.

Repeat to create a total of two briolette wrapped loop Swarovski crystal Bermuda blue 18x10mm spike drops.
STEP 2
String onto one gunmetal-plated 2-1/2 inch eyepin one Swarovski crystal metallic blue 2X 12x6mm double spike. Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Swarovski crystal metallic blue 2X 12x6mm double spike link. Repeat to create a total of Swarovski crystal metallic blue 2X 12x6mm double spike links.
STEP 3
Open the loop on one end of one metallic blue 2X 16x8mm double spike link. Pass the loop through the briolette loop on one Bermuda blue 28x14mm spike drop. Close the loop.

Repeat to attach the second 12x6mm double spike and 18x10mm spike drop to the second Swarovski crystal Bermuda blue 18x10mm spike drop.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose and bent-nose pliers open the loop on one gunmetal-plated leverback earwire. Pass the loop through the loop on the opposite end of the double spike link. Close the loop.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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