Multi-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Gold-Finished "Pewter" and Steel Focal, Seed Beads and Blue Sky Jasper Gemstone Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut the following:
  • One 19-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire
  • Two 1/2 inch lengths of ''vermeil'' French wire
Using scissors cut one 3-yard length of Nymo® black nylon thread.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open two gold-plated 4mm jumprings. Pass one jumpring through the loop on the ring portion of one gold-plated 16mm plain toggle clasp. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a jumpring to the bar portion of the toggle clasp.
STEP 3
String the following onto the 19-inch length of beading wire:
  • One gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One 1/2 inch length of French wire
  • The loop on the bar portion of the toggle clasp
STEP 4
Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the French wire 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 3mm crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 5
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm flower bead cap
  • One blue sky jasper 10x6mm rondelle
  • One bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal copper 4x3mm rondelle
Repeat this sequence to string a total of thirty-two sets.
STEP 6
Continue to string the following:
  • One Swarovski crystal copper 4x3mm rondelle
  • The jumpring attached to one gold-finished flat round with affirmations
  • One Swarovski crystal copper 4x3mm rondelle
STEP 7
Continue to string:
  • One Swarovski crystal copper 4x3mm rondelle
  • One bead cap
  • One blue sky jasper 10x6mm rondelle
  • One bead cap
Repeat this sequence to string a total of five sets.
STEP 8
Continue to string one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and one 1/2 inch length of French wire. Repeat Step 4 to secure the strand.
STEP 9
String the loop on one gold-plated 3-inch eyepin onto one end of the thread and tie an overhand knot to secure.

Thread the other end of the thread onto the Speedy Stringer needle.
STEP 10
Following the Speedy Stringer™ instructions, string approximately 10-1/2 inches of seed beads.
STEP 11
Pass the Speedy Stringer needle through the loop on a second eyepin two times to secure the strand. String another strand of seed beads equal to the first strand.

Continue stringing seed beads creating a total of nine strands.
STEP 12
After stringing the last strand of seed beads knot the thread to the loop on the eyepin, close to the seed beads, to secure. Remove the Speedy Stringer needle then trim the thread.
STEP 13
String one gold-plated 27x9mm cone onto the straight end of the eyepin attached to one end of the strands.

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 French wire loop on the end of the blue sky jasper strand through the loop then finish the wrapped loop.
STEP 14
Repeat Step 13 to attach the jumpring on the ring portion of the toggle clasp to the opposite end of the seed bead strands.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One Swarovski crystal copper 4x3mm rondelle
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm flower bead cap
  • One blue sky jasper 10x6mm rondelle
  • One bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal copper 4x3mm 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 blue sky jasper link.
STEP 2
Using scissors cut one 2-yard length of Nymo® black nylon thread.
STEP 3
String the loop on one eyepin onto one end of the thread and tie an overhand knot to secure.

Thread the other end of the thread onto the Speedy Stringer needle.
STEP 4
Following the Speedy Stringer instructions, string approximately 5 inches of seed beads.
STEP 5
Double the seed bead strand and pass the Speedy Stringer needle through the loop the eyepin two times to secure the strand creating a seed bead loop. String another strand of seed beads equal to the first strand.

Continue stringing seed beads creating a total of five seed bead loops.
STEP 6
After stringing the last seed bead loop, knot the thread to the loop on the eyepin, close to the seed beads, to secure. Remove the Speedy Stringer needle then trim the thread.
STEP 7
String one gold-plated 27x9mm cone onto the straight end of the eyepin.

Begin forming a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire. Pass the loop on one end of the blue sky jasper link through the loop then finish the wrapped loop.
STEP 8
Open the loop on the opposite end of the blue sky jasper link. Pass the loop through the loop on one gold-plated fancy fishhook earwire. Close the loop.
STEP 9
Repeat Steps 1 - 8 to create second earring.

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