Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Fancy Jasper Gemstone Beads, Swarovski Crystal and Silver-Plated Brass and Steel Chain
-- Designer --
Esther, Lead Jewelry Designer, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, fancy jasper, 4mm round (61 beads)
- Bead, fancy jasper, 6mm faceted round (84 beads)
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, dark red coral, 4mm Xilion bicone (21 beads)
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, dark red coral, 6mm Xilion bicone (14 beads)
- Link, silver-plated brass, 10x9mm pretzel shape (22 links)
- Focal, antiqued silver-plated brass, 34x34mm filigree diamond (3 focals)
- Jumpring, silver-plated brass, 4mm round, 20 gauge (9 jumprings)
- Jumpring, silver-plated brass, 5mm round, 18 gauge (63 jumprings)
- Headpin, silver-plated brass, 1 inch, 24 gauge (72 headpins)
- Headpin, silver-plated brass, 1 inch, 21 gauge (88 headpins)
- Headpin, silver-plated brass, 1-1/2 inches, 21 gauge (10 headpins)
- Eyepin, silver-plated brass, 1 inch, 24 gauge (18 eyepins)
- Earwire, silver-plated brass, 19mm fishhook with 3mm ball and 4mm coil with open loop, 21 gauge (2 earwires)
- Clasp, lobster claw, silver-plated brass, 13x8mm (1 clasp)
- Chain, silver-plated steel, 4mm curb
- Chain, silver-plated brass, 8mm round
- Wire, Zebra Wire, copper, silver color, round, 26 gauge
- Adhesive, E-6000 Jewelry and Craft Adhesive
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, flat-nose
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, flush-cutter
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers separate the following segments of chain:
Two 9-inch lengths of silver-plated 4mm curb chain
Two 9-inch lengths of silver-plated 8mm round chain
One ring from the 8mm round chain
String one fancy jasper 4mm round onto one silver-plated 1-inch 24-gauge headpin. 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 4mm fancy jasper drop. Repeat to create a total of thirty-seven 4mm fancy jasper drops.
Repeat to create nineteen Swarovski dark red coral 4mm bicone drops.
Repeat to create sixteen 4mm fancy jasper links using silver-plated 1-inch eyepins.
Create the following drops using silver-plated 21-gauge headpins:
Seventy-four 6mm fancy jasper drops
Fourteen Swarovski dark red coral 6mm bicone drops
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open sixty-three silver-plated 5mm jumprings and nine 4mm jumprings.
Pass one 5mm jumpring through the bottom center loop on one silver-plated 10x9mm pretzel shape link and the top left loop on a second pretzel shape link. Close the jumpring.
Repeat to connect the bottom center loop (first pretzel link) and the top right loop of a third pretzel link.
Connect the top left loop of the second pretzel link and the top right loop of the third pretzel link.
Continue to connect pretzel links graduating to a width of 5 links then reducing back to one in the opposite direction creating a diamond component.
Open the loop on one end of one 4mm fancy jasper link. Pass it through the top left loop on the first pretzel link and close. Attach the loop on the opposite end of the 4mm fancy jasper link to the top left loop on the second pretzel link.
Connect a second 4mm fancy jasper link to the top left loop on the second pretzel link and the top loop on pretzel link below it.
Continue to connect the top loops along the left side of the component.
Repeat to connect the top loops on the right side of the component.
Attach the fancy jasper drops and Swarovski drops to the loops on the pretzel links and to the 5mm jumprings connecting the links in a random pattern. Make sure to cover the entire front side of the diamond component.
Apply a generous amount of E-6000® Jewelry and Craft Adhesive to the back side of one antiqued silver-plated 34x34mm filigree diamond focal. Place the diamond focal in the center of the diamond component so the corners face the same direction.
Apply E-6000 to a second diamond focal. Place right corner so it overlaps the left corner of the previous diamond focal ending in the center.
Repeat to place the left corner of a third diamond focal overlapping the right corner of the center diamond focal.
Allow the fancy jasper and Swarovski focal to dry according to manufacturer’s instructions (approximately 24 - 72 hours).
Attach one 4mm jumpring to the loop on one silver-plated lobster claw clasp.
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the previous 4mm jumpring and close. Repeat to attach a second jumpring creating double jumprings.
Pass one 5mm jumpring through the double jumpring and the first links on one end of one 9-inch length of 4mm curb chain and one 9-inch length of 8mm round chain and close.
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the first link on the opposite end of the 4mm curb chain and the top loop on end diamond component on the fancy jasper and Swarovski focal and close.
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the single 8mm round ring from Step 1. Repeat to attach a second jumpring creating double jumprings.
Repeat Steps 13 and 14 to attach the second set of chains.
Separate two 1-1/4 inch (3 round links) lengths of silver-plated 8mm round chain.
String one fancy jasper 4mm round onto one silver-plated 1-inch 24-gauge headpin. Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a 4mm fancy jasper drop. Repeat to create a total of three 4mm fancy jasper drops.
Repeat to create one Swarovski dark red coral 4mm bicone drop.
Create one fancy jasper 4mm link using a silver-plated 1-inch eyepin.
Create five fancy jasper 6mm round drops using silver-plated 21-gauge headpins.
Open the loop on one fancy jasper 6mm round drop. Pass the loop through the first ring on one 1-1/4 inch length of 8mm round chain and close.
Repeat to attach one fancy jasper 4mm round drop to the same round link on either side of the 6mm round drop.
Attach one 6mm round drop either side of the next two round links.
Attach the loop on one end of the fancy jasper 4mm link to the last link on the opposite end of the chain. Attach one 4mm round drop to the loop either side of the chain.
Attach the loop on the opposite end of the fancy jasper 4mm link to the loop on one silver-plated fishhook earwire.
Repeat Steps 2 - 6 to create a second earring.
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