Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Riverstone Gemstone Beads, Swarovski Crystal and Glass Rhinestone and Antiqued Silver-Finished Steel and Pewter Focal

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut one 20-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open eight silver-plated 8x6mm oval jumprings.

Pass one oval jumpring through the loop on one antiqued silver-finished lobster claw clasp. Close the jumpring.

Attach one jumpring to each loop on one heart with wings focal.
STEP 3
String the following onto one antiqued silver-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One riverstone 8mm round
  • One Swarovski and plastic 6x3mm rondelle
  • One riverstone 6mm round
  • One Swarovski and plastic 5x2.5mm rondelle
  • One riverstone 4mm round
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 riverstone drop.
STEP 4
Pass one open oval jumpring through the loop on the riverstone drop and a second oval jumpring. Close the jumpring. Repeat adding six more oval jumprings creating a jumpring chain.
STEP 5
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One silver-plated 2.5x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-guard™ wire protector
  • The oval jumpring attached to the lobster claw clasp
STEP 6
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 antiqued silver-plated 4mm crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 7
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Repeat this sequence to string a total of thirteen sets:
    • One riverstone 4mm round
    • One Swarovski and plastic 5x2.5mm rondelle
  • Repeat this sequence to string a total of nine sets:
    • One riverstone 6mm round
    • One Swarovski and plastic 6x3mm rondelle
  • Repeat this sequence to string a total of seven sets:
    • One riverstone 8mm round
    • One Swarovski and plastic 7x3mm rondelle
STEP 8
Continue to string the following:
  • The jumpring on the right side of the heart with wings focal
  • Repeat this sequence to string a total of three sets:
    • One Swarovski and plastic 7x3mm rondelle
    • One riverstone 8mm round
  • One Swarovski and plastic 7x3mm rondelle
  • The jumpring on the left side of the heart with wings focal
STEP 9
Repeat the sequence in Step 7 in the opposite direction to finish stringing the necklace.
STEP 10
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One silver-plated 2.5x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-guard™ wire protector
  • The last oval jumpring on the jumpring chain
Repeat Step 6 to secure the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one antiqued silver-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One riverstone 8mm round
  • One Swarovski and plastic 6x3mm rondelle
  • One riverstone 6mm round
  • One Swarovski and plastic 5x2.5mm rondelle
  • One riverstone 4mm round
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 riverstone drop.

Repeat to create a total of six riverstone drops.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open eight silver-plated 8x6mm oval jumprings.
STEP 3
Pass one jumpring through the loop on one riverstone drop and one loop on the bottom of one antiqued silver-finished 25x19.5mm heart lock link. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach one riverstone drop to the other two loops on the bottom of the heart lock link.
STEP 4
Pass one jumpring through the loop on one stainless steel oval earwire and the shackle of the heart lock. Close the jumpring.
STEP 5
Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to create a second earring.

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