Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal, Silver-Coated Plastic Focals and Gunmetal-Plated Chain

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut the following:
  • One 16-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire
  • One 17-inch length gunmetal-plated 7mm flat curb chain
  • One 2-inch length of gunmetal-plated 6.7x4mm cable chain
  • Five 6-inch lengths of Zebra Wire™
STEP 2
String onto the 16-inch length of beading wire one sterling silver 2x2mm twisted crimp bead and 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 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 3mm crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 3
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One Swarovski crystal dark grey 8mm round pearl
  • One Swarovski crystal light grey 8mm round pearl
  • One Swarovski crystal dark grey 8mm round pearl
  • One Swarovski crystal amethyst AB 8mm bicone
Repeat this stringing sequence to create a total of eleven sets.

Continue to string the following:
  • One Swarovski crystal dark grey 8mm round pearl
  • One Swarovski crystal light grey 8mm round pearl
  • One Swarovski crystal dark grey 8mm round pearl
STEP 4
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.
STEP 5
Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters begin forming a wrapped loop on one end of one 6-inch length of Zebra Wire. Pass the loop through one silver-coated plastic 32x5mm spike focal then finish the wrapped loop. (For a more secure loop, wrap the wire around the pliers twice when forming the loop.)

String onto the straight end of the wire one Swarovski amethyst 10.5mm BeCharmed pavé bead and one Swarovski light grey 6mm round pearl. Allow the BeCharmed pavé to cover the loop on the spike focal. Form a wrapped loop on the opposite end of the wire creating a Swarovski pavé and spike drop.

Repeat to create a total of five Swarovski pavé and spike drops.
STEP 6
String onto one silver-plated 3/4 inch ball headpin one Swarovski crystal amethyst AB 8mm bicone. 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 Swarovski amethyst AB drop.
STEP 7
Using chain-nose and bent-nose pliers open seven gunmetal-plated 6mm jumprings.
STEP 8
Pass one 6mm jumpring through the loop on one Swarovski pavé and spike drop and a link on the 17-inch length of flat curb chain, approximately 7 inches (thirty-two links) from one end. Close the jumpring.

Continue to attach a total of five Swarovski pavé and spike drops to every third link on the chain.
STEP 9
Pass one 6mm jumpring though the top loop on the two loop side of one gunmetal-finished 16x7mm end bar and the Accu-Guard on one end of the Swarovski pearl and bicone strand. Close the jumpring.

Pass one 6mm jumpring through the bottom loop on the end bar and the first link on one end of the flat curb chain. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach and end bar to the opposite ends of the strand and flat curb chain.
STEP 10
Pass one 6mm jumpring through the first link on one end of the 2-inch length of cable chain and the loop on the Swarovski amethyst AB drop. Close the jumpring.

Pass one 6mm jumpring through the last link on the opposite end of the 2-inch length of cable chain and the single loop side on the end bar. Close the jumpring.
STEP 11
Attach the one gunmetal-plated lobster claw clasp to the single loop side of the end bar on the opposite end of the necklace using a 6mm jumpring.

Earrings

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut two 6-inch lengths of Zebra Wire.
STEP 2
Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters begin forming a wrapped loop on one end of one 6-inch length of Zebra Wire. Pass the loop through one silver-coated plastic 32x5mm spike focal then finish the wrapped loop. (For a more secure loop wrap the wire around the pliers twice when forming the loop.)

String onto the straight end of the wire one Swarovski amethyst 10.5mm BeCharmed pavé bead and one Swarovski light grey 6mm round pearl. Allow the BeCharmed pavé to cover the loop on the spike focal. Form a wrapped loop on the opposite end of the wire creating a Swarovski pavé and spike drop.

Repeat to create a total of two Swarovski pavé and spike drops.
STEP 3
String onto one silver-plated 1-inch eyepin one Swarovski crystal amethyst AB 8mm bicone. 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 Swarovski amethyst AB link.

Repeat to create a total of two Swarovski amethyst AB links.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose and bent-nose pliers open the loop on one end of the Swarovski amethyst AB bicone link. Pass the loop through the loop on the Swarovski pavé and spike drop. Close the loop.

Repeat to attach the loop on the opposite end of the link to one silver-finished fishhook earwire.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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