Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Gold-Plated Brass Drops, Swarovski Crystal and Gold-Plated Brass Beads


Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut one 38-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
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 one portion of one gold-plated 7.5mm round button clasp. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach one 4mm jumpring to the second portion of the clasp.
STEP 3
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One 12Kt gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-guard™ wire protector
  • The jumpring attached to one portion of the clasp
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 gold-plated 4mm crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 4
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Thirty (6 inches) gold-plated 5x1mm twisted tube beads
  • Repeat this stringing sequence a total of two hundred and forty-one times
    • One Swarovski emerald 3mm bicone
    • One gold-plated 16x1.5mm dangle drop
  • One Swarovski emerald 3mm bicone
  • Thirty (6 inches) gold-plated 5x1mm twisted tube beads
STEP 5
Repeat Step 3 using the second portion of the clasp to secure the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
Remove the wire from one end of one gold-plated 30mm round beading hoop.
STEP 2
String onto the wire of the beading hoop one Swarovski emerald 3mm bicone and one gold-plated 16x1.5mm dangle drop. Repeat this sequence to string a total of thirteen sets then string one Swarovski emerald 3mm bicone.
STEP 3
Insert the wire into back into the end of the beading hoop.

Tip: To secure the wire into the end, crimp with pliers or use an adhesive (optional).
STEP 4
String one Swarovski emerald 3mm bicone onto one gold-plated 1-1/2 inch eyepin. 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 3mm bicone link.
STEP 5
Open the loop on one end of the Swarovski 3mm bicone link. Pass the loop through the loop on one gold-plated 16x1.5mm dangle drop. Close the loop.
STEP 6
Open the loop on the opposite end of the Swarovski 3mm bicone link. Pass the loop through the interior loop on one gold-plated 30mm round beading hoop. Close the loop.

Open the loop on one gold-plated fishhook earwire. Pass the loop through the exterior loop on the beading hoop. Close the loop.
STEP 7
Repeat Steps 1 - 6 to create a second earring.

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