Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Druzy Agate Focal, Gold-Plated Brass Beads and Cupchain

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut the following:
  • One 20-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire
  • One 5-cup length of clear glass rhinestones and gold-finished 4mm cupchain
STEP 2
Attach one gold-finished 4.5x4.5mm cupchain connector to the last link on one end of the 5-cup length of cupchain creating a cupchain drop.
STEP 3
String onto one clear cubic zirconia and 14Kt gold-filled 1-1/2 inch headpin the loop on the cupchain drop and the hole in one druzy agate freeform focal. Create a bail using the straight end of the headpin creating a druzy agate and cupchain focal.
STEP 4
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One silver-plated 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-Guard™ wire protector
  • One 14x10mm oval jumpring on one gold-plated self-closing hook 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 5
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Repeat this sequence to string a total of eight sets:
    • One gold-plated 4mm stardust round
    • One Swarovski crystal AB and gold-plated 8x3.5mm rondelle
    • One gold-plated 4mm stardust round
    • One gold-plated 10mm smooth round
  • One gold-plated 4mm stardust round
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and gold-plated 8x3.5mm rondelle
  • One gold-plated 4mm stardust round
  • One gold-plated 12x6mm filigree dome bead cap (open end facing away from the stardust round)
  • One gold-plated 10mm smooth round
  • One gold-plated 12x6mm filigree dome bead cap (open end facing the smooth round)
  • Repeat this sequence to string a total of three sets:
    • One gold-plated 4mm stardust round
    • One Swarovski crystal AB and gold-plated 8x3.5mm rondelle
    • One gold-plated 4mm stardust round
    • One gold-plated 10mm smooth round
  • One gold-plated 4mm stardust round
STEP 6
Continue to string the bail on the druzy agate and cupchain focal.
STEP 7
Repeat Step 5 in the opposite direction to string the second half of the necklace.

Repeat Step 4 to secure the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut two 5-cup lengths of clear glass rhinestones and gold-finished 4mm cupchain.
STEP 2
Attach one gold-finished 4.5x4.5mm cupchain connector to the last link on each end of one 5-cup length of cupchain creating a cupchain link. Repeat to attach cupchain connectors to the second length of cupchain.
STEP 3
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-1/2 inch headpin:
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and gold-plated 8x3.5mm rondelle
  • One gold-plated 4mm stardust round
  • One gold-plated 12x6mm filigree dome bead cap (open end facing away from the stardust round)
  • One gold-plated 10mm smooth round
  • One gold-plated 12x6mm filigree dome bead cap (open end facing the smooth round)
  • One gold-plated 4mm stardust round
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 bead cap drop.

Repeat to create a total of two bead cap drops.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open the loop on one bead cap drop. Pass it through the loop on one end of one cupchain link. Close the loop.

Open the loop on one gold-plated leverback earwire. Pass it through the loop on the opposite end of the cupchain link. Close the loop.
STEP 5
Repeat Step 4 to create a second earring.

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