Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal and Dione® Large-Hole Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut one 1-1/2 inch and one 3-inch length of gunmetal-plated 8mm round chain.
STEP 2
String one Swarovski greige 8mm round bead onto a 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 Swarovski greige 8mm round bead drop.
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open one 6mm twisted jumpring. Pass it though the first link on the 1-1/2 inch length of gunmetal-plated 8mm round chain and the loop on a lobster claw clasp. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach one 6mm twisted jumpring to the last link one the 1-1/2 inch length of gunmetal-plated 8mm round chain.

Repeat to attach the Swarovski greige 8mm round bead drop to the first link on the 3-inch length of gunmetal-plated 8mm round chain and a 6mm twisted jumpring to the last link.
STEP 4
Using flush-cutters, cut a 21-inch length of gunmetal Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire: one crimp tube, a gunmetal-plated Accu-Guard™ wire protector and the jumpring attached to the last link on the 1-1/2 inch length chain. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the Accu-Guard. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite®) inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.

Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.
STEP 5
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Eleven Swarovski greige 6mm round beads
  • Twenty-seven sets of one Swarovski and plastic 7mm mini rondelle and one Swarovski greige 8mm bicone bead
  • Two sets of one Dione® black 14x8mm rondelle and one Swarovski greige 6mm bicone bead
  • One Dione black 14x8mm rondelle
  • Two sets of one Swarovski greige 8mm bicone beads and one Swarovski and plastic 7mm mini rondelle
  • Eleven Swarovski greige 6mm round beads
STEP 6
Place one crimp tube onto the beading wire after bead. String on one crimp tube, a gunmetal-plated Accu-Guard and the jumpring attached to the last link on the 3-inch length chain. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, pulling the wire tight against the last bead. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the necklace. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim excess wire from the end.

Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.

Earrings

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut two single 8mm links of gunmetal-plated 8mm round chain.
STEP 2
String one Swarovski greige 6mm round bead, one Dione black 14x8mm rondelle and one Swarovski greige 6mm round bead onto a 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 triple bead drop.
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open the loop on one earwire. Pass it though one 8mm circle link on the round chain. Close the loop.

Open one 4.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the 8mm circle link and the loop on the top of the triple bead drop.
STEP 4
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to create the second earring.

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