Single-Strand Necklace and Earrings with Swarovski Crystal and Gold-Plated Brass Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
String onto a gold-plated headpin: one Swarovski crystal golden shadow 8mm rondelle, one gold-plated 5x2mm heishi bead and one gold-pated 3x2mm rondelle bead onto the straight end of a headpin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire to create a bead drop.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 6x4mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the lobster claw clasp. Close the jumpring.

Open one 8mm jumpring. Pass it through the bead drop and one 6x4mm oval jumpring. Repeat to attach four sets of one 8mm jumpring and one 6x4mm oval jumpring to create an extender chain.
STEP 3
Using flush-cutters, cut a 20-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire: one crimp tube, one gold-plated Accu-Guard™ and the last 6x4mm jumpring on the extender 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 4
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Nine sets of:
    • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 8mm rondelle bead
    • One gold-pated 3x2mm rondelle bead
  • One gold-plated 5x2mm heishi bead
  • Eight sets of:
    • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 12mm rondelle
    • One gold-plated 5x2mm heishi bead
  • One gold-plated 12x6mm filigree dome bead cap (fitted to the 12mm rondelle)
  • One Swarovski white opal 12mm rondelle
  • One gold-plated 5x2mm heishi bead
  • Eight sets of:
    • One Swarovski white opal 12mm
    • One gold-plated 5x2mm heishi bead
  • One Swarovski white opal 12mm rondelle
  • One gold-plated 12x6mm filigree dome bead cap (fitted to the 12mm rondelle crystal)
  • One gold-plated 5x2mm heishi bead
  • Eight sets of:
    • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 12mm rondelle
    • One gold-plated 5x2mm heishi bead
  • Nine sets of:
    • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 8mm rondelle
    • One gold-plated 3x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 8mm rondelle
STEP 5
String onto the beading wire:
  • One crimp tube
  • One gold-plated Accu-Guard
  • One 6x4mm oval jumpring
Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, pulling the wire tight against the Accu-Guard and the jumpring. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the necklace. Place a small amount of gel adhesive 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.

Open the 6x4mm jumpring and pass it through the loop on the lobster claw clasp. Close the jumpring.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one gold-plated headpin:
  • One gold-plated 12x6mm filigree dome bead cap (fitted to 12mm rondelle crystal)
  • One Swarovski white opal 12mm rondelle
  • One gold-plated 5x2mm heishi bead
  • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 8mm rondelle
  • One gold-plated 3x2mm heishi bead
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire to create a crystal-wrapped bead drop. Repeat to create two crystal-wrapped bead drops.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open the loop on an earwire. Pass it through the loop on the one crystal-wrapped bead drop. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to create the second earring.

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