Bib-Style Necklace and Earrings with Swarovski Crystal

Necklace

STEP 1
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers, open ten silver-plated 4mm jumprings and ten 5mm jumprings.
STEP 2
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the end loop of one half-round drop and one 4mm jumpring and close the jumpring. Pass one 5mm jumpring through the closed 4mm jumpring and one Swarovski Bermuda blue baguette drop and close the jumpring.

Pass one 4mm jumpring through the opposite end loop of the half-round drop, one 4mm jumpring and the end loop of a second half-round drop and close. Pass one 5mm jumpring through the closed 4mm jumpring and one Swarovski Bermuda blue baguette drop and close.

Repeat to connect a total of 9 half-round drops and 10 Swarovski baguette drops.
STEP 3
Using flush-cutters cut one 18-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 4
String onto the beading wire, one silver-plated 2.5x2mm crimp bead and one silver-plated 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 silver-plated 4mm crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 5
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Three Swarovski bronze 4mm pearls
  • Three Swarovski bronze 6mm pearls
  • Repeat this sequence to string a total of three sets:
    • One silver-plated 4x2mm heishi
    • One Swarovski metallic blue 4mm bicone
    • One Swarovski bronze 6mm pearl
    • One Swarovski metallic blue 4mm bicone
    • One silver-plated 4x2mm heishi
    • One Swarovski golden shadow 12mm arrow
    • One Swarovski bronze 4mm pearl
    • One Swarovski golden shadow 12mm arrow
STEP 6
Continue to string the following:
  • The first 4mm jumpring of the bib section created in Step 2
  • One Swarovski bronze 8mm pearl
Continue to string each 4mm jumpring from the bib section with one Swarovski bronze 8mm pearl between each jumpring.
STEP 7
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 5 in the opposite direction to string the second half of the necklace.
STEP 8
Repeat Step 4 then open one 5mm jumpring and one 4mm jumpring. Pass the loop end of the lobster claw clasp through the 4mm jumpring and one Accu-Guard and close the jumpring. Pass the oval jumpring through the opposite Accu-Guard and close.
STEP 9
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers, open forty-four silver-plated 4mm jumprings and forty-five 5mm jumprings.

Pass one 4mm jumpring through the end loop of one half-round drop, one 4mm jumpring and the bottom loop of the first half-round drop connected to the necklace. Close the jumpring. Pass one 5mm jumpring through the closed 4mm jumpring and one Swarovski Bermuda blue baguette drop and close.

Pass one 4mm jumpring through the opposite end loop of the half-round drop, one 4mm jumpring, the end loop of a second half-round drop and the bottom loop of the next half-round drop on the necklace. Close the jumpring. Pass one 5mm jumpring through the closed 4mm jumpring and one Swarovski Bermuda blue baguette drop and close.

Continue this pattern graduating down to one half-round drop.

Pass one 5mm jumpring through one Swarovski Bermuda blue baguette drop and the bottom loop on the last half-round drop and close the jumpring to complete the bib.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one silver-plated 1-1/2 inch eyepin:
  • One 4mm Swarovski bronze pearl
  • One 12mm Swarovski golden shadow arrow
  • One 4x2mm silver-plated heishi
  • One 4mm Swarovski metallic blue bicone
Using chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, and flush cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the eyepin creating a Swarovski link.
STEP 2
Open the loop on one silver-plated leverback earwire. Pass it through the simple loop on the Swarovski link near the end with the blue bicone and close.
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers, open three silver-plated 4mm jumprings and six 5mm jumprings.

Pass one 4mm jumpring through the end of the Swarovski link near the bronze pearl, the middle loop of one half-round drop and one 4mm jumpring. Close the jumpring.

Pass one 5mm jumpring through the closed 4mm jumpring and one Swarovski Bermuda blue baguette drop and close.
STEP 4
Pass one 4mm jumpring through one of the bottom loops of the half-round drop, the middle loop of a second half-round drop and one 4mm jumpring. Close the jumpring. Pass one 5mm jumpring through the closed 4mm jumpring and one Swarovski Bermuda blue baguette drop and close.

Pass one 4mm jumpring through the opposite bottom loop of the half-round drop, the middle loop of a third half-round drop, one 4mm jumpring and close. Pass one 5mm jumpring through the closed 4mm jumpring and one Swarovski Bermuda blue baguette drop and close.
STEP 5
Pass one 5mm jumpring through the outer bottom loop of the second half-round drop and one Swarovski Bermuda blue baguette drop and close the jumpring.

Repeat with the outer bottom loop of the third half-round drop.

Pass one 5mm jumpring through the center two loops of both half-round drops and one Swarovski Bermuda blue baguette drop and close.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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