Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal, Bugle Beads and Seed Beads

Necklace

Beaded Rivolis

STEP 1
Cut ten 3-foot lengths and four 2-foot lengths of FireLine® thread. Thread a #10 beading needle with one 3-foot length of FireLine almost doubling the thread (to make it easier to work with) but leaving a tail so you are working with only one thread.
STEP 2
String five sets of one bugle bead and one #11 seed bead then bring the seed beads toward the end of the thread, leaving a 3-inch tail.

Pass the needle back through all five sets of beads, then through the first bugle bead strung once more. Pull the thread so the beads tighten up and form a ring. This is the first base row.
STEP 3
String one #11 seed bead then pass the needle through the next bugle bead. Repeat to stitch a second #11 seed bead between each bugle bead in the ring. Pass the needle through the first bugle bead one more time.
STEP 4
String three #15 rocaille seed beads then pass the needle through the next bugle bead. Position the #15 rocailles so they rest between the two seed beads.

Repeat to stitch a set of three #15 rocaille between each set of two #11 seed beads in the ring.
STEP 5
Pass the needle through first bugle bead then through an adjacent seed bead.

String one #15 rocaille, one bugle bead and one #15 rocaille then pass the needle through the next #11 seed bead. Repeat to stitch a total of five sets creating a second row. Pass the needle back through the first set ending with the second #15 rocaille.
STEP 6
String one #11 seed bead then stitch through the next set in the second row. Repeat to stitch a #11 seed bead between each set in the second row.

Pass the needle back through the first set ending with the second #15 rocaille. Repeat Step 4 to stitch three #15 rocailles between the #11 seed beads between each set in the second row.
STEP 7
After the last set of three #15 rocailles is added pass the needle through one #11 seed bead. String one bugle bead then pass the needle through the next #11 seed bead. Repeat to stitch a total of five bugle beads creating a third row. Pass the needle back through the first bugle bead in the row.

Pull the thread so the beads tighten up finishing the bezel then trim excess thread.
STEP 8
Place one Swarovski vitrail light 14mm rivoli into the bezel (front facing the first row). Pull the thread tight then stitch through the last row once more, keeping the thread tight.
STEP 9
Repeat Steps 2-8 to create a total of nine beaded rivolis. (Two beaded rivolis will be for the earrings.)

Necklace Assembly

STEP 10
Thread a #10 beading needle with one 3-foot length of FireLine almost doubling the thread (to make it easier to work with) but leaving a tail so you are working with only one thread.
STEP 11
Leaving a 3-inch tail, stitch through the five sets of #11 seed beads and bugle beads in the third row on one beaded rivoli, moving clockwise. Continue through the first set once more to secure the thread.

With the thread exiting one #11 seed bead string twelve #15 rocailles. Skip one bugle bead then stitch through the remainder of the third row once more creating a loop.
STEP 12
Position the thread so it is exiting the opposite corner on the same side of the bezel from the #15 rocailles loop.
STEP 13
String three #15 rocailles, one tanzanite 4mm bicone and three #15 rocailles. Pass the needle through the top two sets of #11 seed beads and bugle beads on the next beaded rivoli. Repeat to connect all seven beaded rivolis.
STEP 14
After the last beaded rivoli has been connected, stitch through the five sets of #11 seed beads and bugle beads in the third row. String twelve #15 rocailles then continue through the entire third row two more times to secure the thread. Trim excess thread.
STEP 15
Thread a #10 beading needle onto each end of one with one 2-foot length of FireLine, leaving a tail on each. String ten #15 rocailles onto one end of the thread.
STEP 16
Continue to string onto one end of the thread, one bugle bead and two #15 rocailles. Repeat on the opposite end of the thread. Pass one end of the thread through the loop on one end of the beaded rivolis (Step 11) then double the thread in half creating two strands.
STEP 17
String onto both ends of the thread: one tanzanite 4mm bicone, one tanzanite 8mm round and one tanzanite 4mm bicone.
STEP 18
Separate the ends of the thread and string onto one end: two #15 rocailles, one bugle beads and two #15 rocailles. Repeat on the opposite end of the thread.

Repeat this sequence to string a total of five sets then string one tanzanite 4mm bicone, one tanzanite 8mm round and one tanzanite 4mm bicone. Secure both ends of the strand with a Bead Stopper™.
STEP 19
Repeat Steps 15 and 16 a second 2-foot length of thread. Pass the needle on both ends of the thread through the first set of Swarovski beads from the first strand. Repeat Step 18 using the strung sets of Swarovski bead from the first strand.
STEP 20
Remove the Beads Stopper then string onto all four ends of the thread; one bottom clamp-on bead tip and one #15 rocaille. Pass the thread back through the rocaille in the same direction then close the bead tip to secure the thread in place.

Optional: If desired place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the bead tip.
STEP 21
Using one 4mm jumpring connect the loop on the end of the bead tip to one portion of the toggle clasp.
STEP 22
Repeat Steps 15-21 using the loop on the opposite loop on one end of the beaded rivolis (Step 11) to create the second half of the necklace.

Earrings

STEP 1
Pass one 4mm jumpring between the first and second row, around one #11 seed bead, and through the loop on one leverback earwire then close.

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