Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Ark Shell Beads, Antiqued Pewter Charms and Seed Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut one 1-yard length of Nymo® nylon thread.
STEP 2
Thread a needle and attach a stop bead leaving a 6-inch tail. String approximately 12 inches of seed beads.
STEP 3
Apply E-6000® Jewelry and Craft adhesive around one dark brown wood 20x7mm cut tube (excluding the ends).
STEP 4
Press the seed beads so they lay close together on the thread then remove the stop bead. Beginning on one end of the cut tube, wrap the seed beaded spiraling down to the opposite end of the tube, wrapping over the tail with each time around. Secure the ends of the thread with a knot then trim excess thread.

Repeat to create a total of three seed beaded beads, including two for the earrings.

Allow to dry according to manufacturer's instructions.
STEP 5
String onto an eyepin one 10x3mm flower bead cap, one seed beaded bead and one flower bead cap. Repeat to create a total of three seed beaded bead links.
STEP 6
Separate the following lengths of shell with rectangle chain:
  • One 7-3/4 inch
  • One 9-inch
  • Two 3-3/4 inch
  • One 3-1/4 inch
  • Three 3-inch
  • Three 2-1/2 inch
  • Two 2-inch
  • One 1-1/4 inch
STEP 7
String onto an eyepin one silk mint green #11 seed bead, one mint ark shell bead and one silk mint green seed bead then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of five ark shell links.

String one paua shell 10x8mm flat oval onto one eyepin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of two paua shell links.
STEP 8
Attach one sea themed charm from the set to one end of the following lengths of chain:
  • Two 3-3/4 inch
  • One 3-1/4 inch
  • Two 3-inch
  • Three 2-1/2 inch
Attach one 5mm jumpring to two lengths of chain creating four sets.
STEP 9
Pass one 5mm jumpring through each of the previous jumprings (Step 7) and the loop on one end of one seed beaded link and close.

Use a 5mm jumpring to connect the loop on the opposite end of the seed beaded link and the loop on one end of one ark shell link.
STEP 10
Connect the following using 5mm jumprings:
  • The bar portion of the toggle clasp
  • One 9-inch length of shell chain
  • One ark shell link
  • One 1-1/4 inch length of shell chain
  • One ark shell link
  • One 3-inch length of shell chain
  • The loop on the opposite end of the ark shell link (Step 8)
STEP 11
Connect the following using 5mm jumprings:
  • The ring portion of the toggle clasp
  • One 7-3/4 inch length of shell chain
  • One ark shell link
  • One paua shell link
  • One 2-inch length of shell chain
  • One ark shell link
  • One paua shell link
  • One 2-inch length of shell chain
  • The loop on the opposite end of the ark shell link (Step 8)

Earrings

STEP 1
String one ark shell onto one headpin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of two ark shell drops.
STEP 2
Open the loop on one seed beaded link. Pass the loop through the loop on the ark shell drop and close.

Attach the opposite end of the seed beaded link to the loop on an earwire.
STEP 3
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to create a second earring.

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