Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Seed Beads, Czech Glass Druk Beads and Swarovski Crystal

Necklace

Seed Bead Drops

STEP 1
Apply a small amount of Magic-Glos® to the center of one round bezel cup drop. Use a toothpick to spread the Magic-Glos to cover the surface of the bezel. (This should create a very thin layer of Magic-Glos.)

Tip: If bubbles occur while applying the Magic-Glos, quickly pass a torch close over the surface to release them.
STEP 2
Placing Delica® seed beads into the bezel in the pattern of your choice, covering the Magic-Glos.
STEP 3
Place the drop on a flat surface in direct sunlight or a UV light and cure for approximately 5 - 10 minutes according to manufacturer's instructions.

Apply 1 - 2 more layers of Magic-Glos until the seed beads are entirely covered, curing between each layer.
STEP 4
Before curing the last layer, incorporate one Swarovski crystal AB 8mm solaris flat back into the design then cure.
STEP 5
Repeat Steps 1 - 3 to create two 12mm, two 16mm, four 20mm and one 38mm seed beaded drops in the patterns of your choice.

Note: Two of the 20mm drops will be used for the earrings.
STEP 6
Using 4mm jumprings connect one ribbed bail to the loop on each seed beaded drop.

Necklace Assembly

STEP 7
Cut one 20-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire and one 17-inch length of 4mm flat cable chain.
STEP 8
String onto the beading wire one 2x2mm crimp bead and one 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.

Crimp the crimp bead then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Finish with a 4mm crimp cover.
STEP 9
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Seventeen Czech black 4mm rounds
  • Twelve Czech black 6mm rounds
  • Three Czech cobalt 6mm rounds
  • Two Czech light cobalt 6mm rounds
  • Two Czech black 4mm rounds
  • One 12mm seed beaded drop
  • One Czech light cobalt 6mm round
  • One Czech transparent turquoise 6mm round
  • Two Czech black 4mm rounds
  • One 16mm seed beaded drop
  • Two Czech transparent turquoise 6mm round
  • One Czech turquoise 6mm round
  • Two Czech black 4mm rounds
  • One 20mm seed beaded drop
  • One Czech turquoise 6mm round
  • One Czech lime 6mm round
STEP 10
Continue to string two Czech black 4mm rounds and one 38mm seed beaded drop. Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 9 in the opposite direction to string the second half of the necklace then repeat Step 8 to secure the strand.
STEP 11
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loop on one lobster claw clasp, the Accu-Guard on one end of the strand and the first link on the length of chain then close.

Repeat to connect one 6mm twisted jumpring, the Accu-Guard on the opposite end of the strand and the last link on the opposite end of the chain.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one Czech transparent turquoise 6mm round onto one 1-1/2 inch eyepin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second link.
STEP 2
Attach the loop on one end of one link to the loop on one 20mm seed beaded drop. Repeat to attach the loop on the opposite end of the link to one fishhook earwire.
STEP 3
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to create a second earring.

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