Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal, Seed Beads and Antiqued Silver-Plated Brass Cone

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut the following lengths of:
  • Accu-Flex professional-quality beading wire:
    • Seven 10-inch lengths
    • Two 10-1/2 inch lengths
    • Two 20-inch lengths
  • French wire:
    • Six 1/2 inch lengths
    • Two 1-inch lengths
  • One 4-inch length of Zebra Wire™ 20-gauge wire
Form a wrapped loop on one end of the Zebra Wire creating an eyepin.

Pendant

STEP 2
Match the ends of two 10-inch lengths of beading wire. Pass the ends through the wrapped loop then gather the four ends of beading wire and string one crimp. Pull the crimp snug against the eyepin then crimp.

Repeat to create a total of three sets of two lengths of beading wire then repeat using only one length of beading wire creating 14 lengths.
STEP 3
Create Pendant String the following onto one length of beading wire:
  • Approximately 1-1/4 inches of Czech metallic silver #11 seed beads
  • Seven crystal AB 3mm bicones
  • One crystal AB 8x8mm star
  • One crystal AB 3mm bicone
  • One crimp
Pull the beading wire so the beads are snug then crimp and trim the excess beading wire. Finish with a 3mm crimp cover.

Repeat this sequence using seven of the lengths of beading wire.
STEP 4
Repeat Step 3 to string the remaining seven lengths of beading wire, replacing the crystal AB 8x8mm star with a golden shadow 8x8mm star.
STEP 5
String onto the straight end of the eyepin: one 13x10mm filigree cone (open end over the crimp beads) and one 3mm round. Wrap the wire around the crystal golden shadow 22x16mm cosmic oval then form a wrapped loop.
STEP 6
String one crystal AB 8x8mm star onto one 1-inch headpin then form a simple loop. Pass one 8mm jumpring through the crystal AB star drop and one crystal golden shadow 22x16mm cosmic oval then close.

Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loop on one enhancer bail and the previous jumpring then close. Attach the enhancer bail to the crystal AB 14x14mm square ring.

First Strand

STEP 7
String onto one 10-1/2 inch length of beading wire: one crimp and one 1/2 inch length of French wire. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the French wire leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end.

Crimp, then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Finish with a 4mm crimp cover.
STEP 8
String onto the beading wire: seven crystal ab 4mm bicones, six crystal golden shadow 4mm rounds and three denim blue 3mm bicones in the pattern of your choice.
STEP 9
Continue to string the following onto the beading wire:
  • One crystal golden shadow 4mm round
  • One denim blue 3mm bicone
  • One crystal golden shadow 8x8mm star
  • One denim blue 3mm bicone
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
  • One denim blue 3mm bicone
  • One crystal golden shadow 8x8mm star
  • One denim blue 3mm bicone
  • One crystal golden shadow 4mm round
  • One denim blue 3mm bicone
  • One crystal golden shadow 8x8mm star
  • One denim blue 3mm bicone
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
STEP 10
Continue to string; one denim blue 3mm bicone, one crystal AB 8x8mm star and one denim blue 3mm bicone then repeat the stringing sequence in Step 5.
STEP 11
Continue to string:
  • One denim blue 3mm bicone
  • One crystal golden shadow 8x8mm star
  • One denim blue 3mm bicone
  • One crystal golden shadow 4mm round
  • One denim blue 3mm bicone
  • One crystal AB 8x8mm star
  • One denim blue 3mm bicone
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
Repeat this sequence to string a total of two sets.

Place a Bead Stopper™ on the end of the beading wire to secure the beads in place.
STEP 12
Repeat Steps 3 - 6 to create a second strand. Continue to string; one crimp and one 1-inch length of French wire. Pass the beading wire through the square ring (Step 6) and back through the crimp. Remove the Bead Stopper from the first strand then repeat to attach the strand to the square ring.

Pull each length of beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the French wire, creating even loops on either side of top corner on the square ring, opposite from the tassel. Crimp each crimp then trim the excess beading wire. Finish with a 4mm crimp cover.

Second Strand

STEP 13
String one crystal golden shadow 4mm round onto one 1-inch eyepin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second golden shadow link.
STEP 14
String one denim blue 6mm bicone onto one end of both 20-inch lengths of beading wire. Center the bead on the lengths of beading wire. Place the bicone in the center of the square ring then pull one end of the beading wire from each side of the bicone through the center of the square ring.
STEP 15
String one 1/2 inch length of French wire the end of both lengths of beading wire, on one side of the square ring, then string one crimp onto the end of both lengths. Slide the crimps until French wire is pressed snug against the bicone.

Repeat using the opposite ends of the beading wire, forming even loops around each side of the square ring, just above the side corners, then crimp.
STEP 16
String the following one set of beading wires on one side of the square ring:
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
  • One denim blue 3mm bicone
  • One crystal AB 8x8mm star
  • One denim blue 3mm bicone
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
  • One denim blue 3mm bicone
  • One crystal AB 8x8mm star
  • One denim blue 3mm bicone
  • One crystal golden shadow 4mm round
  • One denim blue 3mm bicone
  • One crystal AB 8x8mm star
  • One denim blue 3mm bicone
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
STEP 17
Continue to string the following:
  • One denim blue 3mm bicone
  • One crystal golden shadow 8x8mm star
  • One denim blue 3mm bicone
  • One crystal golden shadow 4mm round
STEP 18
Repeat Steps 15 and 16 to string a total of two sets then repeat Step 17 once more.

Continue to string the following in the pattern of your choice: eight crystal ab 4mm bicones, four crystal golden shadow 4mm rounds and four denim blue 3mm bicones.
STEP 19
Continue to string one crimp, one 1/2 inch length of French wire and the loop on one golden shadow link. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the French wire leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end.

Crimp, then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Finish with a 4mm crimp cover.
STEP 20
Repeat Steps 15 - 18 to string the opposite side of the necklace.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one crystal AB 8x8mm star onto one 1-inch headpin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second star drop.
STEP 2
String one crystal golden shadow 4mm round onto one 1-inch eyepin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second golden shadow link.
STEP 3
Pass one 8mm jumpring through the crystal AB star drop, one crystal golden shadow 22x16mm cosmic oval and the loop on one end of one golden shadow link then close.

Attach one leverback earwire to the loop on the opposite end of the golden shadow link.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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