Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal and Glass Rhinestone Spacers

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut the following:
  • Accu-Flex professional-quality beading wire: one 15-inch length and one 18-inch length
  • Four 4-1/2 inch lengths 3mm flat figure 8 chain

First Strand

STEP 2
Open the larger loop on one 8x4mm infinity link. Pass the loop through the hole in one crystal AB 12mm sun drop then close. Pass the smaller loop on the infinity link through the loop on one 4mm round bead with loop then close creating a sun drop component.

Repeat to connect a total of six crystal AB 12mm sun drop components and one crystal AB 19mm sun drop component.

Repeat to connect a total of two Bermuda blue 12mm sun drop components, four Bermuda blue 19mm sun drop components and one Bermuda blue 33mm sun drop component.
STEP 3
String onto the 15-inch length of beading wire: one crimp and one Accu-Guard™ wire protector. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. 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, then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Finish with a 4mm crimp cover.
STEP 4
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One metallic blue 2X 3mm bicone
  • The top hole in one clear 32.5x7.5mm 5-strand spacer
  • Ten metallic blue 2X 3mm bicones
  • Eleven metallic blue 2X 4mm bicones
  • Five metallic blue 2X 6mm bicones
  • Repeat this sequence to string three sets:
    • One crystal AB 12mm sun drop component
    • Two metallic blue 2X 6mm bicones
STEP 5
Continue to string one metallic blue 2X 6mm bicone, one crystal AB 19mm sun drop component and one metallic blue 2X 6mm bicone.

Repeat the sequence in Step 4 in the opposite direction to string the second half of the necklace. Repeat Step 3 to secure the strand.

Second Strand

STEP 6
Repeat Step 2 using the 18-inch length of beading wire to begin the second strand.
STEP 7
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One crystal AB 4x3mm rondelle
  • The bottom hole in the first clear 32.5x7.5mm 5-strand spacer (Step 4)
  • 17 crystal AB 4x3mm rondelles
  • 15 crystal AB 6x4mm rondelles
  • Two crystal AB 8x6mm rondelles
  • One Bermuda blue 12mm sun drop component
  • Three crystal AB 8x6mm rondelles
  • Repeat this sequence to string three sets:
    • One Bermuda blue 19mm sun drop component
    • Three crystal AB 8x6mm rondelles
STEP 8
Continue to string one crystal AB 8x6mm rondelle, one Bermuda blue 33mm sun drop component and one crystal AB 8x6mm rondelle.

Repeat the sequence in Step 7 in the opposite direction, using the bottom hole in the second clear 32.5x7.5mm 5-strand spacer (Step 4), to string the second half of the necklace. Repeat Step 3 to secure the strand.

Necklace Assembly

STEP 9
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the Accu-Guard on one end of the first strand and the first link on one length of 3mm flat figure 8 chain then close. Repeat to attach a second jumpring creating double jumprings.

Repeat to attach the Accu-Guard on the opposite end of the first strand to the first link on a second length of chain.

Repeat to attach the second strand to the remaining lengths of chain.
STEP 10
Close Up of Lady Pass one 8x6mm oval jumpring through the last links of chain on one end of the first and second strands then close.

Pass one 4mm jumpring through the last links of chain on the opposite end of the first and second strand and the loop on the lady's hand clasp then close.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one 1-inch headpin:
  • One crystal AB 8x6mm rondelle
  • One crystal AB 6x4mm rondelle
  • One metallic blue 2X 3mm bicone
Form a simple loop creating a crystal AB rondelle drop.

Repeat to create a total of four crystal AB rondelle drops.
STEP 2
Attach one Bermuda blue 12mm sun drop to the large loop on one 8x4mm infinity link creating a Bermuda blue 12mm sun drop component. Repeat to create a total of two Bermuda blue 12mm sun drop components.
STEP 3
Pass the loop on one leverback earwire to the corner loop on two 14x14mm square links (back-to-back) then close.

Repeat to attach one Bermuda blue 12mm sun drop component to the set of loops on the opposite corner from the earwire.

Repeat to attach one crystal AB rondelle drop to the set of loops on either side of the square links.
STEP 4
Repeat Step 3 to create a second earring.

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