Triple-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski® Crystals, Antiqued Gold-Finished Bronze Cones and Gold-Plated Brass Beads and Bead Caps

Necklace

STEP 1
Mix Araldite® Standard Epoxy according to manufacturer's instructions.

Apply a thin layer of epoxy to the center of the bezel of one 13x13mm square tab clasp and to the back of one crystal AB 8x8mm square fancy stone embellishment. Press the embellishment into the setting then allow the clasp to set (approximately 90 minutes).
STEP 2
Cut one 18-inch, one 19-inch and one 20-inch length of Accu-Flex professional-quality beading wire and two 1/2 inch lengths of French wire.

First Strand

STEP 3
String the following onto the 18-inch length beading wire:
  • One crimp
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One white alabaster 6mm round
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One 4mm smooth round
  • The bar in one bead hanger cup
Pass the beading wire back through the previous beads and back through the crimp. Pull the beads are snug 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 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One dark indigo 6mm bicone
  • One crystal AB 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • One dark indigo 6mm bicone
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One 3mm smooth round
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One white alabaster 6mm round
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One dark indigo 6mm bicone
  • One 3mm smooth round
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One white alabaster 6mm round
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
STEP 5
Continue to string one 3mm smooth round then repeat the stringing sequence in Step 4 once more.
STEP 6
Continue to string the following:
  • One 4mm smooth round
  • One metallic gold #11 seed bead
  • One dark indigo 11x5.5mm briolette drop
  • One metallic gold #11 seed bead
Repeat this sequence to string a total of 17 sets then string one 4mm smooth round.

Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 4 in the opposite direction then string one 3mm round. Repeat Step 4 in the opposite direction once more then repeat Step 3 to secure the strand.

Second Strand

STEP 7
String one dark indigo 6mm bicone onto one 1-inch eyepin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second dark indigo 6mm bicone link.
STEP 8
String the onto the 19-inch length beading wire: one crimp, one length of French wire and the first loop on one dark indigo 6mm bicone link. Pass the beading wire back through the previous beads and 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 9
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One 4mm smooth round
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One white alabaster 6mm round
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One 4mm smooth round
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap
  • One dark indigo 8mm round
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap
  • One 4mm smooth round
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One white alabaster 6mm round
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One 4mm smooth round
STEP 10
Continue to string one dark indigo 6mm bicone then repeat the stringing sequence in Step 9 once more.
STEP 11
Continue to string:
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap
  • One dark indigo 11x10mm large dome
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap
  • One white alabaster 8mm round
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap
  • One dark indigo 11x10mm large dome
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap
  • One 4mm smooth round
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One dark indigo 6mm bicone
  • One crystal AB 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • One dark indigo 6mm bicone
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One 4mm smooth round
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap
  • One white alabaster 8mm round
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap
  • One 4mm smooth round
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap
  • One dark indigo 11x10mm large dome
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap
  • One dark indigo 11x10mm large dome
STEP 12
Continue to string: 8x4mm fancy round bead cap, one white alabaster 8mm round and one 8x4mm fancy round bead cap then repeat the sequence in Step 11 in the opposite direction.

Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 9 in the opposite direction then string one dark indigo 6mm bicone. Repeat Step 9 in the opposite direction once more then repeat Step 8 to secure the strand.
STEP 13
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loop on one 12x3mm hinged oval bail and the loop on the opposite end of one dark indigo 6mm bicone link on one end of the strand then close. Repeat to attach a bail to the opposite end of the necklace.

Third Strand

STEP 14
Repeat Step 3 using the 20-inch length of beading wire to begin the third strand.

String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One white alabaster 6mm round
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One 4mm smooth round
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One dark indigo 6mm bicone
  • One crystal AB 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • One dark indigo 6mm bicone
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One 3mm smooth round
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One white alabaster 6mm round
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • Repeat this sequence to string two sets:
    • One 3mm smooth round
    • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
    • One dark indigo 6mm bicone
    • One crystal AB 6x3.5mm rondelle
    • One dark indigo 6mm bicone
    • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
    • One 3mm smooth round
    • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
    • One white alabaster 6mm round
    • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One 4mm smooth round
  • One 20x13mm petal cone
  • One dark indigo 12x9mm Artemis
  • One 4mm smooth round
  • One white alabaster 4mm round
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One dark indigo 6mm bicone
  • One crystal AB 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • One dark indigo 6mm bicone
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One white alabaster 4mm round
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One dark indigo 11x10mm dome
  • One 4mm smooth round
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap
  • One white alabaster 8mm round
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap
  • One 4mm smooth round
  • One 20x13mm petal cone
  • One dark indigo 12x9mm Artemis
  • One 4mm smooth round
  • One white alabaster 4mm round
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap
  • One dark indigo 11x10mm dome
  • One 4mm smooth round
STEP 15
Continue to string one crystal AB 6x3.5mm rondelle then repeat the sequence in Step 14 to string the second half of the necklace. Repeat Step 3 to secure the strand.
STEP 16
Use one 4mm jumpring to attach one 12x3mm hinged oval bail to the loop on each portion of the tab clasp.

Attach one of the previous hinged bails to one ring on one bead hanger connector. Attach one bead hanger on one end of the first and third strands and the hinged oval bail on one end of the second strand to the ring on the opposite end of the bead hanger connector. Repeat to connect the opposite ends of the necklace to the second portion of the clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
String onto one 1-inch eyepin: one 7x4mm flower bead cap, one white alabaster 6mm round and one 7x4mm flower bead cap then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second white alabaster link.
STEP 2
String onto one 1-inch headpin: one 4mm smooth round, one dark indigo 12x9mm Artemis and one 20x13mm petal cone then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second flower cone drop.
STEP 3
Attach one flower cone drop to the first loop on one white alabaster link. Attach the loop on the opposite end of the link to the loop on one fishhook earwire.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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