Multi-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Golden Lip Shell Flower Focals and Swarovski Crystal Headpins

This delightful necklace and earring set combines elegant mother of pearl with a cheerful, springtime look.

Earrings

STEP 1
Place a Swarovski crystal headpin through the hole on one small flower, working from front to back, so the crystal rests on the front of the flower.
STEP 2
Using round-nose pliers or chain-nose pliers, grip the headpin on the back side of the flower and bend the headpin up, to a 90 degree angle.
STEP 3
Place the round-nose pliers on the headpin 3/4 inch above the top of the flower. Bend the wire up and over the round-nose pliers, toward the front of the flower. Continue bending the wire around until it meets the crystal on the headpin flower.
STEP 4
Wrap the wire around the crystal on the headpin, wrapping until the wire can't be seen. You've just created a bail on the flower.
STEP 5
Open the bottom loop of an earwire and slip the bail on; close the earwire. If necessary, twist the bottom of the earwire so the flower hangs in the direction you'd like.
STEP 6
Repeat Steps 1 - 5 to make a second earring.
STEP 7
Place a rondelle and the large flower onto a Swarovski crystal headpin as you did in Step 1.

Necklace

STEP 8
Repeat Steps 2 - 5 to create a pendant; set aside.
STEP 9
Cut four equal lengths of waxed-cotton cord (make the cord the desired length of the necklace plus 2 inches). Place a small knot on each end of each strand. Trim excess cord.
STEP 10
Slip one knot into one opening of the multi-strand end; pull the cord into position.
STEP 11
Repeat, adding all four strands; close both ends of the multi-strand end. For added security, you can inject Hypo tube cement into the multi-strand end through the hole in the center, near the loop. Let the adhesive dry.
STEP 12
Repeat Step 11 for the other end of your necklace.
STEP 13
Open one jumpring and link it through the loop of the multi-strand end and the loop on one half of your clasp; close the jumpring.
STEP 14
Repeat Step 13, on the other end.
STEP 15
Add large flower pendant over all four strands, at the center of your necklace. Your necklace and earring set are complete. Enjoy!

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