Triple-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal Beads and Sterling Silver Beads, Drops and Links

Making the links

STEP 1
Using wire nippers, cut the following lengths of sterling silver figaro chain:
  • One 9-1/2 inches
  • Two 9mm (must have 2 large links)
  • Eighteen 15mm (must have 3 large links)
  • Two 18mm
  • Three 30mm
  • Four 40mm (must have 7 large links)
  • Two 43mm
  • One 45mm
STEP 2
Place one 4mm jonquil bicone onto an eyepin. Finish the end with a simple loop, creating a jonquil crystal bead link.

Repeat to create a total of nine.

Repeat to make eight 4mm Capri blue crystal bead links.
STEP 3
Place one 4mm jonquil bicone crystal onto a headpin. Finish the end with a simple loop to create a jonquil crystal bead drop. Repeat to create 10 jonquil crystal bead drops.
STEP 4
Using the wire nippers, cut a 3-1/2 inch length of 24-gauge wire. Thread on the 6mm jonquil top-drilled faceted bicone then make a briolette wrapped loop to secure the crystal.

First Strand

STEP 5
Using two pairs of chain-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on one half of the clasp. Close the jumpring.
STEP 6
Using the wire nippers, cut a 16-inch length of Accu-Flex® Professional Quality Beading Wire. String onto the wire, one crimp tube and a 1/2 inch piece of French wire. Pass the wire through the jumpring on the end of one side of the clasp and back through the crimp tube, leaving approximately 1-inch of wire on one side of the crimp. Pull the wire so the crimp tube and the French wire are close to the jumpring and the French wire is formed into a nicely curved tube. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using the wire nippers, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 7
String onto the beading wire one of each in the following order:
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 4mm jonquil bicone crystal
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 4mm Capri blue bicone crystal
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 6mm jonquil bicone crystal
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 4mm Capri blue bicone crystal
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 6mm jonquil bicone crystal
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 4mm Capri blue bicone crystal
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 6mm jonquil bicone crystal
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 4mm Capri blue bicone crystal
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 6mm jonquil bicone crystal
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 4mm Capri blue bicone crystal
  • 5mm spiral barrel bead
  • 6mm jonquil bicone crystal
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 4mm Capri blue bicone crystal
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 6mm jonquil bicone crystal
  • 5mm spiral barrel bead
  • 4mm Capri blue bicone crystal
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 5mm smooth with twist bead
  • 6mm jonquil bicone crystal
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 4mm Capri blue bicone crystal
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 6mm jonquil bicone crystal
  • 5mm smooth with twist bead
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 4mm Capri blue bicone crystal
  • 5mm spiral barrel bead
  • 6mm jonquil bicone crystal
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 4mm Capri blue bicone crystal
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 6mm jonquil bicone crystal
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 5mm smooth with twist bead,
  • 4mm Capri blue bicone crystal
  • 4mm sterling silver jumpring
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 6mm jonquil bicone crystal
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
  • 5mm spiral barrel bead
  • 4mm sterling silver bead
STEP 8
Add one crimp tube and a 1/2 inch piece of French wire after the last bead strung in Step 7. Pass the beading wire through a 4mm jumpring then back through the crimp tube. Pull the wire snugly so the crimp and the French wire are closer to the jumpring and the French wire is shaped into a nicely curved tube. Make sure there is no slack along the strand. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using the wire nippers, trim the excess wire from the end.
STEP 9
Repeat Steps 5 - 8 on the second side of the clasp.
STEP 10
Attach the jumpring from Step 8 to a loop on the 14x10x4mm oval sterling silver link with forget-me-not flowers. Repeat, attaching the jumpring from Step 9 to the other loop on the link.

Second Strand

STEP 11
Open a jumpring then pass it through a loop on the end of the clasp, below the first jumpring, and through one large link on one 15mm section of sterling silver Figaro chain. Close the jumpring. Using chain-nose pliers, open the loop on one end of one jonquil crystal bead link and pass the loop through the last link on the other end of the 15mm section of figaro chain. Close the loop. Continue connecting one of each element in the following pattern:
  • 15mm chain
  • 4mm jonquil crystal bead link
  • 15mm chain
  • Capri blue crystal bead link
  • 15mm chain
  • 2.8mm jumpring
  • 9x4mm sterling silver drop
  • 2.8mm jumpring
  • 15mm chain
  • 4mm jonquil crystal bead link
  • 15mm chain
  • Capri blue crystal bead link
  • 15mm chain
  • 2.8mm jumpring
  • 9x4mm sterling silver drop
  • 2.8mm jumpring
  • 15mm chain
  • Capri blue crystal bead link
  • 15mm chain
  • 4mm jonquil crystal bead link
  • 15mm chain
  • Capri blue crystal bead link
  • 15mm chain
  • 2.8mm jumpring
  • 9x4mm sterling silver drop
  • 2.8mm jumpring
  • 15mm chain
  • Capri blue crystal bead link
  • 15mm chain
  • 4mm jonquil crystal bead link
  • 15mm chain
  • 2.8mm jumpring
  • 9x4mm sterling silver drop
  • 2.8mm jumpring
  • 15mm chain
  • Capri blue crystal bead link
  • 15mm chain
  • 4mm jonquil crystal bead link
  • 15mm chain
  • 4mm jonquil crystal bead link
  • 15mm chain
Open a 4mm jumpring and pass it through the loop on the other end of the clasp, below the first jumpring, and through the large link on the end of the last 15mm section of sterling silver Figaro chain. Close the jumpring.
STEP 12
Open a 2.8mm jumpring and pass it through the bottom loop on the first 9x4mm sterling silver link strung in Step 11, below the first jumpring, and through the large link on the end of the 9-1/2 inch length of sterling silver Figaro chain. Close the jumpring.

Open a 2.8mm jumpring and pass it through the last link on the other end of the chain to the bottom loop of the fourth 9x4mm sterling silver drop strung in Step 11.
STEP 13
Establish the center of the 9-1/2 inch length of chain. Open the loop of one 4mm jonquil crystal bead drop and pass it through one of the large links to the left of the center of the chain. Close the loop. Add one jonquil crystal bead drop to the large link to the right of the center. Continue adding 4mm jonquil crystal bead drops to the large links in the chain until each side has five.

Creating the pendant drop assembly

STEP 14
Open a 4mm jumpring and pass it through the loop on the oval flower link (from Step 10), the last large link in a 18mm length of chain and the last link in a 40mm length of chain. Close the jumpring.

Open a jumpring between the 4mm Capri blue crystal and 4mm sterling silver bead on one half of the necklace, in the first strand. Add the last link in one 43mm length of chain, the last link in one 30mm length of chain and the last link in the 40mm chain attached to the oval forget-me-not link at the center of the necklace.

Repeat for the other side of the forget-me-not link and the other bead strand.
STEP 15
Open a 4mm jumpring then pass it through the loop on the oval flower link (from Step 10), below all the other jumprings, and the last large link in a 9mm length of chain. Close the jumpring.

Open another jumpring and attach it to the last link on the other end of the 9mm length of chain and to the loop above the 20mm sterling silver forget-me-not drop with three loops. Close the jumpring.
STEP 16
Repeat Step 15 for the other side of the necklace.
STEP 17
Open a jumpring and pass it through one loop on the end of the 20mm drop and through the last link of one 40mm and one 45mm chain. Close the jumpring. Open the loop on one end of a 4mm jonquil crystal bead link and pass it through the same loop the chains are attached to. Close the loop. Open the loop on the other end of the jonquil crystal bead link and add the top of the wrapped briolette loop. Close the bead link loop.
STEP 18
Open a jumpring and pass it through the center loop of the 20mm drop and a loop on a jonquil crystal bead link. Close the jumpring. Add a Capri blue crystal bead link to the loop on the other end of the jonquil bead link. Close the loop. Open the loop on the other end of the Capri blue crystal bead link and pass it through the top link of the filigree flower heart drop. Close the loop.
STEP 19
Open a jumpring and pass it through the other loop on the end of the 20mm drop and the last large link in a 30mm length of chain and the last link in a 40mm length of chain. Close the jumpring.

Open a jumpring and pass it through the same loop on the end and one loop on a 4mm Capri blue crystal bead link. Close the jumpring. Open the link on the other end of the Capri blue crystal bead link and pass it through the loop on top of the 8mm flower drop. Close the loop.

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