Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Czech Pressed Glass Beads, Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Beads and Swarovski® Crystals


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You’ll love how this week’s highlighted design is ready to take flight with a major feel-good style statement. The symmetrical stringing pattern of the red Czech pressed glass beads with the metal heishi spacer beads is beautifully crafted to ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Mix Devcon® 2 Ton® 30-Minute Epoxy according to manufacturer's instructions.

Use a toothpick to apply a thin bead of epoxy along the surface of one 25x14mm open wing bead. Affix clear flat backs to the surface of the open wing bead. Repeat to cover the surface of four 25x14mm open wing beads and four 33.5x18mm open wing beads.

Allow the wing beads to dry for approximately thirty minutes.
STEP 2
String onto one 1-inch headpin: one opaque red 10x9.5mm heart bead (small end first) and one 4x2mm smooth heishi. Form a simple loop creating a heart drop.
STEP 3
Cut one 16-inch length of Accu-Flex professional-quality beading wire and one 3-inch length of 3.5mm curb chain.

Use one 8mm jumpring to attach the heart drop to the first link on the length of chain.
STEP 4
String onto the beading wire: one crimp, one Accu-Guard™ wire protector and the ring attached to the lobster claw clasp. 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 crimp cover.
STEP 5
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Four sets of:
    • One red 10x9.5mm heart bead (small end first)
    • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
    • One red 10x9.5mm heart bead (large end first)
    • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • Two sets of:
    • One red 10x9.5mm heart bead (small end first)
    • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
    • One red 10x9.5mm heart bead (large end first)
    • One 25x14mm rhinestone wing bead
  • Four sets of:
    • One red 10x9.5mm heart bead (small end first)
    • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
    • One red 10x9.5mm heart bead (large end first)
    • One 33.5x18mm rhinestone wing bead
  • Two sets of:
    • One red 10x9.5mm heart bead (small end first)
    • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
    • One red 10x9.5mm heart bead (large end first)
    • One 25x14mm rhinestone wing bead
  • Four sets of:
    • One red 10x9.5mm heart bead (small end first)
    • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
    • One red 10x9.5mm heart bead (large end first)
    • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
STEP 6
Continue to string: one red 10x9.5mm heart bead (small end first), one 4x2mm smooth heishi and one red 10x9.5mm heart bead (large end first). Repeat Step 4, using the jumpring attached to the length of chain, to secure the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
Mix Devcon 5-Minute® Epoxy according to manufacturer's instructions.

Use a toothpick to apply a thin bead of epoxy along the surface of one 25x14mm open wing bead. Affix clear flat backs to the surface of the open wing bead. Repeat to cover the surface of a second 25x14mm open wing bead. Allow the wing beads to dry for approximately five minutes then affix rhinestones to the back side of each wing bead.
STEP 2
Cut two 1/2 inch lengths and two 3/4 inch lengths of 3.5mm curb chain.
STEP 3
String one opaque red 10x9.5mm heart bead (small end first) onto one 1-inch headpin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of four heart drops.

String onto one 1-inch eyepin: one 4x2mm smooth heishi, one rhinestone wing bead and one 4x2mm smooth heishi then from a simple loop. Repeat to create a second rhinestone wing bead link.
STEP 4
Attach one heart drop to the first link on each length of chain.
STEP 5
Attach the last link on one 1/2 inch length and one 3/4 inch length to the bottom loop on one rhinestone wing link. Pass one 4mm jumpring through the top loop and the loop on one fishhook earwire then close.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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