Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Multi-Wood / -Shell Focal, Paua Shell and Wood Beads

Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Multi-Wood / -Shell Focal, Paua Shell and Wood Beads

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Necklace

STEP 1
Cut one 25-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String onto the 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 3
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Two sets of:
    • One brown 6x5mm rondelle
    • Two light brown 8x4mm rondelles
  • Three sets of:
    • One brown 6x5mm rondelle
    • One paua shell 13x10mm flat oval
  • Three sets of:
    • One brown 6x5mm rondelle
    • Two light brown 8x4mm rondelles
  • Three sets of:
    • One brown 6x5mm rondelle
    • Two paua shell 13x10mm flat ovals
  • One brown 6x5mm rondelle
  • Two light brown 8x4mm rondelles
  • One brown 6x5mm rondelle
  • One paua shell 13x10mm flat oval
  • One brown 6x5mm rondelle
  • One multi-wood 44x40 butterfly focal
  • 15 paua shell 13x10mm flat ovals
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.
STEP 4
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loop on one portion of the clasp and the Accu-Guard on one end of the strand then close. Repeat to attach the second portion of the clasp to the opposite end of the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one paua shell 13x10mm flat oval onto one 1-inch headpin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second paua shell drop.
STEP 2
String onto one 1-1/2 inch eyepin: one brown 6x5mm rondelle, two light brown 8x4mm rondelles and one brown 6x5mm rondelle then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second wood link.
STEP 3
Pass one 4mm jumpring through one paua shell drop and the loop on one end of one wood link then close. Repeat to attach an earwire to the opposite end of the link.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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