Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Antique Gold-Finished "Pewter" (Zinc-Based Alloy) Focals and Charms and Wood Beads

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The sun face focal component on the 26-inch necklace is inspired by talisman, or amulet jewelry. This type of jewelry is often believed to be a token of good luck that brings joy, positive action or good memories to the wearer. This expression, often based on sacred symbols of ancient traditions, religions or mystical concepts, is reinvented for modern trends in long-lasting ''pewter'' with ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut two 12-inch lengths and one 8-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
Pass one 6mm jumpring through the loop on one 38mm sun focal then close. Repeat to attach a second jumpring.

Attach one 6mm jumpring to each portion of the toggle clasp.

Middle Strand

STEP 3
String onto one 8-inch length of 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.
STEP 4
String onto the beading wire six sets of: one light blue 5-6mm round and one dark yellow 8x4mm rondelle.

Continue to string the sun focal, then repeat the above pattern in the opposite direction.

Repeat Step 3 to secure the strand.

Outer Strands

STEP 5
Repeat Step 3 using one 12-inch length of beading wire. Attach one portion of the toggle clasp to the Accu-Guard.
STEP 6
String onto the beading wire:
  • Five light blue 5-6mm rounds
  • Two sets of:
    • Five dark yellow 5-6 rounds
    • One light blue 5-6mm round
    • Three dark yellow 5-6mm rounds
    • One light blue 5-6mm round
    • One dark yellow 5-6mm round
    • One light blue 5-6mm round
    • Three dark yellow 5-6mm rounds
    • One light blue 5-6mm round
  • Five dark yellow 5-6mm rounds
Repeat Step 3 to secure the strand.
STEP 7
Repeat Steps 5 and 6 to create a second strand.
STEP 8
Pass one 6mm jumpring through the Accu-Guard on one 12-inch strand, one 16x15mm butterfly charm and the Accu-Guard on one end of the 8-inch strand then close.

Repeat to attach the second 12-inch strand to the opposite end of the 8-inch strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut two 10-inch lengths of beading wire.
STEP 2
Place a Bead Stopper on the end of one length of beading wire.

String onto the beading wire:
  • Two light blue 5-6mm rounds
  • Five sets of:
    • One dark yellow 8x4mm rondelle
    • One light blue 5-6mm round
Continue to string one dark yellow 8x4mm rondelle, then repeat the above sequence in opposite direction.
STEP 3
String one crimp onto the beading wire. Remove the bead stopper from the opposite end of the beading wire, then pass the wire through the crimp in the opposite direction. Pull tight to form a hoop, then crimp. Trim excess wire from both ends.

Close one bottom clamp over the crimp then form a loop.
STEP 4
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to create a second beaded hoop.

Attach one earwire to each bead tip using one 6mm jumpring.

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