Lariat-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski® Crystals and Silver-Plated Brass Beads and Bead Caps

Necklace

Creating Components

STEP 1
String one tanzanite shimmer 6mm bicone onto a 1-inch headpin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of 48 drops.

Repeat to create a total of 12 light amethyst shimmer drops, 12 light rose drops and 12 fuchsia AB2X drops.
STEP 2
String the following onto a 1-inch eyepin: one tanzanite AB 3mm bicone, one silver-plated 2.5mm round and three tanzanite AB 3mm bicones then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of 48 links.

Attach the loop on one tanzanite shimmer 6mm bicone drop to the loop on one tanzanite AB link. Repeat to create 48 tanzanite dangle components.
STEP 3
Attach the free loop of one tanzanite dangle component to one loop of a silver-plated 9x6mm basket bead cap. Repeat to add one dangle to each of the eight loops on the bead cap.

Repeat to embellish a total of six bead caps.
STEP 4
String a tanzanite shimmer 4mm bicone onto an eyepin then create a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of 36 links.

String the following onto an eyepin: one tanzanite AB 3mm bicone, one silver plated 2.5mm round and one tanzanite AB 3mm bicone. Create a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of 36 links.
STEP 5
Attach the loop of one light amethyst shimmer bicone drop to the loop of one tanzanite bicone link created in Step 3. Connect the opposite loop of the tanzanite link to the loop of a tanzanite/silver-plated link created in Step 3.

Repeat to create a total of 12 light amethyst shimmer dangle components, 12 light rose dangle components and 12 fuchsia AB2X dangle components.
STEP 6
Connect the unused loop of one amethyst dangle component to the loop of a 7x4mm flower bead cap. Repeat to add one dangle to each of the six loops on the bead cap.

Repeat to embellish a total of two light amethyst shimmer bead caps, two light rose bead caps and two fuchsia AB2X bead caps.
STEP 7
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loop of a tanzanite 17.5mm raindrop pendant. Close the jumpring. Repeat to create a second raindrop component.
STEP 8
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loop of a tanzanite 17.5mm raindrop pendant and one closed 4mm jumpring. Close the jumpring. Repeat to create a second long raindrop component.
STEP 9
String the following onto an eyepin: one tanzanite AB 3mm bicone, one silver-plated 2.5mm round and one tanzanite AB 3mm bicone. Create a simple loop.

Attach the link to the loop of a tanzanite 23mm raindrop pendant. Repeat to create a second large raindrop component.

Constructing the Necklace

STEP 10
Cut a 40-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 11
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One crimp bead
  • Once Accu-Guard™ wire protector
  • One short raindrop component
  • One large raindrop component
  • One long raindrop component
Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guard, leaving approximately 1/2 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 12
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One tanzanite shimmer 6mm bicone
  • One tanzanite shimmer 4mm bicone
  • One tanzanite shimmer 6mm bicone
  • One fuchsia AB2X bicone
  • Two amethyst shimmer 4mm bicones
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap embellished with fuchsia AB2X dangles
  • One tanzanite AB 3mm bicone
  • One 9x6mm basket bead cap embellished with dangles
  • One tanzanite shimmer 4mm bicone
  • One silver-plated 12mm fancy filigree cone
  • One light rose AB 4mm bicone
  • One light amethyst shimmer 6mm bicone
  • One fuchsia AB2X bicone
  • One tanzanite shimmer 6mm bicone
  • One light rose AB 4mm bicone
  • One tanzanite shimmer 6mm bicone
  • One light rose AB 4mm bicone
  • One fuchsia AB2X 4mm bicone
  • One tanzanite shimmer 4mm bicone
  • One flower bead cap embellished with light rose AB dangles
  • One tanzanite AB 3mm bicone
  • One basket bead cap embellished with dangles
  • One tanzanite shimmer 4mm bicone
  • One 12mm fancy filigree cone
  • One light rose AB 4mm bicone
  • One amethyst shimmer 6mm bicone
  • One fuchsia AB2X bicone
  • One tanzanite shimmer 6mm bicone
  • One light rose AB bicone
  • One tanzanite shimmer 4mm bicone
  • Two light rose AB 4mm bicones
  • One flower bead cap embellished with light amethyst shimmer dangles
  • One tanzanite AB 3mm bicone
  • One basket bead cap embellished with dangles
STEP 13
Continue by stringing 65 sets of a 4mm bicone of your choice and one tanzanite shimmer 6mm bicone. Then repeat the stringing sequence in Step 11 in reverse order and repeat Step 10 to complete the necklace.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one tanzanite shimmer 6mm bicone onto a headpin then create a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of 16 drops.

String the following onto an eyepin: one tanzanite AB 3mm bicone, one silver-plated 2.5mm round and three tanzanite AB 3mm bicones. Create a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of 16 links.

Connect the loop of a tanzanite shimmer 6mm bicone drop to the loop of a tanzanite AB link. Repeat to create 16 tanzanite dangle components.
STEP 2
Connect the unused loop of a tanzanite dangle component to a loop of a 9x6mm basket bead cap. Repeat to add one dangle to each of the eight loops on the bead cap.

Repeat to embellish a second bead cap.
STEP 3
String a fuchsia AB2X 4mm bicone onto a headpin. Create a simple Loop. Repeat to create a total of 12 fuchsia AB2X drops.

String a tanzanite shimmer 4mm bicone onto an eyepin. Create a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of 12 links.

String the following onto an eyepin: one tanzanite AB 3mm bicone, one silver-plated 2.5mm round and one tanzanite AB 3mm bicone.

Create a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of 12 links.
STEP 4
Connect the loop of a light amethyst shimmer bicone drop to the loop of a tanzanite bicone link created in Step 3. Connect the opposite loop of the tanzanite link to the loop of a tanzanite/silver-plated link created in Step 3.

Repeat to create a total of 12 fuchsia AB2X dangle components.
STEP 5
Connect the unused loop of one fuchsia AB2X component to a loop of a 7x4mm flower bead cap. Repeat to add one dangle to each of the six loops on the bead cap.

Repeat to embellish a second bead cap.
STEP 6
Connect the loop of a 3-inch eyepin to the loop of a 17.5mm tanzanite raindrop pendant.
STEP 7
String the following onto the 3-inch eyepin:
  • One silver-plated 2.5mm round
  • One tanzanite shimmer 6mm bicone
  • One light amethyst shimmer 4mm bicone
  • One fuchsia AB2X 4mm bicone
  • One tanzanite shimmer 4mm bicone
  • Four silver-plated 2.5mm rounds
  • One 7x4mm flower bead cap embellished with fuchsia AB2X bicones
  • One tanzanite AB 3mm bicone
  • One 9x6mm basket bead cap embellished with tanzanite shimmer bicones
  • One tanzanite shimmer 4mm bicone
  • One silver-plated 12mm fancy filigree cone
  • One silver-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One tanzanite shimmer 6mm bicone
Create a simple loop.
STEP 8
Connect an earwire to the component created in Step 7.
STEP 9
Repeat Steps 7 and 8 to create the second earring.

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