Triple-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Riverstone Gemstone Beads, TierraCast® Beads and Gold-Finished "Pewter" Beads

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There's nothing more joyous than red and green jewelry around the holidays and this week's triple-strand necklace with dangle earrings are ready for the celebratory season. The flattering necklace design complements high necklines and sheath dresses for a beautiful statement. Pair with tone-on-tone red or green, black or metallics for a ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut two 3-1/2 inch lengths of gold-plated brass chain. Continue to cut one 13-inch length, one 15-inch length and one 18-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
Using the straight end of one 3-inch eyepin, form a double-wrapped loop to create a double-wrapped loop link.

Repeat to create a total of two double-wrapped loop links.
STEP 3
String one crimp onto the 13-inch beading wire. Pass the beading wire through the double-wrapped loop of the first double-wrapped loop link. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the double-wrapped loop 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 the following onto the 13-inch beading wire:
  • Three 2.5mm faceted rounds
  • Two sets of:
    • One emerald green 4mm round
    • One beet red 13x4mm tube
    • One emerald green 4mm round
    • One 6mm square bead
  • Two sets of:
    • One emerald green 4mm round
    • One 6mm square bead
  • One emerald green 4mm round
  • One beet red 13x4mm tube
  • One emerald green 4mm round
STEP 5
String one 11x6mm flat oval "JOY" bead onto the beading wire then repeat Step 4 in the opposite direction.

Repeat Step 3 using the second double-wrapped loop link to secure the strand.
STEP 6
Repeat Step 3 using the 15-inch length of beading wire then string the following:
  • Three 2.5mm faceted rounds
  • One emerald green 4mm round
  • One 7mm flat flower bead
  • One emerald green 4mm round
  • One beet red 13x4mm tube
  • One emerald green 4mm round
  • One 2.5mm faceted round
  • One emerald green 4mm round
  • One 7mm flat flower bead
  • One emerald green 4mm round
  • One 2.5mm faceted round
  • One emerald green 4mm round
  • One beet red 13x4mm tube
  • One emerald green 4mm round
  • One 7mm flat flower bead
  • One emerald green 4mm round
  • One 7mm flat flower bead
  • One emerald green 4mm round
  • One beet red 13x4mm tube
  • One emerald green 4mm round
  • One 11x6mm flat oval "JOY" bead
STEP 7
String one emerald green 4mm round onto the beading wire then repeat Step 6 in the opposite direction.

Repeat Step 3 using the second double-wrapped loop link to secure the strand.
STEP 8
Repeat Step 3 using the 17-inch length of beading wire then string the following:
  • Three 2.5mm faceted rounds
  • One emerald green 4mm round
  • Four sets of:
    • One beet red 13x4mm tube
    • One emerald green 4mm round
    • One 9mm flower bead
    • One emerald green 4mm round
  • One 11x6mm flat oval "JOY" bead
  • One emerald green 4mm round
STEP 9
String one 11x6mm flat oval "JOY" bead onto the beading wire then repeat Step 8 in the opposite direction.

Repeat Step 3 using the second double-wrapped loop link to secure the strand.
STEP 10
Straighten out the simple loop on one of the double-wrapped loop links then pass the straight end of the wire through one 11.5x11mm cone. Still using the straight end of the wire, form a double-wrapped loop.

Repeat using the second double-wrapped loop link and a second 11.5x11mm cone to create the three-strand component.
STEP 11
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loop at the end of one 3-1/2 inch length of chain and the unused loop on one end of the three-strand component then close.

Repeat, using the second length of chain and the remaining loop on the opposite end of the three-strand component.
STEP 12
Use a 4mm jumpring to connect the end of one length of chain to one half of one toggle clasp. Repeat using the end of the second length of chain and the second half of the toggle clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one 9mm flower bead onto one 1-inch headpin then form a simple loop to create one flower drop. Repeat to create a total of two flower drops.
STEP 2
String onto one 2-inch eyepin: one emerald green 4mm round, one beet red 13x4mm tube and one emerald green 4mm round then form a simple loop to create one tube link. Repeat to create a total of two tube links.
STEP 3
Connect the loop of one flower drop to one loop of one tube link. Connect the loop of one earstud to the remaining loop of the tube link then attach one earnut to the earstud to create an earring.

Repeat to create a total of two earrings.

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