Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Wood Beads

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This week's project is an earthy treasure, offering a bounty of harvest-colored beads in a visually pleasing stringing pattern. The flame pattern on the natural wood beads has been burned into the white wood for an artisan appeal. This wood is known locally in the Philippines as ''manga-manga'' wood. The other wood beads in this design are refined from fast-growing cultivated Taiwanese Cheesewood, all ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut a 34-inch piece of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String onto the 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 3
String the following pattern onto the beading wire twice:
  • One 6mm yellow round
  • One 6x5mm brown rondelle
  • One 8x4mm orange rondelle
  • One 6mm dark forest green round
  • One 8x4mm orange rondelle
  • One 6mm light forest green round
  • Three 8x4mm orange rondelles
  • One 6mm light forest green round
  • One 6x5mm brown rondelle
  • One 6mm dark forest green round
  • One 8mm orange round
STEP 4
String one 6mm yellow round then the following sequence:
  • Three 8x4mm orange rondelles
  • One 6mm yellow round
  • One 6x5mm brown rondelle
  • One 6mm light forest green round
  • One 8mm orange round
Continue by stringing the sequence in reverse.
STEP 5
String the following sequence:
  • One 6x5mm brown rondelle
  • One 6mm yellow round
  • One 6x5mm brown rondelle
  • One 8x4mm orange rondelle
  • One 6mm dark forest green round
  • One 8x4mm orange rondelle
  • One 6mm light forest green round
  • Three 8x4mm orange rondelles
  • One 12mm light forest green round
  • One 6x5mm brown rondelle
  • One 12mm yellow round
  • One 6x5mm brown rondelle
  • One 16mm burnt round
  • One 6x5mm brown rondelle
  • One 12mm orange round
  • One 6x5mm brown rondelle
  • One burnt round
  • One 6x5mm brown rondelle
  • One 12mm light forest green round
  • One 6x5mm brown rondelle
  • One burnt round
  • One 6x5 brown rondelle
  • One 12mm light forest green round
  • One 6x5mm brown rondelle
  • One burnt round
  • One 6x5 brown rondelle
STEP 6
String the following sequence:
  • One 12mm orange round
  • One 6x5mm brown rondelle
  • One 16mm burnt round
  • One 6x5mm brown rondelle
  • One 12mm yellow round
STEP 7
Repeat Steps 2 - 5 in reverse to finish the strand.
STEP 8
Use a 4.5mm jumpring to connect a lobster claw clasp to one end of the beaded strand.

Repeat to attach a 6mm jumpring to the opposite end of the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one 4x2mm heishi, one 16mm burnt round, one 8x4mm orange rondelle and one 6mm yellow round onto a 2-inch headpin, then create a simple loop.

Repeat to create a second drop.
STEP 2
Pass the loop of an earwire through the simple loop of a beaded drop created in Step 1, then close.

Repeat to complete the second earring.

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