Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Czech Glass Beads and Gold-Finished Brass and Rhinestone Rondelles

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Classic and sophisticated, the symmetrical single-strand necklace and statement hoop earring set is a jewelry-maker’s dream. This project is easy to string and ready for profitable jewelry lines with economical Czech druk beads that look like a million bucks. Designers can substitute different colors of beads in this design for unlimited style possibilities. Add to wedding, holiday and special occasion jewelry collections for a ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut a 22-inch length 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. Finish with a crimp cover.
STEP 3
String the following onto the beading wire four times:
  • One 6mm matte cream round
  • One 6mm dipped décor cream round
  • One 6mm cream round
  • One 6mm dipped décor mint round
STEP 4
String the following onto the beading wire three times:
  • One 8mm matte cream round
  • One 7x3mm clear rondelle
  • One 8mm dipped décor cream round
  • One 7x3mm peridot rondelle
  • One 8mm cream round
  • One clear rondelle
  • One 8mm dipped décor mint round
  • One peridot rondelle
STEP 5
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One 8mm matte cream round
  • One clear rondelle
  • One 8mm dipped décor cream round
  • One peridot rondelle
  • One 8mm cream round
  • One clear rondelle
  • One 8mm dipped décor mind round
  • One clear rondelle
STEP 6
String the following onto the beading wire three times:
  • One 8mm cream round
  • One peridot rondelle
  • One 8mm dipped décor cream round
  • One clear rondelle
  • One 8mm matte cream round
  • One peridot rondelle
  • One dipped décor mint round
  • One clear rondelle
STEP 7
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One 8mm cream round
  • One peridot rondelle
  • One 8mm dipped décor cream round
  • One clear rondelle
  • One 8mm matte cream round
STEP 8
Repeat Steps 2 - 3 in reverse to complete the strand.
STEP 9
Use a 4.5mm jumpring to attach 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 8mm matte cream round, one 7x3mm peridot rondelle and one 8mm cream round onto a 1-inch headpin then create a simple loop.

Repeat to create a second drop.
STEP 2
String a 6mm matte cream round onto a 1-inch eyepin then create a simple loop.

Repeat to create a second link.
STEP 3
String the following onto a 40mm beading hoop:
  • One 6mm matte cream round
  • One 6mm dipped décor cream round
  • One 6mm cream round
  • One 8mm dipped décor mint round
  • One 6x3mm clear rondelle
  • One 7x3mm peridot rondelle
  • One 8mm cream round
  • One 7x3mm clear rondelle
  • One 8mm dipped décor cream round
  • One 7x3mm peridot rondelle
  • One 8mm matte cream round
  • One 7x3mm clear rondelle
  • One 8mm dipped décor mint round
  • One 7x3mm peridot rondelle
  • One 8mm cream round
  • One 7x3mm clear rondelle
  • One 8mm dipped décor cream round
  • One 7x3mm rondelle
  • One 8mm matte round
  • One 6x3mm clear rondelle
  • One 6mm dipped décor mint round
  • One 6mm cream round
  • One 6mm dipped décor cream round
  • One 6mm matte cream round
Insert the end of the beading hoop wire into the hole at the top, then crimp with chain nose pliers to secure.

Repeat to bead a second beading hoop.

Tip: For additional security apply a small amount of adhesive to inside of the hole.
STEP 4
Pass the loop of a drop created in Step 1 through the loop on the inside of the beading wire, then close.

Repeat to add the second drop to the second beading hoop.
STEP 5
Pass a loop of a beaded link created in Step 2 through the top loop of a beading hoop then close. Pass the opposite loop of the bead link through the loop of a leverback earwire, then close.

Repeat to complete the second earring.

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