Lariat-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Gold-Plated Brass Beads, Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads and Enamel and Gold-Plated Pewter Charm

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This week's featured design gives a subtle nod to the holidays with its festive bells, enamel wreath charm focal and stunning combination of gold-plated brass stardust beads alongside Preciosa Czech crystal beads. The stardust beads offer an eye-catching stardust finish with the look of precious metal at a fraction of the cost. They add beautiful texture and detailing to the piece for a sophisticated statement in ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut one 3-foot length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire and two 1/2 inch lengths of French wire.

Pass one 6mm jumpring through the loop on one Christmas wreath charm then close.
STEP 2
String onto the length of beading wire: one crimp and one 1/2 inch length of French wire. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the French wire 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 onto the beading wire:
  • Eight sets of:
    • Four sets of:
      • One light Siam 4mm bicone
      • One 6mm stardust round
    • One light Siam 4mm bicone
    • One 8mm stardust round
    • One light Siam 4mm bicone
    • One 10mm stardust round
    • One light Siam 4mm bicone
    • One 8mm stardust round
  • Four sets of:
    • One light Siam 4mm bicone
    • One 6mm stardust round
  • One Christmas wreath charm (through the center of the front of the wreath)
  • Five sets of:
    • One light Siam 4mm bicone
    • One 8mm stardust round
  • Six sets of:
    • One light Siam 4mm bicone
    • One 10mm stardust round
STEP 4
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.
STEP 5
Pass one 4mm jumpring through one 12mm bell and the French wire on one end of the strand (under the wreath charm) then close.

Repeat to attach one lobster claw clasp to the opposite end of the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
String onto a 2-inch eyepin:
  • One light Siam 4mm bicone
  • One 8mm stardust round
  • One light Siam 4mm bicone
  • One 10mm stardust round
  • One light Siam 4mm bicone
  • One 8mm stardust round
  • One light Siam 4mm bicone
Form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second link.
STEP 2
Pass one 4mm jumpring through one 12mm bell and one end of one link then close. Attach one earwire to the opposite end of the link.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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