Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Silver-Plated Brass Drops and Swarovski® Crystals

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This week's featured jewelry design offers an ombré-like effect with a striking pattern of Swarovski crystal Xilion beads in Siam, light Siam, fuchsia, rose and light rose. The 4mm Xilion bicone beads are delicate and feminine for a sophisticated feel. Resembling the flash of a diamond, these revolutionary Xilion bicone beads offer an increased number of facets, alternating large and small, and a slightly rounder girdle for added comfort in wearability ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut two 16-inch lengths and one 10-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire and six 1/2 inch lengths of French wire.
STEP 2
Cut the loop off a 17x17mm filigree heart charm.

Add a 4mm jumpring to the loop of a second 17x17mm filigree heart charm.
STEP 3
String onto a 16-inch length of beading wire: one crimp and one 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 4
String the following 4mm bicones:
  • Five light rose
  • One rose
  • Three light rose
  • Two rose
  • Two light rose
  • Three rose
  • One light rose
  • Ten rose
  • One fuchsia
  • Three rose
  • Two fuchsia
  • Two rose
  • Three fuchsia
  • One rose
  • 15 fuchsia
  • One light Siam
  • Three fuchsia
  • Two light Siam
  • Two fuchsia
  • Three light Siam
  • One fuchsia
  • 15 light Siam
STEP 5
Repeat Step 3 to secure the end of the beading wire.
STEP 6
Repeat Steps 3 - 5 to create a second beaded strand.
STEP 7
String onto the 10-inch length of beading wire: one crimp, one length of French wire and the jumpring added to the charm in Step 2. 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 8
String the following using 4mm bicones:
  • 15 Siam
  • One light Siam
  • Three Siam
  • Two light Siam
  • Two Siam
  • Three light Siam
  • One Siam
  • 13 light Siam
STEP 9
Repeat Step 3 to secure the end of the beaded dangle.
STEP 10
Use double 6mm jumprings to connect the beaded dangle to the bottom point of the altered heart charm.
STEP 11
Use a 6mm jumpring to attach a beaded strand to the upper left portion of the altered heart charm then repeat to add half of a toggle clasp to the opposite end.

Repeat on the upper right portion of the altered heart charm with the second beaded strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following 4mm bicones onto an eyepin then create a simple loop:
  • Two Siam
  • Two light Siam
  • Two fuchsia
  • Two rose
  • Two light rose
Repeat to create a second beaded link.
STEP 2
Pass the loop of an earwire through the loop of a beaded link then use a 4mm jumpring to attach a 17x17mm filigree heart charm to the opposite end.

Repeat to complete the second earring.

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