Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Gold-Finished "Pewter" and Enamel Drops and Toho Beads® Seed Beads

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This week's featured jewelry project features Celtic cross drops in honor of St. Patrick's Day and any Irish-inspired day. The Celtic cross is a symbol that beautifully combines a traditional cross shape with a ring encompassing the intersection. It's a popular belief that the Celtic cross was introduced by St. Patrick. Thus, this cross is often linked with other Irish symbols of luck and good fortune like the shamrock found in the center of the drop ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut one 21-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 onto the beading wire:
  • 1-1/4 inches of frosted olivine #11 rounds
  • One pine green #11 round
  • Two frosted olivine #11 rounds
  • Two pine green #11 rounds
  • One frosted olivine #11 round
  • 1-1/4 inches of pine green #11 rounds
  • One olivine #11 round
  • Two pine green #11 rounds
  • Two olivine #11 rounds
  • One pine green #11 round
  • 1-1/4 inches of olivine #11 rounds
  • One frosted aqua #11 round
  • Two olivine #11 rounds
  • Two frosted aqua #11 rounds
  • One olivine #11 round
  • 1-1/4 inches of frosted aqua #11 rounds
  • One rainbow light topaz color-lined sea foam #11 round
  • Two frosted aqua #11 rounds
  • Two rainbow light topaz color-lined sea foam #11 rounds
  • One frosted aqua #11 round
  • 1-1/4 inches of rainbow light topaz color-lined sea foam #11 rounds
  • One milky white jonquil #11 round
  • Two rainbow light topaz color-lined sea foam #11 rounds
  • Two milky white jonquil #11 rounds
  • One rainbow light topaz color-lined sea foam #11 round
STEP 4
Continue to string 1-5/8 inches of milky white jonquil #11 rounds onto the beading wire then repeat Step 3 in the opposite direction.

Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.
STEP 5
Position one ice-pick bail over the center of the 1-5/8 inch section of milky white jonquil seed beads. Line up the picks of the bail with the hole of one 21x17mm Celtic cross charm then pinch the bail closed.

Note: View our ''Using an Ice-Pick Bail'' how-to video for more information.
STEP 6
Pass one 6x4mm oval jump ring through one Accu-Guard and one half of the toggle clasp then close. Repeat to attach a second jump ring, creating double-jump rings.

Use double jump rings to attach the second half of the toggle clasp to the remaining Accu-Guard.

Earrings

STEP 1
Open one beading hoop then string the following:
  • Three frosted olivine #11 rounds
  • One pine green #11 round
  • One frosted olivine #11 round
  • Three pine green #11 rounds
  • One olivine #11 round
  • One pine green #11 round
  • Three olivine #11 rounds
  • One frosted aqua #11 round
  • One olivine #11 round
  • Three frosted aqua #11 rounds
  • One rainbow light topaz color-lined sea foam #11 round
  • One frosted aqua #11 round
  • Three rainbow light topaz color-lined sea foam #11 rounds
  • One milky white jonquil #11 round
  • One rainbow light topaz color-lined sea foam #11 round
Continue to string three milky white jonquil #11 rounds onto the beading hoop, then repeat the above sequence in the opposite direction.

Close the beading hoop.
STEP 2
Pass one 4mm jump ring through two more 4mm jump rings then close. Attach the jump ring on one end of the chain to one 21x17mm Celtic cross charm then attach the jump ring on the opposite end of the chain to the loop on the inside of the beading hoop.

Attach one ear wire to the beading hoop.
STEP 3
Repeat Steps 1 - 2 to create a second earring.

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