Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Glass Rhinestone and Imitation Rhodium-Plated Brass Drop, Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads and Antique Rhodium-Plated Pewter Beads

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There's nothing more powerful than wearing jewelry with a special meaning or personal message. This week's featured design offers exactly that with its customizable locket, sentiments of hope and breast cancer awareness ribbons. It's this stylish message of support that makes this piece so uplifting and heartwarming to the soul ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut a 22-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
Add a 6.5x5mm jump ring to a locket drop.
STEP 3
String a crimp and an Accu-Guard™ wire protector onto the beading wire. 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, trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire and add a crimp cover.
STEP 4
String the following 15 times:
  • One 3x1mm bead cap
  • One rose 6mm round
  • One bead cap
  • One 3mm silver-plated round
STEP 5
String:
  • One bead cap
  • One 6mm round
  • One bead cap
  • One 7x6mm oval
  • One bead cap
  • One 6mm round
  • One bead cap
  • One 10mm butterfly
  • One bead cap
  • One 6mm round
  • One bead cap
  • One 3mm round
STEP 6
String the jump ring added to the locket onto the beading wire then repeat Steps 3 - 5 in reverse to complete the strand.
STEP 7
Use a 6.5x5mm jump ring to attach half of a tab clasp to one end of the strand. Repeat with the second half of the clasp on the opposite end to complete the necklace.

Earrings

STEP 1
String a 3x1mm bead cap, a rose 6mm round and a bead cap onto a head pin then create a simple loop.

Repeat to create a second drop.
STEP 2
String a 3mm silver-plated round, a 7x6mm oval and a 3mm round onto an eye pin then create a simple loop.

Repeat to create a second beaded link.
STEP 3
Pass the loop of an ear wire through the loop of a beaded link then close. Pass the loop of a drop through the second loop of the beaded link then close.

Repeat to complete the second earring.

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