Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Cultured Freshwater Pearls and Swarovski® Crystals

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The stick pearls in this 48-inch rope necklace and dangle earring set are a welcome addition to spring style statements. Their color ranges from white to silver-white and are center-drilled for endless stringing and wire-wrapping possibilities. The popular "stick" shape allows for motion in the pieces and the odd-numbered groupings create a well-balanced design. Odd numbers are more visually appealing, memorable and impactful than even-numbered pairings in jewelry ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut a 52-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
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 then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire.
STEP 3
String the following five times:
  • A vintage rose 4mm round
  • A light green #11 seed bead
String the following three times:
  • A stick pearl
  • A light green seed bead
Repeat 22 more times.
STEP 4
String the following five times:
  • A vintage rose 4mm round
  • A light green #11 seed bead
STEP 5
Repeat Step 3 to secure the end of the strand.
STEP 6
Use a 4mm jump ring to attach half a toggle clasp to one end of the beaded strand. Repeat to add the second half of the clasp to the opposite end.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto an eye pin three times:
  • A vintage rose 4mm round
  • A light green #11 seed bead
String one more 4mm round then create a simple loop.

Repeat to create a second link.
STEP 2
String the following onto a head pin twice:
  • A stick pearl
  • A light green seed bead
String one more 4mm round then create a simple loop.

Repeat to create a second drop.
STEP 3
Use a 4mm jump ring to attach a beaded link and a beaded drop. Pass the loop of an earwire through the second loop of the beaded link.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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