Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Black Lip Shell Focal, Paua Shell Beads and Czech Fire-Polished Glass Beads

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The stunning combination of oval, flat teardrop and round paua shell beads creates a wave-like effect of iridescence, resembling the ocean. The beads are drilled side to side for optimal presentation while their textured surface adds to the movement and depth they bring to the necklace and earrings ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut two 14-inch lengths of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String a crimp and an Accu-Guard™ wire protector onto a length of 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 and trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire.
STEP 3
String the following sequence seven times:
  • One green/teal 2mm round
  • One paua 10mm flat round
  • One 2mm round
  • One paua 10x8mm flat oval
STEP 4
String the following sequence twice:
  • One 2mm round
  • One flat oval
  • One 2mm round
  • One paua 14x10mm flat teardrop
  • One 2mm round
  • One flat oval
STEP 5
String a crimp and nine 2mm rounds. String the top left hole of a 56x52mm carved butterfly focal.

Repeat Step 2, looping around the top of the butterfly wing then finish with a crimp cover.
STEP 6
Use a 4mm jump ring to attach half a toggle clasp to the Accu-Guard.
STEP 7
Repeat Steps 2 - 6 to complete the second half of the necklace.

Earrings

STEP 1
Add a 6mm jump ring to a paua 14x10mm flat teardrop. Repeat to add a jump ring to a second flat teardrop.
STEP 2
String a paua 10x8mm flat oval onto an eye pin then create a simple loop. Repeat to create a second link.
STEP 3
Attach an ear wire, a beaded link, and the jump ring added to a flat teardrop.

Repeat to complete the second earring.

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