Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Gemstone Beads, Crystal Passions® Beads and Gold-Finished Brass Chain

Necklace

Component Preparation

STEP 1
Cut the following:
  • Two 1/2 inch lengths of French wire
  • Two 7-1/2 inch lengths of Accu-Flex┬« professional quality beading wire
  • One 3-inch lengths of 1mm box chain
  • Nineteen 3-inch lengths of 2.5mm cable chain
STEP 2
Add a 4.5x3mm crimp end to one end of each length of box chain.
STEP 3
Pass a 5.5mm jump ring through the first link of three lengths of cable chain then close.

Repeat to create a total of 12 chain tassels.
STEP 4
Use a 4mm jump ring to connect two 5.5mm jump rings. Add a second 4mm jump ring parallel to the first to create a double jump ring connection.

Use 4mm jump rings to create a double jump ring connection between the second 5.5mm jump ring and a new 5.5mm jump ring.

Continue to use double 4mm jump ring connections to add 23 more 5.5mm jump rings to the chain.
STEP 5
Repeat Step 4 to create an extender chain with seven 5.5mm jump rings and six double 4mm jump rings.
STEP 6
String a 6mm aquamarine round on an eye pin then create a simple loop. Repeat to create the following:
  • A total of 13 aquamarine round links
  • 25 green 6mm riverstone round links
  • 12 fuchsia 6mm round links
  • 13 padparadscha 6mm round links
  • 12 yellow 6mm mountain "jade" links
STEP 7
String a yellow 4mm mountain "jade" round onto a head pin then create a simple loop.
STEP 8
Connect the following into a beaded chain component:
  • One aquamarine link
  • One green link
  • One padparadscha link
  • The jump ring of one chain tassel
Repeat to create a total of 13 box chain components.
STEP 9
Connect the following into a beaded chain component:
  • One green link
  • One fuchsia link
  • One yellow link
  • The jump ring of one chain tassel
Repeat to create a total of 12 tassel components.
STEP 10
String a crimp and a length of French wire 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 French wire 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 11
String the following pattern onto the beading wire three times:
  • One yellow 6mm round
  • One 4x2mm heishi
  • One padparadscha round
  • One heishi
  • One green round
  • One heishi
  • One aquamarine round
  • One heishi
  • One fuchsia round
  • One heishi
String one additional yellow 6mm round.
STEP 12
Repeat Step 10 to secure the strand.
STEP 13
Repeat Steps 10 - 12 to create a second beaded strand.

Assembly

STEP 14
Use a double 4mm jump ring connection to add the 4mm yellow drop to one end of the extender chain.

Connect the opposite end of the extender chain to the loop at one end of a beaded strand.

Use a 5.5mm jump ring to attach the jump ring chain to the opposite end of the beaded strand.

Use a 5.5mm jump ring to attach the second beaded strand to the opposite end of the jump ring chain.

Use a 4mm jump ring to add a lobster claw clasp to the opposite end of the beaded strand.
STEP 15
Attach a box chain component to every other 5.5mm jump ring of the jump ring chain.

Attach a tassel component to the remaining 5.5mm jump rings of the chain.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut two 2-inch lengths of 1mm box chain.

Add a 4.5x3mm crimp end with loop to one end of each length of box chain.
STEP 2
String the following onto an eye pin then create a simple loop:
  • One green 6mm riverstone round
  • One 4x2mm heishi
  • One fuchsia 6mm round
  • One heishi
  • One yellow 6mm mountain "jade" round
Repeat to create a second link.
STEP 3
Attach the following:
  • One ear wire
  • One beaded link
  • The loop at the end of a length of box chain
Repeat to complete the second earring.

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