Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Hemalyke™ Beads and Sterling Silver Charms and Drops

This custom necklace set stylishly celebrates Martin Luther King Day with sterling silver alphabet charms spelling M, L, K and petite affirmation drops reminding us the power of his "Dream." The rainbow Hemalyke™ beads and rondelles, offering an economic alternative to natural hematite, are dazzling.

The necklace pendant and drop earrings are created using sterling silver teardrops with six loops for easy embellishment, with the "Dream" affirmation drops dangling perfectly inside. The flower bead caps highlight the beauty of the Hemalyke beads.

Start a holiday jewelry line that includes Martin Luther King Day and other federal holidays and noteworthy occasions. Start stringing today for a meaningful statement and help promote this "Day of Service" in style.

Character Charms
Hemalyke Beads Drops and Pendants S-Hook Clasps

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut a 26-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional quality beading wire.

Creating the Focal

STEP 2
String one 4x3mm Hemalyke™ rondelle onto a head pin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second drop.
STEP 3
Attach the drops created in Step 2 to the second and fourth loops on the 21x14mm sterling silver drop.
STEP 4
Pass one jump ring through one letter "M" charm and the first loop of the 21x14mm drop.

Repeat to attach the letter "L" charm to the third loop and the letter "K" charm to the fifth loop.

Using a jump ring, attach one 10mm "Dream" drop to the inside loop of the 21x14mm drop.

Attach one jump ring to the top loop of the 21x14mm drop.

Assembling the Necklace

STEP 5
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.
STEP 6
String onto the beading wire:
  • 17 sets of:
    • Two 4x3mm rondelles
    • One 6x3mm rondelle
    • One bead cap (concave side first)
    • One 2mm round tube
    • One bead cap (convex side first)
    • One 6x3mm rondelle
  • One 4x3mm rondelle
STEP 7
Continue to string onto the beading wire the focal from Step 4 then repeat Step 6 in the opposite direction.

Repeat Step 5 to secure the strand.
STEP 8
Using a 4mm jump ring, attach the closed jump ring that is included with the S-hook clasp to one Accu-Guard.

Using a 4mm jump ring, attach the 7mm closed jump ring to the opposite Accu-Guard.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one 4x3mm Hemalyke rondelle onto a head pin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of ten drops.
STEP 2
Attach one drop to one bottom loop of one 21x14mm drop. Continue to attach a drop to each of the remaining bottom loops.
STEP 3
Pass one jump ring through one "Dream" charm and the inside loop of the 21x14mm drop.
STEP 4
Attach one ear wire to the top of the 21x14mm drop.
STEP 5
Repeat Steps 2 - 4 to create a second earring.

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