Three-Piece Necklace Set with Crystal Beads and Drops and Metal Beads

by Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Re-create this design for a sparkly autumn-inspired jewelry statement. The layered strands of chain and Preciosa Czech crystal are in line with current fashion trends and are sure to be a favorite when combined with the dangle earrings.

The faceted crystal leaves are beautifully complemented by the antique brass-plated chain with leaf charms swinging from each link. The ice-pick bails not only let you instantly create pendants, they also add a decorative element to the design.

Create this attention-getting design for a fashionable fall that's full of sparkle!

Leaf Charms, Pendants, Drops and Focals Crystal Bicone Beads Faceted Round Crystal Beads Ear Wires with Shank

Necklace 1

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 one 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 add a crimp cover.
STEP 3
String one 3mm bicone then the following pattern:
  • One 4x1mm beaded rondelle
  • One 4mm round
  • One 4mm bicone
  • One 6mm bicone
String one 5x1.5mm beaded rondelle then repeat the pattern in the opposite direction.
STEP 4
Continue to string the following:
  • One 4.5x3mm smooth saucer
  • Three 3mm bicones
  • One 4.5x3mm smooth saucer
STEP 5
Repeat the patterns from Steps 3 and 4 a total of four times then add another Step 3 pattern. String a 4.5x3mm smooth saucer and a 3mm bicone.

Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.
STEP 6
Repeat Steps 2 - 5 to create a second strand.
STEP 7
Cut a 4-inch length of leaf chain. Attach one end from each beaded strand to one end of chain. Slide the necklace through an ice-pick bail. Attach a crystal leaf drop to the ice-pick bail.
STEP 8
Open a 4mm jump ring. Slide on one end of the necklace and one side of an S-hook clasp. Close the jump ring. Repeat on the other end of the necklace using a 5mm jump ring.

Necklace 2

STEP 9
Cut a 20-inch length of textured cable chain. Use 4mm and 5mm jump rings to attach each end of chain to a lobster claw clasp.

Necklace 3

STEP 10
Cut a 16-inch length of beaded chain and a 2-link length of leaf chain.
STEP 11
Attach a crystal leaf drop to an ice-pick bail. Use a 6mm jump ring to attach the drop to the leaf chain. Use a 6mm jump ring to attach the leaf chain to the beaded chain.
STEP 12
Use 4mm and 5mm jump rings to attach a lobster claw clasp to the end of the beaded chain.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut two 2-link lengths of leaf chain.
STEP 2
Attach an ice-pick bail to a crystal leaf drop.
STEP 3
Use a 5mm jump ring to attach the drop to the leaf chain.
STEP 4
Pass a 4mm round and a 4x1mm beaded rondelle onto the shank of an ear wire. Create a simple loop. Attach the ear wire to the chain.
STEP 5
Repeat Steps 2 - 4 to create a second earring.

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