Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Gemstone Beads and Wirework

Necklace

Wire Focal

STEP 1
Cut an 11-inch length of 16-gauge wire.
STEP 2
Grip with oval mandrel Wubbers approximately one inch from the end of the wire. Bend both sides of the wire around the larger barrel, crossing on the opposite side to create a petal shape.

Repeat to create five more petals along the wire.
STEP 3
Create a small hook at the end of the wire at the first petal. Hook the wire between the last two petals then trim both ends of the wire.
STEP 4
String a 4mm quartz crystal round, a 6mm rose quartz round and a quartz crystal oval onto a head pin then create a simple loop.

Attach the drop to a petal of the wire focal.

Beaded Chain

STEP 5
String a 6mm rose quartz round, an 8mm quartz crystal round and a 6mm rose quartz round onto an eye pin then create a simple loop.

Repeat to create a total of four quartz crystal links.
STEP 6
String an 8mm pink marble round onto an eye pin then create a simple loop.

Repeat to create a total of four single marble links.
STEP 7
String a 4mm quartz crystal round, a 10mm rose quartz round and a 4mm quartz crystal round onto an eye pin then create a simple loop.

Repeat to create a total of six rose quartz links.
STEP 8
String two 6mm pink marble rounds onto an eye pin then create a simple loop.

Repeat to create four double marble links.
STEP 9
String a 6mm rose quartz round, an 8mm quartz crystal round and a 6mm rose quartz round onto an eye pin then create a wrapped loop.

Repeat to create a second wrapped-loop link.
STEP 10
String two 6mm pink marble rounds onto an eye pin. Create a wrapped loop around a petal of the focal.
STEP 11
Connect the following sequence of links to the double marble link attached to the focal twice to create a beaded chain:
  • One rose quartz
  • One single marble
  • One quartz crystal
  • One double marble link
Continue the beaded chain with one rose quartz link, one single marble link and one wrapped-loop link.
STEP 12
Use a jump ring to attach half of the clasp to the wrapped loop of the last link.
STEP 13
Repeat Steps 10 - 12 to complete the second half of the necklace.

Earrings

Creating Components

STEP 1
Without cutting the wire from the roll, use the small barrel of round mandrel Wubbers to create a circle. Then use the large barrel of oval mandrel Wubbers to form a petal shape in the opposite direction.

Trim the wire.
STEP 2
String a 4mm quartz crystal round and a 6mm pink marble round onto a head pin then create a simple link.

Repeat to create a second marble drop.
STEP 3
String a 10mm rose quartz round onto a head pin then create a simple loop.

Repeat to create a second rose quartz drop.

Assembly

STEP 4
Attach the loop of an ear wire through the loop of a rose quartz drop and around the circle of the wire component.
STEP 5
Attach a marble drop to the petal shape of the wire component.
STEP 6
Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to complete the second earring.

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