Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Blue Sky Jasper Gemstone Beads and Copper Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
String one 3mm copper round bead onto a headpin. Using a pair of chain-nose, round nose pliers and side-cutting pliers, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a 3mm copper round bead drop. Repeat to create forty 3mm copper round bead drops.

Repeat to create one 30mm blue sky jasper flat round beading drop, placing one 4x1mm copper beaded rondelle, one 30mm blue sky jasper flat round bead and one 4x1mm copper beaded rondelle onto a 2-inch headpin.
STEP 2
Using side-cutting pliers, cut the following lengths of wire and chain:
  • Six 10-inch lengths of 28-gauge copper wire
  • Two 1-inch (7-links) lengths of 4.8x3.3mm copper finish cable chain
STEP 3
Using a 2mm beading awl starting at one end of a 10-inch length of wire, tightly wrap the wire around the awl until you get to the end of the piece of wire, creating a 3/4 inch piece of French wire. Repeat to create six pieces of 3/4 inch pieces of copper French wire.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through one of the loops on the clasp. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a 5mm jumpring to the other loop on the clasp.

Repeat to attach a 5mm jumpring to the first and last link of both 1-inch lengths of chain.
STEP 5
Using side-cutting pliers, cut a 10-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire, one crimp tube, a 3/4 inch piece of French wire and a jumpring attached to the clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the jumpring so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp.

Using crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using side-cutting pliers, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 6
String onto the beading wire one each of the following components:
  • 6mm blue sky jasper round bead
  • 4x1mm copper beaded rondelle
  • 8mm blue sky jasper round bead
  • 4x1mm copper beaded rondelle
  • 8mm blue sky jasper round bead
  • 4x1mm copper beaded rondelle
  • 12mm blue sky jasper flat round bead
  • 4x1mm copper beaded rondelle
  • 8mm blue sky jasper round bead
  • 9x1.5mm copper snowflake bead
  • 10x6mm blue sky jasper rondelle bead
  • 9x1.5mm copper snowflake bead
  • 8mm blue sky jasper round bead
  • 4x1mm copper beaded rondelle
  • 25x18mm blue sky jasper oval bead
  • 4x1mm copper beaded rondelle
  • 8mm blue sky jasper round bead
  • 9x1.5mm copper snowflake bead
  • 10x6mm blue sky jasper rondelle bead
  • 8mm copper round bead
  • 10x6mm blue sky jasper rondelle bead
  • 9x1.5mm copper snowflake bead
  • 8mm blue sky jasper round bead
  • 4x1mm copper beaded rondelle
STEP 7
String on one crimp tube and 3/4 inch of French wire through the jumpring attached to the first link of a 1-inch length of copper chain. Pass the wire back through the crimp then pull the wire snugly so the crimp and the French wire make a nicely curved tube around the jumpring. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the necklace. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp.

Using crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using side-cutting pliers, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 8
Using side-cutting pliers, cut a 9-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire. String onto the wire, one crimp tube, a 3/4 inch piece of French wire and the jumpring attached to the last link on the 1-inch length of copper chain that was attached to the necklace in Step 7. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the jumpring so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using side-cutting pliers, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 9
String onto the beading wire the one of each of the following components:
  • 4x1mm copper beaded rondelle
  • 8mm blue sky jasper round bead
  • 9x1.5mm copper snowflake bead
  • 10x6mm blue sky jasper rondelle bead
  • 8mm copper round bead
  • 10x6mm blue sky jasper rondelle bead
  • 9x1.5mm copper snowflake bead
  • 8mm blue sky jasper round bead
  • 4x1mm copper beaded rondelle
  • 6mm blue sky jasper round bead
  • Copper crimp tube
  • 30mm blue sky jasper flat round beading link
  • 6mm blue sky jasper round bead
  • 4x1mm copper beaded rondelle
  • 8mm blue sky jasper round bead
  • 9x1.5mm copper snowflake bead
  • 10x6mm blue sky jasper rondelle bead
  • 8mm copper round bead
  • 10x6mm blue sky jasper rondelle bead
  • 9x1.5mm copper snowflake bead
  • 8mm blue sky jasper round bead
  • 4x1mm copper beaded rondelle
STEP 10
String on one crimp tube and a 3/4 inch of French wire through the jumpring on the first link of the second length of 1-inch copper chain. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the jumpring so the French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube. Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimp.

Using crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using side-cutting pliers, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 11
Repeat Steps 7 - 5, backwards, to create the last portion of the necklace in a mirror image of the first portion of the necklace.
STEP 12
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, open the loop on one copper bead drop. Pass the open loop through the first link on a 7-link length of chain. Close the loop. Repeat to attach two 3mm copper bead drops to each of the 7 links of the chain, two 3mm copper bead drops to each of the four jumprings attached to the chain and two 3mm copper bead drops to the French wire at the top of the chain.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one 3mm copper round bead onto a headpin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round nose pliers and side-cutting pliers, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a 3mm copper round bead drop. Repeat to create twenty-four 3mm copper round bead drops.
STEP 2
Using side-cutting pliers, cut two 1/2 inch (5-link) lengths of 4.8x3.3mm copper finish cable chain.
STEP 3
String one 25x18mm blue sky jasper oval bead onto a 2-inch headpin. Form a loop approximately 1/8 inch above the 25x18mm blue sky jasper oval bead on the straight end of the wire, Pass the loop through the last link on a 1/2 inch piece of copper chain. Finish with a wrapped loop.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the earwire and the first link on a 1/2 inch length of chain attached to the 25x18mm blue sky jasper oval bead drop. Close the jumpring.
STEP 5
Open the loop on one copper round beading drop. Pass the loop through a link on a length of chain below the jumpring added in Step 4. Close the loop. Repeat to attach two 3mm copper bead drops to each of the 5 links and to the jumpring.
STEP 6
Repeat Steps 3 - 5 to create the second earring.

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