Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Italian Onyx Gemstone Beads and Swarovski Crystal Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Onto a 1-1/2 inch headpin, string one Swarovski 4mm round palace green crystal, one 18x13mm oval pink Italian onyx bead and one Swarovski 4mm round palace green crystal. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating an 18x13mm oval pink Italian onyx bead drop. Repeat to create seven 18x13mm oval pink Italian onyx bead drops.

Repeat to create the following bead drops using one bead and one 1-inch headpin for each:
  • Thirty-three 6mm round pink Italian onyx bead drops
  • Thirty-two Swarovski 6mm round palace green crystal drops
STEP 2
Using flush-cutters, cut one 17-inch and one 22-inch length of gold-filled 3mm flat cable chain.
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the first loop on the box portion of the clasp and the first link of the 17-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the second portion of the clasp to the last link of the 17-inch length of chain.

Repeat to attach the 22-inch length of the chain to the second loop on the clasp.
STEP 4
Open the loop on an 18x13mm oval pink Italian onyx bead drop. Pass it through the 66th link on the 17-inch length of chain. Close the loop.

Repeat to attach an 18x13mm oval pink Italian onyx bead drop to the 74th, 82nd, 90th, 98th, 106th and 114th link on the 17-inch length of chain.
STEP 5
Open the loop on a 6mm round pink Italian onyx bead drop. Pass it through the 47th link on the 22-inch length of chain. Close the loop.

Repeat to attach a 6mm round pink Italian onyx bead drop to every 4th link until thirty-three bead drops have been attached to the 22-inch length of chain.
STEP 6
Repeat to attach a 6mm round palace green crystal drop to every 4th link starting with the 49th link until thirty-two bead drops have been attached to the 22-inch length of chain.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one 6mm round pink Italian onyx bead onto a 1-inch headpin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a 6mm round pink Italian onyx bead drop. Repeat to create six 6mm round pink Italian onyx bead drops.

Repeat to create four Swarovski 6mm round palace green crystal drops, using one 6mm round palace green crystal on a 1-inch headpin.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open the loop on a 6mm round pink Italian onyx bead drop. Pass it through the first loop on the hoop earring. Close the loop.

Repeat to attach a 6mm round pink Italian onyx bead drop to the third and fifth loop.

Repeat to attach a 6mm round palace green crystal drop to the second and fourth loop.
STEP 3
Repeat Step 2 to create the second earring.

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