Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Gemstone Beads and Gold-Plated Brass Beads and Chain

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
  • One 30-inch length of 28-gauge gold-colored copper Zebra Wire™
  • One 11-inch length and one 7-inch length of gold-plated 13x9mm twist cable chain
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and round-nose pliers, wrap the straight end of a 30-inch length of wire around the first hole on a 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar two times to hold the wire securely in place.
STEP 3
String onto the wire the following components:
  • Eight antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle beads
  • The first hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Two 10x4mm faceted rondelle carnelian beads
  • The first hole on the third 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Eight antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle beads
  • The first hole on the fourth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Two 7x4mm-8x4mm faceted rondelle amethyst beads
  • The first hole on the fifth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Eight antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle beads
  • The first hole on the sixth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Two Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal beads
  • The first hole on the seventh 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Eight antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle beads
  • The first hole on the eighth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
STEP 4
String the wire down the outside of the eighth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar and back through the second hole in the opposite direction.
STEP 5
String onto the wire the following components:
  • Two 7x4mm-8x4mm faceted rondelle amethyst beads
  • The second hole on the seventh 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Eight gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The second hole on the sixth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Two 7mm round carved carnelian beads
  • The second hole on the fifth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Seven gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The second hole on the fourth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Two 8mm round amethyst beads
  • The second hole on the third 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Seven gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The second hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Two Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal beads
  • The second hole on the first 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
STEP 6
String the wire down the outside of the first 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar and string back through the third hole in the opposite direction.
STEP 7
String onto the wire the following components:
  • Eight gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The third hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Two antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle beads, one 8x6mm faceted rectangle iolite bead and two antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle beads
  • The third hole on the third 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Seven gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The third hole on the fourth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead and one Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal bead
  • The third hole on the fifth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Seven gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The third hole on the sixth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one extra-large faceted carnelian nugget, and one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead
  • The third hole on the seventh 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Seven gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The third hole on the eighth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
STEP 8
String the wire down the outside of the eighth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar and string back through the fourth hole in the opposite direction.
STEP 9
String onto the wire the following components:
  • One Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead and one Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal
  • The fourth hole on the seventh 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Nine gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The fourth hole on the sixth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One 8x6mm faceted rectangle iolite bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one 8x6mm faceted rectangle iolite bead and one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead
  • The fourth hole on the fifth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Eight gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The fourth hole on the fourth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One 7mm round carved carnelian bead, and one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle and one 7mm round carved carnelian bead
  • The fourth hole on the third 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Seven gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The fourth hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one 7x4mm-8x4mm faceted rondelle amethyst bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one 7x4mm-8x4mm faceted rondelle amethyst bead and one antiqued gold-plated pewter rondelle bead
  • The fourth hole on the first 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
STEP 10
String the wire down the outside of the first 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar and string back through the fifth hole in the opposite direction.
STEP 11
String onto the wire the following components:
  • Nine gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The fifth hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead and one Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal
  • The fifth hole on the third 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Eight gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The fifth hole on the fourth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Two antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle beads, one extra-large faceted carnelian nugget, and two antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle beads
  • The fifth hole on the fifth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Nine gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The fifth hole on the sixth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One 10x4mm faceted rondelle carnelian bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one 10x4mm faceted rondelle carnelian bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead and one 10x4mm faceted rondelle carnelian bead
  • The fifth hole on the seventh 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Nine gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The fifth hole on the eighth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
STEP 12
String the wire down the outside of the eighth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar and string back through the sixth hole in the opposite direction.
STEP 13
String onto the wire the following components:
  • Nineteen gold-plated 10mm heishi beads
  • The sixth hole on the seventh 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Ten gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The sixth hole on the sixth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal and one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead
  • The sixth hole on the fifth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Ten gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The sixth hole on the fourth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One 7x4mm-8x4mm faceted rondelle amethyst bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one 7x4mm-8x4mm faceted rondelle amethyst bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one 7x4mm-8x4mm faceted rondelle amethyst bead and one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead
  • The sixth hole on the third 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Nine gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The sixth hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Twenty-one gold-plated 10mm heishi
  • The sixth hole on the first 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
STEP 14
String the wire down the outside of the first 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar and string back through the seventh hole in the opposite direction.
STEP 15
String onto the wire the following components:
  • Ten gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The seventh hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One 7mm round carved carnelian bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead and one extra-large faceted carnelian nugget bead
  • The seventh hole on the third 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Nine gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The seventh hole on the fourth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One 8x6mm faceted rectangle iolite bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one 8x6mm faceted rectangle iolite bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead and one 8x6mm faceted rectangle iolite bead
  • The seventh hole on the fifth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Ten gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The seventh hole on the sixth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Three 8mm round amethyst beads
  • The seventh hole on the seventh 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Ten gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The seventh hole on the eighth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
STEP 16
String the wire down the outside of the eighth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar and string back through the eighth hole in the opposite direction.
STEP 17
String onto the wire the following components:
  • One antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one 7x4mm-8x4mm faceted rondelle amethyst bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one 7x4mm-8x4mm faceted rondelle amethyst bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead and one 7x4mm-8x4mm faceted rondelle amethyst bead The eighth hole on the seventh 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Eleven gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The eighth hole on the sixth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One 10x4mm faceted rondelle carnelian bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one 10x4mm faceted rondelle carnelian bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one 10x4mm faceted rondelle carnelian bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead and one 10x4mm faceted rondelle carnelian bead
  • The eighth hole on the fifth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Eleven gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The eighth hole on the fourth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One 12x10mm faceted rectangle carnelian bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead and one 12x10mm faceted rectangle carnelian bead
  • The eighth hole on the third 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Ten gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The eighth hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead and one Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal
  • The eighth hole on the first 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
STEP 18
String the wire down the outside of the first 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar and string back through the ninth hole in the opposite direction.
STEP 19
String onto the wire the following components:
  • Thirteen gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The ninth hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Two 8mm round amethyst beads, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead and one 8mm round amethyst bead
  • The ninth hole on the third 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Ten gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The ninth hole on the fourth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead and one Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal
  • The ninth hole on the fifth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Twelve gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The ninth hole on the sixth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One 8x6mm faceted rectangle iolite bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one 8x6mm faceted rectangle iolite bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm ninth bead and one 8x6mm faceted rectangle iolite bead
  • The ninth hole on the seventh 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Twelve gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The ninth hole on the eighth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
STEP 20
String the wire down the outside of the eighth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar and string back through the tenth hole in the opposite direction.
STEP 21
String onto the wire the following components:
  • One antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead and one Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal
  • The tenth hole on the seventh 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Eleven gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The tenth hole on the sixth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One medium faceted rondelle amethyst bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one 8mm round amethyst bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one medium faceted rondelle amethyst bead, one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead and one 8mm round amethyst bead
  • The tenth hole on the fifth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Twelve gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The tenth hole on the fourth 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal, two antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle beads, one Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal and one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead
  • The tenth hole on the third 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Eleven gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The tenth hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one 7mm round carved carnelian bead, two antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle beads, one 7mm round carved carnelian bead, two antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle beads and one 7mm round carved carnelian bead
  • The tenth hole on the first 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
STEP 22
String the wire around the outside of the first 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar tenth hole for two wraps to secure the wire in place.
STEP 23
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open an 18-gauge 6mm gold-plated jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the 17mm coin charm and the first link on the 11-inch length of chain. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a 20-gauge 6mm gold-plated jumpring to the last link on the 11-inch length of chain and the first hole on the first 10-hole spacer bar of the focal piece.
STEP 24
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open an 18-gauge 6mm gold-plated jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the lobster claw clasp and the first loop on the 11x9mm coiled rectangle link. Close the jumpring.

Open an 18-gauge 6mm gold-plated jumpring. Pass it through the opposite loop on the 11x9mm coiled rectangle link and the first link on the 7-inch length of chain. Attach a second 18-gauge 6mm gold-plated jumpring next to the first.

Repeat to attach a 20-gauge 6mm gold-plated jumpring to the last link on the 7-inch length of chain and the first hole on the last 10-hole spacer bar of the focal piece.

Earrings

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut two 6-inch lengths of 28-gauge gold-colored copper Zebra Wire™.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and round-nose pliers, wrap the straight end of a 6-inch length of wire around the first hole on a 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar two times to hold the wire securely in place.
STEP 3
String onto the wire the following components:
  • One 8mm round amethyst bead
  • The first hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • The second hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar (wrap the wire from the first to the second hole of the second spacer bar to begin wrapping in the opposite direction)
  • Four gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The second hole on the first 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • The third hole on the first 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One 8mm round amethyst bead
  • The third hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • The fourth hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer
  • Four gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The fourth hole on the first 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • The fifth hole on the first 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal bead
  • The fifth hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • The sixth hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Four gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The sixth hole on the first 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • The seventh hole on the first 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • One Swarovski 8mm round Caribbean blue opal crystal bead
  • The seventh hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • The eighth hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • Four gold-plated 2.5mm round beads
  • The eighth hole on the first 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • The ninth hole on the first 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar One antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one 7mm round carved carnelian bead and one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead
  • The ninth hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
  • The tenth hole on the second 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar
STEP 4
String onto the wire two gold-plated 2.5mm round beads. Bend the wire up 90 degrees and string onto the wire one antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, one 7mm round carved carnelian bead and one gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead.
STEP 5
Using round-nose pliers, create a loop on the wire above the gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead. Finish the end with a wrapped loop using round-nose pliers. String the wire back down through the antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead, the 7mm round carved carnelian bead and the antiqued gold-plated pewter 5mm rondelle bead.
STEP 6
Bend the wire 90 degrees and string onto the wire two gold-plated 2.5mm round beads. String the wire through the tenth hole on the first 10-hole gold-plated spacer bar. Wrap the wire around the tenth hole for two wraps to secure the wire in place.
STEP 7
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 6mm gold-plated jumpring. Pass it through the wrapped loop on the top of the bead drop and two 6mm gold-plated jumprings. Close the jumpring.

Open a 6mm gold-plated jumpring. Pass it through the two 6mm gold-plated jumprings and the loop on an earwire.
STEP 8
Repeat Steps 2 - 7 to create the second earring.

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