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

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
  • Five 36-inch lengths of 24-gauge gold-colored copper round wire
  • Five 2-inch, two 1-3/4 inch, and twenty-four 1-inch lengths of 18-gauge gold-colored copper round wire
  • One 2-1/2 inch length of gold-plated Figaro cable chain
STEP 2
Using a pair of round-nose and chain-nose pliers, form a simple loop on the end of a 2-inch length of wire. Form a simple loop on the opposite end of the wire. Gently bend the wire into a curve matching the outer edge of a 40mm magnesite donut. Repeat to create five 18-gauge curved wires.
STEP 3
Wrap a 36-inch length of 24-gauge wire three times around the 18-gauge curved wire next to a loop to secure the wire in place. Place the curved wire along the upper edge of the 40mm purple magnesite donut. Wrap the 24-gauge wire through the center of the donut back around to the outside of the donut for two wraps. Then wrap the 24-gauge wire around the 18-gauge curved wire for two wraps. Continue to wrap the 24-gauge wire around the donut for two wraps and the 18-gauge curved wire for two wraps until the wire is to the opposite simple loop on the 18-gauge curved wire. Wrap the 24-gauge wire around the 18-gauge curved wire to secure it in place.

Repeat to attach an 18-gauge curved wire to the opposite side of the 40mm purple magnesite donut, two 18-gauge curved wires to the 40mm turquoise green magnesite donut, and one 18-gauge curved wire to the 40mm lime magnesite donut.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on a straight end of a 1-inch wire. String one 10mm round purple magnesite bead onto the wire and finish the other end of the wire with a simple loop. Repeat to create six 14mm round purple magnesite beading links.

Repeat to create the following:
  • Eight 8mm round turquoise green magnesite beading links using one 8mm round turquoise green magnesite bead and one 1-inch wire
  • Two 8mm round lime magnesite beading links using one 8mm round lime magnesite bead and one 1-inch wire
  • Eight 6mm round lime magnesite beading links using one 6mm round lime magnesite bead and one 1-inch wire
  • Two 18x13mm oval turquoise blue magnesite beading links using one 18x13mm oval turquoise blue magnesite bead and one 1-3/4 inch wire
  • One 8mm round lime magnesite bead drop using one 8mm round lime magnesite bead and one 2-1/2 inch headpin
STEP 5
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open an 8x6mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the 8mm round lime magnesite bead drop and the first link of the 2-1/2 inch length of chain. Close the jumpring.

Open an 8x6mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the last link of the 2-1/2 inch length of chain and the loop on a 6mm round lime magnesite beading link. Close the jumpring.
STEP 6
Continue to attach the following components:
  • Three 6mm round lime magnesite beading links (for a total of four)
  • One 8mm round lime magnesite beading link
  • Two 8mm round turquoise green magnesite beading links
  • One 18x13mm oval turquoise blue magnesite beading link
  • Two 8mm round turquoise green magnesite beading links
  • Three 8mm round purple magnesite beading links
STEP 7
Open the opposite loop on the last 8mm round purple magnesite beading link. Pass it through the right loop on an 18-gauge curved wire on the 40mm purple magnesite donut. Close the loop.
STEP 8
Open an 8x6mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the lobster claw clasp and the first loop on a 6mm round lime magnesite beading link. Close the jumpring.
STEP 9
Repeat Steps 6 and 7 to create the second half of the necklace and attach the last 8mm round purple magnesite beading link to the left loop on the 18-gauge curved wire on the 40mm purple magnesite donut.
STEP 10
Open a 6mm jumpring. Pass it through a loop on the 18-gauge curved wire attached to the bottom of the 40mm purple magnesite donut and a loop on the 18-gauge curved wire attached to the top of the 40mm turquoise green magnesite donut. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach the left side of the 40mm purple magnesite donut to the 40mm turquoise green magnesite donut and the right and left loops of the 40mm turquoise green magnesite donut to the 40mm lime donut.

Earrings

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut four 1-3/4 inch, and two 2-inch lengths of 18-gauge gold-colored copper round wire.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on one end of a 1-3/4 inch wire. String one 8mm round turquoise green magnesite bead onto the wire and finish the other end of the wire with a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of two 8mm round turquoise green magnesite beading links.

Repeat to create the following:
  • Two 8mm round purple magnesite beading links using one 8mm round purple magnesite bead and one 1-3/4 inch wire
  • Two 18x13mm oval turquoise blue magnesite beading links using one 18x13mm oval turquoise blue magnesite bead and one 2-inch wire
  • Two 8mm round lime magnesite bead drops using one 8mm round lime magnesite bead and one 2-1/2 inch headpin
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open an 8mm round turquoise green magnesite beading link. Pass it through the loop on an earwire. Close the loop.
STEP 4
Continue to attach the following components:
  • One 18x13mm oval turquoise blue magnesite beading link
  • One 8mm round purple magnesite beading link
  • One 8mm round lime magnesite bead drop
STEP 5
Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to create the second earring.

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