Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal and Antiqued Sterling Silver Focals and Drops

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut two 3-3/4 inch lengths of sterling silver twisted round and oval cable chain.
STEP 2
Using scissors, cut a 36-inch length of smoke FireLine® thread. Tie the end of the FireLine around the outer edge of a 27mm round domed drop using two over-hand knots. Apply a small amount of G-S Hypo cement adhesive on the knot for added security. String onto the FireLine one 4mm jonquil bicone crystal. Pass the FireLine around the outer ring of the drop and back around to the outside of the drop. Position the crystal at a slight angle. Continue to add twenty-five 4mm jonquil bicone crystals to the outer ring, eighteen 4mm light topaz bicone crystals to the middle ring and twelve 4mm topaz bicone crystals to the inner ring.

Secure the end of the FireLine to the inner ring using two overhand knots. Apply a small amount of G-S Hypo cement adhesive on the knot for added security.
STEP 3
Apply a thin layer of Araldite® two-part epoxy in the center of the 27mm round domed drop. Press one 7mm crystal flat back crystal rhinestone in the center of the drop. Let the Araldite two-part epoxy set for 24 hours.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the 27mm round domed drop. Close the jumpring. Open a 5.5mm jumpring. Pass it around the outer ring of the domed drop opposite of the 4mm jumpring between two crystals. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second 5.5mm jumpring on the outer ring between the next set of crystals next to the first 5.5mm jumpring.
STEP 5
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the toggle bar portion of the clasp and the first link on one 3-3/4 inch length of chain. Close the jumpring.

Open a 4mm jumpring. Attach it to the last link on the 3-3/4 inch length of chain. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach one 3-3/4 inch length of chain to the toggle bar portion of the clasp.
STEP 6
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the bail on the sterling silver open leaf drop. Close the jumpring.

Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it around the right outer edge of the leaf above the bottom vein. Close the jumpring.

Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it around the left outer edge of the leaf below the bottom vein. Close the jumpring.
STEP 7
Using flush-cutters, cut a 10-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire, one crimp tube and a 1/2 inch piece of French wire. Pass the wire through the 4mm jumpring attached to the last link of the chain attached to the toggle bar portion of the clasp and 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. Apply a small amount of G-S Hypo cement adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.

Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.
STEP 8
String onto the Accu-Flex beading wire the following:
  • Six 6mm bicone dark indigo crystals
  • Six 6mm bicone denim crystals
  • Six 6mm bicone aquamarine crystals
  • Seven 6mm bicone chrysolite crystals
  • Six 6mm bicone peridot crystals
  • Three 6mm bicone fern green crystals
STEP 9
Place one crimp tube and 1/2 inch of French wire on the beading wire after the last crystal. Pass the beading wire through the jumpring attached to the bail on the sterling silver leaf drop, back through crimp, then pull the wire snuggly so the crimp and the French wire are closer to the jumpring. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the first part of the necklace. Apply a small amount of gel G-S Hypo cement adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the end.

Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.
STEP 10
Repeat Step 7 to attach a 6-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire to the jumpring attached to the right outer edge of the leaf drop above the bottom vein.
STEP 11
String onto the Accu-Flex beading wire the following:
  • Four 6mm bicone fern green crystals
  • Eight 6mm bicone peridot crystals
  • Four 6mm bicone chrysolite crystals
STEP 12
Repeat Step 9 to attach the wire to the left jumpring on the bottom of the 27mm round domed drop.
STEP 13
Repeat Step 7 to attach a 7-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire to the jumpring attached to the right outer edge of the leaf drop below the bottom vein.
STEP 14
String onto the Accu-Flex beading wire the following:
  • Five 6mm bicone fern green crystals
  • Ten 6mm bicone peridot crystals
  • Five 6mm bicone chrysolite crystals
STEP 15
Repeat Step 9 to attach the wire to the right jumpring on the bottom of the 27mm round domed drop.
STEP 16
Repeat Step 7 to attach a 7-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire to the jumpring attached to the bail on the 27mm round domed drop.
STEP 17
String onto the Accu-Flex beading wire the following:
  • Five 6mm bicone chrysolite crystals
  • Five 6mm bicone aquamarine crystals
  • Five 6mm bicone denim crystals
  • Five 6mm bicone dark indigo crystals
STEP 18
Repeat Step 9 to attach the wire to the jumpring attached to the last link of chain attached to the toggle ring portion of the clasp.
STEP 19
Using flush-cutters, cut a 3-inch length of sterling silver 22-gauge round dead-soft wire. String one 11x5.5mm faceted teardrop crystal onto the wire. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters, make a briolette wrapped loop to hold the crystal in place.
STEP 20
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the briolette wrapped crystal and the left outer edge of the leaf drop above the bottom vein. Close the jumpring.

Earrings

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut two 1-3/4 inch lengths of sterling silver 2.5mm rolo chain.
STEP 2
String one 4mm bicone dark indigo crystal onto a ballpin. 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 4mm bicone dark indigo crystal drop. Repeat to create a total of six 4mm bicone dark indigo crystal drops.

Repeat to create the following, using one crystal and one ballpin:
  • Eight 4mm bicone denim crystal drops
  • Eight 4mm bicone aquamarine crystal drops
  • Sixteen 4mm bicone light azure crystal drops
  • Sixteen 4mm bicone chrysolite crystal drops
  • Sixteen 4mm bicone peridot crystal drops
  • Eight 4mm bicone fern green crystal drops
STEP 3
Using scissors, cut a 25-inch length of smoke FireLine thread. Tie the end of the FireLine around the outer edge of a 20mm round domed drop using two over-hand knots. Apply a small amount of G-S Hypo cement adhesive on the knot for added security. String onto the Fireline one 4mm light topaz bicone crystal. Pass the FireLine around the outer ring of the drop and back around to the outside of the drop. Position the crystal at a slight angle. Continue to add eighteen 4mm light topaz bicone crystals to the outer ring, and eleven 4mm topaz bicone crystals to the inner ring.

Secure the end of the FireLine to the inner ring using two overhand knots. Apply a small amount of G-S Hypo cement adhesive on the knot for added security.
STEP 4
Apply a thin layer of Araldite two-part epoxy in the center of the 27mm round domed drop. Press one 7mm crystal flat back crystal rhinestone in the center of the drop.

Repeat to attach a flat pad earstud to the back of the dome.

Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to create the second earstud.

Let the Araldite two-part epoxy set for 24 hours.
STEP 5
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open the loop on a 4mm bicone dark indigo crystal. Pass it through the first link on a 1-3/4 inch length of chain. Close the loop.

Repeat to attach bead drops to each of the following links on the chain:
  • Three 4mm bicone denim crystal drops to the 1st link
  • Four 4mm bicone denim crystal drops to the 2nd and 3rd links
  • Four 4mm bicone aquamarine crystal drops to the 4th and 5th links
  • Four 4mm bicone light azure crystal drops to the 6th and 7th links
  • Four 4mm bicone chrysolite crystal drops to the 8th and 9th links
  • Four 4mm bicone peridot crystal drops to the 10th and 11th links
  • Four 4mm bicone fern green crystal drops to the 12th and 13th links
  • Four 4mm bicone peridot crystal drops to the 14th and 15th links
  • Four 4mm bicone chrysolite crystal drops to the 16th and 17th links
STEP 6
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the 22mm round domed drop and the last link on the chain. Close the jumpring.
STEP 7
Repeat Steps 5 and 6 to create the second earring.

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