Multi-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Gunmetal-Plated Brass Beads, Focals and Chain and Swarovski Crystal

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut two 8-1/2 inch, one 16-inch and one 18-inch lengths of gunmetal-plated filigree 6mm round chain.
STEP 2
Using flush-cutters, cut an 18-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire: one crimp tube, a silver-plated Accu-Guard™ wire protector and the left side of the loop on one corner of a 35mm filigree square focal. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately one inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the Accu-Guard. Place a small amount of gel adhesive (Loctite®) 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 3
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Six sets of five 4mm round gunmetal-plated beads, one 8mm round gunmetal-plated bead, five 4mm round gunmetal-plated beads, one 7x5mm gunmetal-plated bead cap, one Swarovski 8mm round white pearl and one 7x5mm gunmetal-plated bead cap
Continue stringing:
  • Five 4mm round gunmetal-plated beads
STEP 4
String on one crimp tube, a silver-plated Accu-Guard and the right side of the loop on the corner of a 35mm filigree square focal. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, pulling the wire tight against the last bead. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the necklace. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the crimp (optional).

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

Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.
STEP 5
Repeat Step 2 to attach a 16-inch length of beading wire to the right side of the loop on the corner of the first 35mm filigree square focal.
STEP 6
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Five sets of five 4mm round gunmetal-plated beads, one 8mm round gunmetal-plated bead, five 4mm round gunmetal-plated beads, one 7x5mm gunmetal-plated bead cap, one Swarovski 8mm round white pearl and one 7x5mm gunmetal-plated bead cap
Continue stringing:
  • Five 4mm round gunmetal-plated beads
  • One 8mm round gunmetal-plated bead
  • Five 4mm round gunmetal-plated beads
STEP 7
Repeat Step 4 to attach the end of the beading wire to the left side of the loop on the corner of the second 35mm filigree square focal.
STEP 8
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open one gunmetal-plated 7mm jumpring. Pass it though the first link on the 16-inch length of gunmetal-plated 6mm filigree round chain and the center punched hole to the left of the beaded wire on the first 35mm filigree square focal. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach the last link of chain to the center punched hole to the right of the beaded wire on the second 35mm filigree square focal.

Repeat to attach the 18-inch length of gunmetal-plated 6mm filigree round chain to the left corner loop on the first 35mm filigree square focal and the right corner loop on the second 35mm filigree square focal.
STEP 9
Open a 7mm jumpring. Pass it though the first link on the 8-1/2 inch length of gunmetal-plated 6mm filigree round chain and the opposite hole to the beaded wires on the first 35mm filigree square focal. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the last link of the 8.5mm chain to the lobster claw clasp.

Repeat to attach the second 8-1/2 inch length of chain to the second 35mm filigree square focal. Attach a 7mm jumpring to the last link on the second 8-1/2 inch length of chain.

Earrings

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut eight 1-inch and four 2-inch lengths of gunmetal-plated 6mm filigree round chain.
STEP 2
String one Swarovski 8mm round white pearl and one 7x5mm gunmetal-plated bead cap onto a 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 an 8mm pearl bead drop. Repeat to create twelve 8mm pearl bead drops.
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open one gunmetal-plated 7mm jumpring. Pass it though the first link on the 2-inch length of gunmetal-plated 6mm filigree round chain and the left side of the loop on one corner of a 35mm filigree square focal. Close the jumpring.

Open the loop on an 8mm pearl bead drop. Pass it through the last link on the 2-inch length of gunmetal-plated 6mm filigree round chain. Close the loop.

Repeat to attach a 2-inch length of chain with a bead drop on the right side of the loop on one corner of a 35mm filigree square focal.

Repeat to attach a 1-inch length of chain with a bead drop on each of the next two loops to the left side and the next two loops to the right side of the center loops on the 35mm filigree square focal.
STEP 4
Open the loop on an earwire. Pass it though the opposite hole to the bead drops on the first 35mm filigree square focal. Close the loop.
STEP 5
Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to create the second earring.

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