Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal and Blackstone Gemstone Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut one 21-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One silver-plated 3x2mm crimp bead
  • One silver-plated Accu-Guard™ wire protector
  • The loop on the bar portion of one silver-plated 12mm smooth toggle clasp
Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guard leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite®) inside the crimp (optional).

Using crimping pliers crimp the crimp bead and using flush-cutters, trim the excess from the short end of the wire. Place one silver-plated 4mm stardust crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 3
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Six blackstone 4x2mm saucers
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 9x6mm teardrop bead (small end facing rondelle)
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • Forty-one blackstone 4x2mm saucers
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 9x6mm teardrop bead (small end facing rondelle)
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski jet 12x9mm Artemis (large end facing rondelle)
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
STEP 4
Continue to string the following:
  • Two Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicones
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 13x6.5mm teardrop drop
Repeat to string this sequence a total of twenty-five times.
STEP 5
Continue to string two additional Swarovski jet AB 3mm bicones.
STEP 6
Repeat Step 3 in the opposite direction to string the second half of the necklace.
STEP 7
Repeat Step 2 to attach the loop on the ring portion of the silver-plated toggle clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one Swarovski rhinestone and silver-plated jet headpin:
  • One Swarovski jet 12x9mm Artemis (small end facing the head of the headpin)
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 9x6mm teardrop bead (large end facing rondelle)
STEP 2
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 Swarovski crystal drop.
STEP 3
Using chain-nose pliers open the loop of the Swarovski crystal drop and pass it through the interior loop on one silver-plated 40x22mm teardrop beading hoop. Close the loop.
STEP 4
Using flush-cutters trim the straight end of one Swarovski rhinestone and silver-plated Siam headpin to approximately 1/2 inch. (This will be the earstud for your earring.)

Use a needle file to remove any sharp edges from the earstud wire.
STEP 5
Pass the Swarovski rhinestone and silver-plated Siam headpin through the exterior loop on the silver-plated 40x22mm teardrop beading hoop and use a rubber earnut to secure the headpin in place.
STEP 6
Repeat Steps 1 - 5 to create a second earring.

Optional:

STEP 7
One end of the wire, that forms the teardrop, can be opened to add beads of your choice. To secure this end, place the end of the wire through the small tube on the side of the loop. Place a small amount of gel adhesive inside the hole (optional). Use chain-nose pliers to gently press the tube and secure the wire in place.

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