Multi-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal and Gunmetal-Plated Steel Links

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut two 5.5-inch lengths of antique silver-plated 6mm round filigree chain.
STEP 2
String one Swarovski 8mm bicone amethyst crystal bead onto a gunmetal-plated 1.5-inch eyepin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the eyepin to create one 8mm bicone amethyst crystal beading link.

Repeat to create the following:
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone light Siam crystal beading link using one 8mm bicone light Siam crystal bead and one 1.5-inch eyepin
  • Two Swarovski 8mm bicone fuchsia crystal beading links using one 8mm bicone fuchsia crystal bead and one 1.5-inch eyepin
  • Two Swarovski 8mm bicone rose crystal beading links using one 8mm bicone rose crystal bead and one 1.5-inch eyepin
  • Two Swarovski 4mm bicone rose crystal bead drops using one 4mm bicone rose crystal and one 1-inch headpin
  • Two Swarovski 4mm bicone fuchsia crystal bead drops using one 4mm bicone fuchsia crystal and one 1-inch headpin
  • Two Swarovski 4mm bicone ruby crystal bead drops using one 4mm bicone ruby crystal and one 1-inch headpin
  • Four Swarovski 4mm bicone purple velvet crystal bead drops using one 4mm bicone purple velvet crystal and one 1-inch headpin
  • Four Swarovski 4mm bicone amethyst crystal bead drops using one 4mm bicone amethyst crystal and one 1-inch headpin
  • Four Swarovski 4mm bicone light Siam crystal bead drops using one 4mm bicone light Siam crystal and one 1-inch headpin
STEP 3
Using flush-cutters cut a 6-inch length of 30-gauge black Zebra Wire. Match two gunmetal-plated 14x14mm diamond links back to back. Wrap the end of the wire through the top hole on both 14x14mm diamond links for four to five wraps to secure the top of the links together. Continue to weave the wire through the filigree on the edge of both diamonds links until all four sides are secured together. Wrap the end of the wire around the edge of the last side four to five times to secure the wire creating a double 14x14mm diamond link. Repeat to create eleven double 14x14mm diamond links.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers, open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the bottom left hole on a double 14x14mm diamond link and the upper left hole on a second double 14x14mm diamond link. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the bottom right hole on the first double 14x14mm diamond link and the upper right hole on the second double 14x14mm diamond link.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the upper right hole on the first double 14x14mm diamond link and the upper left hole on a third double 14x14mm diamond link. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the bottom right hole on the first double 14x14mm diamond link and the lower left hole on the third double 14x14mm diamond link.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the upper right hole on the second double 14x14mm diamond link and the upper left hole on a fourth double 14x14mm diamond link. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the bottom right hole on the second double 14x14mm diamond link and the lower left hole on the fourth double 14x14mm diamond link.

Pass it through the bottom left hole on the third double 14x14mm diamond link and the upper left hole on a fourth double 14x14mm diamond link. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the bottom right hole on the third double 14x14mm diamond link and the upper left hole on the second double 14x14mm diamond link.

Repeat to create a second four piece double 14x14mm diamond link.
STEP 5
Open one 5mm jumpring. Pass it though the first link on the 5.5-inch length of 6mm round filigree chain and the hole on the toggle bar portion of the clasp. Close the jumpring.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass the jumpring thought the last link on the 5.5-inch length of chain and through the top loop on a double 14x14mm diamond link. Close the jumpring.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the bottom loop on the double 14x14mm diamond link and the top loop on an 8mm bicone amethyst crystal beading link.
STEP 6
Continue to attach the following components using one 5mm jumpring between them:
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone light Siam crystal beading link
  • One double 14x14mm diamond link
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone fuchsia crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone rose crystal beading link
  • Top loop on a four piece double 14x14 diamond link
STEP 7
Open one 5mm jumpring. Pass it though the first link on the second 5.5-inch length of 6mm round filigree chain and the hole on the toggle ring portion of the clasp. Close the jumpring.
STEP 8
Continue to attach the following components using one 5mm jumpring between them:
  • One double 14x14mm diamond link
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone fuchsia crystal beading link
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone rose crystal beading link
  • Top loop on a four piece double 14x14 diamond link
STEP 9
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a Swarovski 4mm bicone rose crystal bead drop and the left corner loop on the first double 14x14mm diamond link from Step 5. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second Swarovski 4mm bicone rose crystal bead drop to the right corner loop on the first double 14x14mm diamond link.

Repeat to attach a Swarovski 4mm bicone fuchsia crystal bead drop and the loop directly under the left corner loop and the loop directly under the right corner loop on the first double 14x14mm diamond link.

Repeat to attach a Swarovski 4mm bicone amethyst crystal bead drop and the loop directly to the left of the bottom loop and the loop directly to the right of the bottom loop on the first double 14x14mm diamond link.
STEP 10
Repeat Step 9 to attach two Swarovski 4mm bicone purple velvet crystal bead drops to the left and right loops on the second double 14x14mm diamond link from Step 6.

Repeat to attach a Swarovski 4mm bicone light Siam crystal bead drops to the loop directly under the left corner loop and the loop directly under the right corner loop on the second double 14x14mm diamond link.

Repeat to attach a Swarovski 4mm bicone ruby crystal bead drop and the loop directly to the left of the bottom loop and the loop directly to the right of the bottom loop on the second double 14x14mm diamond link.

Repeat Step 10 to attach the crystal bead drops to the third double 14x14mm diamond link from Step 8.
STEP 11
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop directly to the left of the bottom loop and the loop directly to the right of the bottom loop on the four piece double 14x14mm diamond link on the first side of the necklace. Repeat to attach 5mm jumpring to the loop next to the loop to the left and right of the previous jumprings.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop directly to the left of the bottom loop on the left sided double 14x14mm diamond link. Repeat on the right side of the four piece double 14x14mm diamond link.

These are the attachments for the center portion of the necklace.

Repeat to attach six 5mm jumprings to the second four piece double 14x14mm diamond link.

First Strand

STEP 12
Using flush-cutters, cut an 11-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire: one crimp tube, a silver-plated Accu-Guard™, and the first jumpring (right side) on the left four piece double 14x14mm diamond link. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1 inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the Accu-Guard. Place a small amount of 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.
STEP 13
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • One Swarovski 6mm bicone fuchsia crystal
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone fuchsia crystals
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone ruby crystals
  • Three Swarovski 6mm bicone ruby crystals
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone ruby crystal
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Three Swarovski 6mm bicone light Siam crystals
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone light Siam crystals
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone amethyst crystals
  • Three Swarovski 6mm bicone amethyst crystals
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone amethyst crystal
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone purple satin crystal
  • Three Swarovski 6mm bicone purple satin crystals
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone purple satin crystals
STEP 14
Place one crimp tube onto the beading wire after bead. String on one crimp tube, a silver-plated Accu-Guard and the first jumpring (left side) on the right four piece double 14x14mm diamond link. 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.

Second Strand

STEP 15
Repeat Step 12 to attach a 13-inch length of beading wire to the second jumpring (right side middle) on the left four piece double 14x14mm diamond link.
STEP 16
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Three Swarovski 4mm bicone rose crystals
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone fuchsia crystals
  • Three Swarovski 6mm bicone fuchsia crystals
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone fuchsia crystal
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone ruby crystal
  • Three Swarovski 6mm bicone ruby crystals
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone ruby crystals
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone light Siam crystals
  • Three Swarovski 6mm bicone light Siam crystals
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone amethyst crystal
  • Three Swarovski 6mm bicone amethyst crystals
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone amethyst crystals
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone purple satin crystals
  • One Swarovski 6mm bicone purple satin crystal
STEP 17
Repeat Step 14 to attach the end of the beading wire to the second jumpring (left side middle) on the right four piece double 14x14mm diamond link

Third Strand

STEP 18
Repeat Step 12 to attach a 15-inch length of beading wire to the third jumpring (right bottom corner) on the left four piece double 14x14mm diamond link.
STEP 19
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone rose crystals
  • Three Swarovski 6mm bicone rose crystals
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone rose crystal
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone fuchsia crystal
  • Three Swarovski 6mm bicone fuchsia crystals
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone fuchsia crystals
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone ruby crystals
  • Three Swarovski 6mm bicone ruby crystals
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone ruby crystal
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Three Swarovski 6mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone amethyst crystals
  • Three Swarovski 6mm bicone amethyst crystals
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone amethyst crystal
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone purple satin crystal
  • One Swarovski 6mm bicone purple satin crystal
STEP 20
Repeat Step 14 to attach the end of the beading wire to the third jumpring (left bottom corner) on the right four piece double 14x14mm diamond link.

Fourth Strand

STEP 21
Repeat Step 12 to attach a 17-inch length of beading wire to the fourth jumpring (left bottom corner) on the left four piece double 14x14mm diamond link.
STEP 22
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Two Swarovski 8mm bicone rose crystals
  • Four Swarovski 6mm bicone rose crystals
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone rose crystals
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone fuchsia crystals
  • Four Swarovski 6mm bicone fuchsia crystals
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone fuchsia crystal
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone ruby crystal
  • Four Swarovski 6mm bicone ruby crystals
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone ruby crystals
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone light Siam crystals
  • Three Swarovski 6mm bicone light Siam crystals
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone amethyst crystal
  • Three Swarovski 6mm bicone amethyst crystals
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone amethyst crystals
  • Two Swarovski 4mm bicone purple satin crystals
STEP 23
Repeat Step 14 to attach the end of the beading wire to the fourth jumpring (right bottom corner) on the right four piece double 14x14mm diamond link.

Fifth Strand

STEP 24
Repeat Step 12 to attach a 19-inch length of beading wire to the fifth jumpring (left side middle) on the left four piece double 14x14mm diamond link.
STEP 25
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone rose crystals
  • Five Swarovski 6mm bicone rose crystals
  • Three Swarovski 8mm bicone rose crystals
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone fuchsia crystal
  • Five Swarovski 6mm bicone fuchsia crystals
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone fuchsia crystals
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone ruby crystals
  • Four Swarovski 6mm bicone ruby crystals
  • Two Swarovski 8mm bicone ruby crystal
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Three Swarovski 6mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone amethyst crystals
  • Three Swarovski 6mm bicone amethyst crystals
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone amethyst crystal
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone purple satin crystal
STEP 26
Repeat Step 14 to attach the end of the beading wire to the fifth jumpring (right side middle) on the right four piece double 14x14mm diamond link.

Sixth Strand

STEP 27
Repeat Step 12 to attach a 19-inch length of beading wire to the sixth jumpring (left side) on the left four piece double 14x14mm diamond link.
STEP 28
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Three Swarovski 8mm bicone rose crystals
  • Six Swarovski 6mm bicone rose crystals
  • Seven Swarovski 4mm bicone rose crystals
  • Six Swarovski 4mm bicone fuchsia crystals
  • Six Swarovski 6mm bicone fuchsia crystals
  • Two Swarovski 8mm bicone fuchsia crystals
  • Two Swarovski 8mm bicone ruby crystals
  • Five Swarovski 6mm bicone ruby crystals
  • Seven Swarovski 4mm bicone ruby crystals
  • Five Swarovski 4mm bicone light Siam crystals
  • Four Swarovski 6mm bicone light Siam crystals
  • One Swarovski 8mm bicone light Siam crystal
  • Two Swarovski 8mm bicone amethyst crystals
  • Four Swarovski 6mm bicone amethyst crystals
  • Three Swarovski 4mm bicone amethyst crystals
STEP 29
Repeat Step 14 to attach the end of the beading wire to the sixth jumpring (right side) on the right four piece double 14x14mm diamond link.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one Swarovski 6mm bicone ruby crystal bead onto an eyepin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of an eyepin to create two 6mm bicone ruby crystal beading links.

Repeat to create the following:
  • Two Swarovski 6mm bicone light Siam crystal beading links using one 6mm bicone light Siam crystal bead and one 1.5-inch eyepin
  • Two Swarovski 6mm bicone fuchsia crystal beading links using one 6mm bicone fuchsia crystal bead and one 1.5-inch eyepin
  • Two Swarovski 8mm bicone rose crystal bead drops using one 8mm bicone rose crystal and one 1-inch headpin
  • Four Swarovski 4mm bicone purple velvet crystal bead drops using one 4mm bicone purple velvet crystal and one 1-inch headpin
  • Four Swarovski 4mm bicone amethyst crystal bead drops using one 4mm bicone amethyst crystal and one 1-inch headpin
  • Four Swarovski 4mm bicone light Siam crystal bead drops using one 4mm bicone light Siam crystal and one 1-inch headpin
STEP 2
Using flush-cutters cut a 6-inch length of 30-gauge black Zebra Wire. Match two gunmetal-plated 14x14mm diamond links back to back. Wrap the end of the wire through the top hole on both 14x14mm diamond links for four to five wraps to secure the top of the links together. Continue to weave the wire through the filigree on the edge of both diamonds links until all four sides are secured together. Wrap the end of the wire around the edge of the last side four to five times to secure the links together creating a double 14x14mm diamond links. Repeat to create two double 14x14mm diamond links.
STEP 3
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on a Swarovski 4mm bicone light Siam crystal bead drop and the left corner loop on the first double 14x14mm diamond link from Step 3. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second Swarovski 4mm bicone light Siam crystal bead drop to the right corner loop on the first double 14x14mm diamond link.

Repeat to attach a Swarovski 4mm bicone amethyst crystal bead drop and the loop directly under the left corner loop and the loop directly under the right corner loop on the first double 14x14mm diamond link.

Repeat to attach a Swarovski 4mm bicone purple satin crystal bead drop and the loop directly to the left of the bottom loop and the loop directly to the right of the bottom loop on the first double 14x14mm diamond link.

Repeat to attach the crystal bead drops to the second double 14x14mm diamond link.
STEP 4
Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the bottom loop on the first double 14x14mm diamond link and the loop on a 6mm bicone ruby crystal beading link. Close the jumpring. Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the opposite loop on the 6mm bicone ruby crystal beading link and the first loop on a 6mm bicone fuchsia crystal beading link. Close the jumpring.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the opposite loop on the 6mm bicone fuchsia crystal beading link and the first loop on an 8mm bicone rose crystal bead drop. Close the jumpring.

Open a 5mm jumpring. Pass it through the top loop on the double 14x14mm diamond link and the first loop on a 6mm bicone light Siam crystal beading link. Close the jumpring.
STEP 5
Open the loop on an earwire. Pass it through the opposite loop on the 6mm bicone light Siam crystal beading link. Close the loop.
STEP 6
Repeat Steps 3 - 5 to create the second earring.

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