Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal, 14Kt Gold-Filled Drops and Seed Beads

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This jewelry set is packed with feel-good energy, turning any casual summer outfit into an upbeat, fashion-forward ensemble. Following the design rule of three, the necklace is composed of an odd-number of star drops for increased visual impact, balance, movement and ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut one 21-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String onto one gold-plated 2-inch eyepin one Swarovski gemcolors red coral 11x8mm pear pearl (large end facing the end of the headpin) and one gold-plated 4x2mm heishi. 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 11x8mm pear pearl drop.

Repeat to create a total of three 11x8mm pear pearl drops.
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open three 4mm jumprings.

Pass one 4mm jumpring through the outer loop on one 14Kt gold-filled 28mm star drop. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach one 4mm jumpring to each of the other two 28mm star drops.

Repeat to attach one 6mm jumpring to the loop on one gold-plated lobster claw clasp.
STEP 4
Attach one 11x8mm pear pearl drop to the inner loop on one 28mm star drop creating a 28mm star and pear pearl drop. Repeat to create a total of three 28mm star and pear pearl drops.
STEP 5
String onto the beading wire one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and the jumpring on one gold-plated lobster claw clasp. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the loop of the clasp 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. Using flush-cutters trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Place one gold-plated 4mm stardust crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 6
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One Swarovski crystal blue shade 4mm bicone
  • One Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed bead
  • One 11x8mm pear pearl (small end facing seed bead)
  • Approximately 5-1/2 inches of Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • One Swarovski bright gold 6mm round pearl
  • One Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed bead
  • One Swarovski crystal blue shade 4mm bicone
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One 11x8mm pear pearl (large end facing rondelle)
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal blue shade 4mm bicone
  • The jumpring from one 28mm star and pear pearl drop
  • One Swarovski crystal blue shade 4mm bicone
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One 11x8mm pear pearl (small end facing rondelle)
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal blue shade 4mm bicone
  • One Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed bead
  • One Swarovski bright gold 6mm round pearl
  • One Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed bead
  • One Swarovski crystal blue shade 4mm bicone
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One 11x8mm pear pearl (large end facing rondelle)
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal blue shade 4mm bicone
STEP 7
Continue to string the jumpring from one 28mm star and pear pearl drop.
STEP 8
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 6 in the opposite direction and reversing the direction of the pear pearls to string the second half of the necklace.
STEP 9
Repeat Step 5 to attach one closed 6mm jumpring.

Earrings

STEP 1
String onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin one Swarovski gemcolors red coral 11x8mm pear pearl (large end facing the end of the headpin) and one gold-plated 4x2mm heishi. 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 11x8mm pear pearl drop.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open the loop on one 11x8mm pear pearl drop. Pass it through the inner loop of one 28mm star drop. Close the loop.
STEP 3
Open the loop on one gold-plated leverback earwire. Pass it through the outer loop of the 28mm star drop. Close the loop.
STEP 4
Repeat Steps 1 - 3 to create a second earring.

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