Lariat-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Cloisonné Beads, Glass Beads and Swarovski Crystal


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Scarf-inspired lariat necklaces are all the rage, providing a sophisticated fashion accessory for any time of the year. This ''claspless'' style of jewelry creates a layered effect when one loop is threaded through the other loop component, giving the piece ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut one 25-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.

Separate two 1-inch links of gold-plated copper triple round chain. Do not cut the links.

Cut the following lengths of gold-plated 5.5mm diamond-cut flat round chain. (Remove the wire links on each end of each length.)
  • One 3-1/4 inch length
  • One 2-3/4 inch length
  • One 3-1/2 inch length
  • One 4-1/4 inch length
  • One 3-3/4 inch length
STEP 2
String the following onto one gold-plated 1-1/2 inch headpin:
  • One gold-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One gold-plated 6x1mm corrugated flower bead cap (open end facing away from the rondelle)
  • One cloisonné diamond with flowers
  • One gold-plated 6x1mm corrugated flower bead cap (open end facing cloisonné diamond)
  • 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 a 4x2mm heishi and cloisonné drop. Repeat to create a total of three 4x2mm heishi and cloisonné drops.

Repeat to create three more cloisonné drops using 5x2mm heishi beads.
STEP 3
String the following onto one gold-plated 1-1/2 inch eyepin:
  • One Swarovski turquoise 8mm round pearl
  • One gold-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One Swarovski turquoise 8mm round pearl
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Swarovski pearl link. Repeat to create a total of six Swarovski pearl links.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers open the loop on one cloisonné drop. Pass the loop through the loop on one end of one Swarovski pearl link. Close the loop.

Open the loop on the opposite end of the Swarovski pearl link and pass it through the loop on the last link on one end of one length of gold-plated 5.5mm diamond-cut flat round chain. Close the loop creating a cloisonné and chain drop.

Repeat to create a total of six cloisonné and chain drops.
STEP 5
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers open three 4mm jumprings and three 6mm jumprings.
STEP 6
Pass one 4mm jumpring the loop on the opposite end of the cloisonné and chain drop and one 1-inch gold-plated copper round link. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach two more cloisonné and chain drops staggering the lengths.

Repeat to attach the remaining three cloisonné and chain drops to the second 1-inch gold-plated copper round link using 6mm jumprings and staggering the lengths.
STEP 7
String the following onto the 25-inch length of beading wire:
  • One gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-Guard™ wire protector
  • One 1-inch gold-plated copper round link from Step 6
STEP 8
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. 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 9
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One Swarovski turquoise 10mm round pearl
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 8x3.5mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski turquoise 8mm round pearl
  • One gold-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One glass red with pastel stardust finish 11x8mm oval
  • One gold-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • Three Czech fire-polished glass ruby red 5x4mm rondelles
  • Three gold-plated 5x2mm heishi
  • One Swarovski turquoise 6mm round pearl
  • One gold-plated 5x2mm heishi
  • One cloisonné diamond with flowers
  • One gold-plated 5x2mm heishi
STEP 10
Continue to string the following:
  • One Swarovski turquoise 6mm round pearl
  • Three gold-plated 5x2mm heishi
  • Three Czech fire-polished glass ruby red 5x4mm rondelles
  • Three gold-plated 5x2mm heishi
STEP 11
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 9 one time using an 8mm round pearl.

Continue to repeat the stringing sequence using 6mm round pearls to create a total of sixteen sets.
STEP 12
Continue to string:
  • One Swarovski turquoise 6mm round pearl
  • One gold-plated 5x2mm heishi
  • One cloisonné diamond with flowers
  • One gold-plated 5x2mm heishi
  • One Swarovski turquoise 6mm round pearl
  • Three gold-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One glass red with pastel stardust finish 11x8mm oval
  • One gold-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One Swarovski turquoise 8mm round pearl
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 8x3.5mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski turquoise 10mm round pearl
  • One gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-Guard wire protector
STEP 13
Pass the end of the strand through the 1-inch gold-plated copper round link on the other end of the strand.
STEP 14
Continue to string the second 1-inch gold-plated copper round link from Step 6. Repeat Step 8 to secure the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut two, two-link lengths of gold-plated 5.5mm diamond-cut flat round chain. (Remove the wire links on each end of each length.)
STEP 2
String the following onto one gold-plated 1-1/2 inch headpin:
  • One gold-plated 8x2mm corrugated flower bead cap (open end facing away from the head of the headpin)
  • One Swarovski turquoise 10mm round pearl
  • One gold-plated 8x2mm corrugated flower bead cap (open end facing the pearl)
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Swarovski pearl drop. Repeat to create a total of two Swarovski pearl drops.
STEP 3
String the following onto one gold-plated 1-1/2 inch eyepin:
  • One gold-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One gold-plated 6x1mm corrugated flower bead cap (open end facing away from the rondelle)
  • One cloisonné diamond with flowers
  • One gold-plated 6x1mm corrugated flower bead cap (open end facing cloisonné diamond)
  • One gold-plated 4x2mm heishi
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a 4x2mm heishi and cloisonné link. Repeat to create a total of two 4x2mm heishi and cloisonné links.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers open the loop on one Swarovski pearl drop. Pass it through the loop on one end of one cloisonné link. Close the loop.

Open the loop on the opposite end of the cloisonné link and pass it through the loop on the last link on one end of one two link length of gold-plated 5.5mm diamond-cut flat round chain. Close the loop.
STEP 5
Open the loop on one gold-plated leverback earwire. Pass the loop through the loop on the last link on the opposite end of the two link length. Close the loop.
STEP 6
Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to create a second earring.

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