Single-Strand Necklace with Swarovski Crystal, Sterling Silver Beads and Silver-Plated Brass Cone


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This jewelry design takes the current tassel pendant necklace trend by storm with its subtle holiday twist and visually appealing textural elements. The pear-shaped Swarovski crystal pearl red coral gemcolors emulate the appearance of natural, polished coral and mix beautifully with Swarovski's emerald green marguerite lochrose flowers to create this Christmas-inspired color collaboration. The sparkling effects of the stardust beads and Swarovski crystal rondelles make it ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut the following:
  • One 22-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire
  • Two 1-1/2 inch lengths of silver-plated 8.5mm flower chain
  • One 2-inch length of silver-plated 8.5mm flower chain
STEP 2
String the following onto one Swarovski rhinestone and silver-plated headpin:
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 8x6mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4.5x3.5mm simplicity
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 crystal AB rondelle drop.
STEP 3
Repeat Step 2 to create one stardust round drop using the following:
  • One sterling silver 8mm stardust round
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One sterling silver 3mm round
STEP 4
Repeat Step 2 to create three marguerite flower drops using the following:
  • One Swarovski emerald 10x3.5mm marguerite flower
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4.5x3.5mm simplicity
STEP 5
String onto one silver-plated 2-inch headpin one Swarovski red coral 6mm round pearl. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating a 6mm round pearl drop.
STEP 6
String the following onto one silver-plated 2-inch eyepin:
  • One sterling silver 3mm round
  • One sterling silver 22x11mm nugget
  • One sterling silver 3mm round
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a sterling silver nugget link.

Repeat to create a total of two sterling silver nugget links.
STEP 7
Repeat Step 6 to create four pear pearl links using the following:
  • One Swarovski red coral 11x8mm pear pearl (large end first)
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 4.5x3.5mm simplicity
STEP 8
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open two 4mm jumprings and three 7mm jumprings. Note: Jumpring mix sizes may vary. Use a similar-sized jumpring.

Pass one 7mm jumpring through four closed 7mm jumprings. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a second jumpring creating double jumprings creating an extender chain.

Pass one 7mm jumpring through the loop on the 6mm round pearl drop and two jumprings on one end of the extender chain. Close the jumpring.
STEP 9
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open the loop on the stardust round drop. Pass the loop through the loop on one end of one sterling silver nugget link. Close the loop.

Connect the opposite end of the sterling silver nugget link to the large end of one pear pearl link. Connect the opposite end of the pear pearl link to the last link on one end of the 2-inch of flower chain.
STEP 10
Open the loop on one marguerite flower drop. Pass the loop through the loop on the large end of one pear pearl link. Close the loop.

Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loop on the opposite end of the pear pearl link and a link on the flower chain, approximately 1 inch from the end of the chain. Close the jumpring.
STEP 11
Connect the following components:
  • One crystal AB rondelle drop
  • One pear pearl link
  • The last link on one end of one 1-1/2 inch length 8.5mm flower chain
STEP 12
Connect the following components:
  • One marguerite flower drop
  • One pear pearl link
  • The last link on one end of one 1-1/2 inch length 8.5mm flower chain
Pass one 4mm jumpring through one marguerite flower drop and the second from the last link on the opposite end of the chain. Close the jumpring.
STEP 13
Open the loop on one silver-plated 2-inch eyepin. Pass the loop through the last link on the end of each flower chain (opposite the drops). Close the loop.

String the following onto the straight end of the eyepin:
  • One silver-plated 12mm fancy filigree cone (open end first)
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 8x3.5mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski red coral 11x8mm pear pearl
Form a simple loop on the end of the wire creating a Swarovski and nugget tassel.
STEP 14
Open the loop on one end of one sterling silver nugget link. Pass the loop through the loop on the Swarovski and nugget tassel. Close the loop.
STEP 15
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One sterling silver 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-guard™ wire protector
  • The two 7mm jumprings on the end of the extender chain from Step 8
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 silver-plated 4mm stardust crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 16
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One Swarovski red coral 11x8mm pear pearl (small end first)
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • One sterling silver 8mm stardust round
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski red coral 11x8mm pear pearl (large end first)
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 8x6mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 6x3.5mm rondelle
Repeat this sequence to string a total of three sets.
STEP 17
Continue to string the following:
  • One Swarovski red coral 11x8mm pear pearl (small end first)
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • One sterling silver 8mm stardust round
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski red coral 11x8mm pear pearl (large end first)
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski emerald 10x3.5mm marguerite flower
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 8x3.5mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski emerald 10x3.5mm marguerite flower
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One string one sterling silver 22x11m nugget
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski emerald 10x3.5mm marguerite flower
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 8x3.5mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski emerald 10x3.5mm marguerite flower
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski red coral 11x8mm pear pearl (small end first)
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • One sterling silver 8mm stardust round
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski red coral 11x8mm pear pearl (large end first)
STEP 18
Continue to string the loop on the Swarovski and nugget tassel then repeat the stringing sequence in Step 17.

Repeat the sequence in Step 16 in the opposite direction to string a total of three sets.

Repeat Step 12 to attach the loop on one antiqued silver-finished lobster claw clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one Swarovski rhinestone and silver-plated headpin:
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One sterling silver 8mm stardust round
  • One Swarovski crystal AB and silver-plated 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski red coral 11x8mm pear pearl (large end first)
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 pear pearl drop.

Repeat to create a total of two pear pearl drops.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open the loop on one silver-plated leverback earwire. Pass the loop through the loop on the pear pearl drop and close.
STEP 3
Repeat Step 2 to create a second earring.

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