Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Lampworked Glass Pendant, Turquoise Gemstone Beads and Crystal Passions® Beads

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Pendant necklaces are one of the most versatile styles of jewelry, dressing up anything from a t-shirt to special occasion attire and working well with any neckline. The simplistic design of this featured jewelry set truly showcases the beauty of its high-end materials, such as the crystal faceted beads and rondelles, turquoise beads and lampworked glass pendant. The handcrafted lampworked glass pendant steals the show with the transparent glass and glorious ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut one 20-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String onto the following onto the beading wire:
  • One gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-Guard™ wire protector
  • The loop on one antiqued brass-finished lobster claw clasp
STEP 3
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 4
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Sixty turquoise 6x3mm rondelles
  • One and gold-plated crystal AB 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • One crystal AB 8mm round
  • One and gold-plated crystal AB 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • Nine turquoise 6x3mm rondelles
  • One and gold-plated crystal AB 6x3.5mm rondelle
  • One crystal AB 8mm round
STEP 5
Continue to string one lampworked glass 50x45mm heart pendant.
STEP 6
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 4 in the opposite direction.
STEP 7
String onto the beading wire one gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead and one Accu-Guard wire protector. Repeat Step 3 to secure the strand.
STEP 8
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open three antiqued gold-plated 8mm jumprings.

Pass one open 8mm jumpring through one closed 8mm jumpring and the last Accu-Guard. Close the jumpring. Repeat adding four more 8mm jumprings creating an extender chain.

Tip: Use a second crimp cover to disguise any extra space at each end of a necklace or to even out a design.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One crystal AB 8mm round
  • One and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • Three turquoise 6x3mm rondelles
  • One and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One crystal AB 5.5x5mm simplicity
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 turquoise and drop.
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open the loop on one gold-plated leverback earwire. Pass the loop through the loop on the turquoise and drop. Close the loop.
STEP 4
Repeat Steps 1 - 3 to create a second earring.

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