Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Sierra Agate Gemstone Focal and Labradorite and Red Jasper Gemstone Beads


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This single-strand gemstone bead stunner has "fall" written all over it. The fall-like color tones and natural gemstones are visually appealing, bringing a high-end richness to any look ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut the following:
  • One 18-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire
  • One 4-inch length of sterling silver-filled 22-gauge wire
STEP 2
String onto the 4-inch length of sterling silver-filled 22-gauge wire one Sierra agate 40x30mm puffed rectangle focal.
STEP 3
Bring the ends of the wire together and string the following:
  • One labradorite 12mm flat round
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 8x3.5mm rondelle
  • One red jasper 12mm round
Using a pair of bent-nose pliers and chain-nose pliers create a briolette wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Sierra agate focal.
STEP 4
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One sterling silver 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-Guard™ wire protector
  • The loop on one portion of one silver-plated button clasp
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 silver-plated 4mm stardust crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 5
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One silver-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One red jasper 12mm round
  • Repeat this stringing sequence a total of eight times
    • One silver-plated 5x2mm heishi
    • One labradorite 12mm flat round
  • One silver-plated 5x2mm heishi
  • One red jasper 12mm round
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 8x3.5mm rondelle
  • Two Swarovski crystal AB 10x3.5mm marguerites flowers
  • One Swarovski and silver-plated crystal AB 8x3.5mm rondelle
  • One red jasper 12mm round
  • Repeat this stringing sequence a total of three times
    • One silver-plated 5x2mm heishi
    • One labradorite 12mm flat round
  • One silver-plated 5x2mm heishi
STEP 6
Continue to string the loop from the Sierra agate focal.
STEP 7
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 5 in the opposite direction to string the second half of the necklace.

Repeat Step 4 using the second portion of the clasp to secure the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one silver-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One red jasper 12mm round
  • One silver-plated 5x2mm heishi
  • One Swarovski crystal blue shade 6mm bicone
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 red jasper drop.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open the loop on one silver-plated 17mm leverback earwire. Pass the loop through the loop on the red jasper drop. Close the loop.
STEP 3
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to create a second earring.

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