Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Copper Beads, Cultured Freshwater Pearls and Gold-Plated Brass Beads


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Get ready to love how you'll look this season wearing this heart motif double strand necklace jewelry set. As a long recognized symbol of love, charity, joy and compassion, people are naturally drawn to hearts. This design is a smart style choice for resale, gifts, wedding jewelry ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut one 42-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One gold-filled 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-Guard™ wire protector
  • The loop on the bar portion of one gold-plated 14mm toggle 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 gold-plated 4mm corrugated crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 3
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Five Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • Repeat this stringing sequence creating a total of two sets
    • One copper semi-round cultured freshwater pearl
    • One Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • One copper semi-round cultured freshwater pearl
  • Five Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm bead cap (open end facing away from the seed beads)
  • One copper with purple iridescent finish 13mm flat round
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm bead cap (open end facing the 13mm flat round)
STEP 4
Continue to string the following:
  • Five Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • Repeat this stringing sequence two times
    • One copper semi-round cultured freshwater pearl
    • One Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • One copper semi-round cultured freshwater pearl
  • Five Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • One gold-plated 4x2mm heishi
  • One copper with purple iridescent finish 14x14mm flat heart (large end first)
  • One gold-plated 4x2mm heishi
Repeat this step once stringing the pointed end of the 14x14mm flat heart first.
STEP 5
Repeat the stringing sequence in Steps 3 and 4 to create a total of seven sets.

Continue to string five Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads.
STEP 6
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand, using the ring portion of the toggle clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One gold-plated 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm bead cap (open end facing away from the heishi)
  • One copper with purple iridescent finish 14x14mm flat heart
  • One gold-finished 6x1.5mm bead cap (open end facing away from the heart)
  • One copper semi-round cultured freshwater pearl
  • One Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
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 copper heart drop.

Repeat to create a total of two copper heart drops.
STEP 2
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 copper heart drop. Close the loop.

Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to create a second earring.

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