Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Cultured Freshwater Pearls and Swarovski Crystal

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Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut one 40-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One silver-plated 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-Guard™ wire protector
  • The loop on the ring portion of one gold-plated 14x13mm toggle 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 crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 4
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Five Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • Three copper cultured freshwater pearls
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One iris blue cultured freshwater pearl (large end first)
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal copper 8x6mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One iris blue cultured freshwater pearl (small end first)
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • Three copper cultured freshwater pearls
  • Five Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • Repeat this sequence to string a total of two sets:
    • One Swarovski Montana 6mm bicone
    • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski Montana 6mm bicone
Repeat the sequence in this step to string a total of ten sets.
STEP 5
Continue to string the following:
  • Five Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • Three copper cultured freshwater pearls
  • Five Czech glass metallic gold #11 seed beads
STEP 6
String onto the beading wire one silver-plated 2x2mm crimp bead and one Accu-Guard wire protector.

Repeat Step 3 to secure the strand.
STEP 7
Using chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open one gold-plated 7x5mm oval jumpring. Pass the jumpring through the Accu-Guard and the loop on the bar portion of the toggle clasp. Close the jumpring.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-inch headpin:
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal copper 8x6mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski Montana 6mm bicone
  • One Swarovski crystal copper 4mm round
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 Swarovski drop.

Repeat to create a second Swarovski drop.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open the loop on one gold-plated fishhook earwire. Pass the loop through the loop on the Swarovski drop. Close the loop.
STEP 3
Repeat Step 2 to create a second earring.

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