Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal, Seed Beads and Antiqued Gold-Plated Pewter Cone

Necklace

Tassel

STEP 1
Using scissors cut twenty 12-inch lengths of light tan Nymo® thread. String a beading needle onto one 12-inch length of thread.
STEP 2
Tie an overhand knot at the end of the thread. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite®) on the knot (optional).
STEP 3
String onto the thread 2-1/2 inches of metallic gold #11 seed beads, one Swarovski crystal red magma 8x3mm marguerite bead and five metallic gold #11 seed beads.

Pass the thread back up through all of the beads starting with the 6th seed bead from the bottom of the 2-1/2 inches of the metallic gold #11 seed beads. Use a Bead Stopper™ to hold the beads on the strand.

Repeat to create five Swarovski crystal red magma 8x3mm marguerite and seed bead beaded tassels.

Repeat to create:
  • Six Swarovski 10mm marguerite red magma and seed bead beaded tassels using:
    • 2-1/4 inches of metallic gold #11 seed beads
    • One Swarovski crystal red magma 8mm marguerite bead
    • Five metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • Four crystal golden shadow and crystal red magma beaded tassels using:
    • 2-1/2 inches of metallic gold #11 seed beads
    • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 4mm round
    • One gold-plated 3x1mm bead cap
    • One metallic gold #11 seed bead
    • One Swarovski crystal red magma 4mm bicone
    • One gold-plated 3x1mm bead cap
    • One metallic gold #11 seed bead (pass the thread back up through the previous gold-plated 3x1mm bead cap and the remaining beads)
  • Five crystal golden shadow and tanzanite crystal beaded tassels using:
    • 2-1/2 inches of metallic gold #11 metallic gold seed beads
    • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 4mm round
    • One gold-plated 3x1mm bead cap
    • One metallic gold #11 seed bead
    • One Swarovski tanzanite 4mm bicone
    • One gold-plated 3x1mm bead cap
    • One metallic gold #11 seed bead (pass the thread back up through the previous gold-plated 3x1mm bead cap and the remaining beads)
STEP 4
Match the top of twenty beaded tassels. Using all ten strands, tie an overhand knot at the top of the last seed beads to hold the tassels together. Place a good amount of adhesive on the knot and the top portion of the seed beads.
STEP 5
Using flush-cutters, cut a 5-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.

String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One crimp tube
  • One Swarovski crystal red magma 4mm bicone
  • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 6x2mm marguerite bead
  • One Swarovski crystal red magma 8x3mm marguerite bead
  • One antiqued gold-plated 16x15mm bead cone
Pass the wire through the knot on the top of the tassel. Pass the wire back through the bead cone and three previous crystals in the opposite direction. Pull the wire until the knot and the top of the seed beads is nicely seated inside the bead cone. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube in the opposite direction.

String a 3/4 inch piece of French wire onto the beading wire and pass the wire back through the crimp. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire so the top French wire is formed in a nicely curved tube. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the both ends of the wire.

Gently close the bead tip over the crimp using chain-nose pliers.

Necklace Assembly

STEP 6
Using flush-cutters, cut a 23-inch length of gold Accu-Flex beading wire. String one crimp tube onto the wire. Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess wire from the short end.
STEP 7
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One gold-plated turtle bead tip (crimp and short end of wire fit inside the bead tip with the hook to the outside)
  • 4 inches of metallic gold #11 seed beads
  • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 6mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal red magma 10mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski tanzanite 6x2mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 10x3.5mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal red magma 6x2mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 10x3.5mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski tanzanite 6x2mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 10x3.5mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal red magma 12x4mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 8x3mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal red magma 10x3.5mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 8x3mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal red magma 8x3mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski tanzanite 6x2mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal red magma 8x3mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 10x3.5mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal red magma 10x3.5mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski tanzanite 6x2mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 12x4mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal red magma 6x2mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal red magma 14x5mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski tanzanite 6x2mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 14x5mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski tanzanite 6x2mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal red magma 14x5mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 8x3mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One metallic gold #11 seed bead
STEP 8
String the beading wire through the French wire loop at the top of the tassel.
STEP 9
Repeat Step 7 in the opposite direction to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 10
String one crimp tube and one gold-plated turtle bead tip after the last seed bead. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the first part of the necklace. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube inside the bead tip (open the bead tip wider if more room is needed to fit the tip of the crimping pliers). Using flush-cutters, trim excess wire from the end.

Gently close the bead tip over the crimp using chain-nose pliers.
STEP 11
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the ring portion of the toggle clasp. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a 4.5mm jumpring to the bar portion of the toggle clasp.
STEP 12
Pass the loop on the first bead tip through the jumpring on the ring portion of the toggle clasp. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and round-nose pliers, close the loop. Repeat to attach the bead tip on the opposite end of the strand to the bar portion of the toggle clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one Swarovski crystal red magma 4mm bicone bead onto an eyepin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire. Repeat to create two crystal red magma 4mm bead links.

Repeat to create two marguerite crystal bead drops using:
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal red magma 14x5mm marguerite bead
  • Two gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead caps (back to back)
  • One Swarovski crystal golden shadow 10x3.5mm marguerite bead
  • Two gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead caps (back to back)
  • One Swarovski tanzanite 6x2mm marguerite bead
  • One gold-plated 5x1.5mm bead cap
  • One headpin
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open an earwire. Pass it through the loop on the one crystal red magma 4mm bead link. Close the jumpring. Open the opposite loop on the crystal red magma 4mm bead link. Pass it through the top loop of one marguerite crystal bead drop. Close the jumpring.
STEP 3
Repeat Step 2 to create the second earring.

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