Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal and Antiqued Brass Bead Caps

Necklace

STEP 1
String onto the straight end of a headpin:
  • One Swarovski tangerine AB 4mm bicone
  • One antiqued brass 8x5mm basket bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 11x8mm pear pearl
  • One Swarovski indicolite satin 4mm bicone
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire to create one pearl and crystal bead drop. Repeat to create ten pearl and crystal bead drops.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 5.5mm jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the lobster claw clasp. Close the jumpring.

Open one 5.5mm jumpring. Pass it through one pearl and crystal bead drop. Repeat to attach one 5.5mm jumpring to each of the pearl and crystal bead drops.
STEP 3
Using flush-cutters, cut a 30-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube, one antiqued gold-plated Accu-Guard™ wire protector and the jumpring attached to lobster claw clasp. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the Accu-Guard. 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 short end.

Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.
STEP 4
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • Twenty-three Swarovski tangerine 8mm round beads
  • Five sets of:
    • One Swarovski indicolite AB 8mm round bead
    • One antiqued brass 8x5mm basket bead cap
    • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 8mm round pearl
    • One antiqued brass 8x5mm basket bead cap
    • One Swarovski indicolite AB 8mm round bead
    • One pearl and crystal bead drop (through the jumpring)
    • One Swarovski tangerine 8mm rondelle bead
    • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 8mm round pearl
    • One Swarovski tangerine 8mm rondelle bead
    • One pearl and crystal bead drop (through the jumpring)
  • One Swarovski indicolite AB 8mm round bead
  • One antiqued brass 8x5mm basket bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 8mm round pearl
  • One antiqued brass 8x5mm basket bead cap
  • One Swarovski indicolite AB 8mm bead
  • Twenty-three Swarovski tangerine 8mm round beads
STEP 5
Continue to string onto the wire one crimp tube, one antiqued gold-plated Accu-Guard and one 7mm jumpring. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube, pulling the wire tight against the Accu-Guard and the jumpring. Make sure there is no slack along the length of the necklace. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) inside the crimp (optional).

Using the crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube. Using flush-cutters, trim excess wire from the end.

Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.

Earrings

STEP 1
String onto the straight end of a headpin:
  • One Swarovski tangerine AB 4mm bicone bead
  • One antiqued brass 8x5mm basket bead cap
  • One Swarovski crystal iridescent green 11x8mm pear pearl
  • One Swarovski indicolite satin 4mm bicone bead
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire to create one pearl and bead drop. Repeat to create two pearl and crystal bead drops.

Create two Swarovski tangerine 8mm round beading links using one Swarovski tangerine 8mm round bead and one headpin.
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open the loop on one earwire. Pass it through the loop on the top of one Swarovski tangerine 8mm round beading link. Close the loop.

Open the loop on the opposite end of the Swarovski tangerine 8mm round beading link. Pass it through the loop on the top of one pearl and crystal bead drop. Close the loop.
STEP 3
Repeat Step 2 to create the second earring.

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