Multi-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal, Gold-Plated Steel Focals and Gold-Plated Brass Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut two 2.5-inch lengths of gold-plated 5mm twisted cable chain.
STEP 2
Mix Devcon® 5 Minute® Epoxy according to the manufacturer's instructions. Place a thin layer of adhesive in the center of one gold-plated 42mm fancy flower focal and on the back of the Swarovski crystal AB 14mm solaris flat back. Press the crystal on to the center of the flower component. Let the adhesive set for 5 minutes. Make sure to use proper ventilation when using this product. Repeat to set a Swarovski crystal AB 14mm solaris flat back into the center of a second flower focal.
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open one antiqued gold-plated 4mm jumpring. Pass it though the first link on one 2.5-inch length of chain and loop on the bar portion of the toggle clasp. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach the last link on the chain to a single loop on the antiqued gold-finished 2-strand end bar.

Repeat to attach a 4mm jumpring to the other loop on the antiqued gold-finished 2-strand end bar.

Repeat to attach the ring portion of the toggle clasp to the second 2.5-inch length of chain and the antiqued gold-finished 3-strand end bar. Attach a 4mm jumpring to each of the other two loops on the antiqued gold-plated 3-strand end bar.
STEP 4
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the top left portion of the first petal on the first flower focal. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach a 4mm jumpring to the top right portion of the first petal, the center loop and the right loop on the third petal, and the left, center and right portion of the fourth petal.

On the second flower focal, attach a 4mm jumpring to the left, center and right portion of the first petal, the left and center loop on the second petal, the center and right portion of the fourth petal and the left portion of the fifth petal.
STEP 5
Using flush-cutters, cut a 6-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire: one crimp tube and a 1/2 inch piece of French wire. Pass the wire through the jumpring attached to the first loop on the antiqued gold-finished 2-strand end bar and back through the crimp tube leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Pull the crimp tight against the French wire and the jumpring so the French wire is formed into 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 short end.

Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.
STEP 6
String onto the beading wire the following:
  • One Swarovski 4mm round light turquoise bead
  • Two sets of:
    • One gold-plated 5x2mm heishi bead
    • One gold-plated 7x2mm bead cap
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 8mm round bead
    • Two gold-plated 7x2mm bead caps (back to back)
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 10mm round bead
    • Two gold-plated 7x2mm bead caps (back to back)
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 8mm round bead
    • One gold-plated 7x2mm bead cap
  • One gold-plated 5x2mm heishi bead
  • One gold-plated 7x2mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski light turquoise 8mm round bead
  • Two gold-plated 7x2mm bead caps
STEP 7
Place one crimp tube, 1/2 inch of French wire and the 4mm jumpring on the left portion of the first petal on the first flower focal. Pass the beading wire back through crimp, then pull the wire snugly so the crimp and the French wire are closer to the jumpring. 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. Using flush-cutters, trim excess wire from the end.

Place a crimp cover over the crimp tube then gently close it.
STEP 8
Repeat Steps 5 - 7 to attach a beading wire and bead from the second loop on the antiqued gold-finished 2-strand end bar to the 4mm jumpring on the right portion of the first petal on the first flower focal.
STEP 9
Repeat Steps 5 - 7 to attach a beading wire and the following components:
  • Fourteen Swarovski crystal AB 4mm round beads from the right portion of the fourth petal on the first flower focal to the left portion of the first petal on the second flower focal
  • Twelve Swarovski crystal AB 4mm round beads from the center portion of the fourth petal on the first flower focal to the center portion of the first petal on the second flower focal
  • Thirteen Swarovski crystal AB 4mm round beads from the left portion of the fourth petal on the first flower focal to the right portion of the first petal on the second flower focal
  • Fourteen Swarovski crystal AB 4mm round beads from the right portion of the third petal on the first flower focal to the left portion of the second petal on the second flower focal
  • Sixteen Swarovski crystal AB 4mm round beads from the center portion of the third petal on the first flower focal to the center portion of the second petal on the second flower focal
STEP 10
Repeat Steps 5 - 7 to attach a beading wire and the following components from the first jumpring attached to the antiqued gold-finished 3-strand end bar to the center portion of the fourth petal on the second flower focal:
  • Three Swarovski light turquoise 4mm round beads
  • One Swarovski light turquoise 6mm round bead
  • One gold-plated 5x2mm heishi bead
  • Seven sets of:
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 6mm round bead
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 4mm round bead
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 6mm round bead
    • One gold-plated 5x5mm bead cap
    • One Swarovski crystal AB 4mm round bead
    • One gold-plated 5x5mm bead cap
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 6mm round bead
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 4mm round bead
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 6mm round bead
    • One gold-plated 5x2mm heishi bead
  • One Swarovski light turquoise 6mm round bead
  • One Swarovski 4mm round light turquoise bead
STEP 11
Repeat Steps 5 - 7 to attach a beading wire and the following components from the second jumpring attached to the antiqued gold-finished 3-strand end bar to the right portion of the fourth petal on the second flower focal.
  • One Swarovski 4mm round light turquoise beads
  • Forty sets of:
    • One gold-plated 5x5mm bead cap
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 6mm round bead
    • One gold-plated 5x5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski light turquoise 4mm round bead
STEP 12
Repeat Steps 5 - 7 to attach a beading wire and the following components from the third jumpring attached to the antiqued gold-finished 3-strand end bar to the left portion of the fifth petal on the second flower focal.
  • Two Swarovski 4mm round light turquoise beads
  • Nine sets of:
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 6mm round bead
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 4mm round bead
    • One gold-finished 5x2mm heishi bead
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 4mm round bead
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 6mm round bead
    • One gold-plated 5x5mm bead cap
    • One Swarovski crystal AB 4mm round bead
    • One gold-plated 5x5mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski light turquoise 6mm round bead
  • One Swarovski light turquoise 4mm round bead

Earrings

STEP 1
String onto the straight end of an eyepin:
  • One Swarovski light turquoise 3mm bicone bead
  • One Swarovski light turquoise 4mm round bead
  • One Swarovski light turquoise 3mm 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. Repeat to create four triple bead links.

Repeat to create:
  • Two double crystal beading links using:
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 3mm bicone bead
    • Two Swarovski light turquoise 4mm round beads
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 3mm bicone bead
    • One eyepin
  • Four 6mm crystal bead drops using:
    • One gold-plated 7x2mm bead cap
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 6mm round bead
    • One gold-plated 7x2mm bead cap
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 4mm round bead
    • One headpin
  • Two 8mm crystal bead drops using:
    • One gold-plated 7x2mm bead cap
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 8mm round bead
    • One gold-plated 7x2mm bead cap
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 4mm round bead
    • One Swarovski light turquoise 3mm bicone bead
    • One headpin
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open an earwire. Pass it through the top loop on one antiqued gold-finished 3-strand end bar. Close the loop.

Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the first loop on the antiqued gold-finished 3-strand end bar and the top loop on one triple bead link. Close the jumpring. Open 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the bottom loop on the triple bead link and the loop on the top of one 6mm bead drop. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach one triple bead link and one 6mm bead drop to the third loop on the antiqued gold-finished 3-strand end bar.

Repeat to attach one double crystal bead link and one 8mm bead drop to the center loop on the antiqued gold-finished 3-strand end bar.
STEP 3
Repeat Step 2 to create the second earring.

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