Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal, TierraCast® Gold-Plated Pewter Links and Gold-Plated Brass Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Mix equal amounts of each part of Devcon® 5 Minute® 2-part Epoxy onto a paper plate. Use a toothpick to mix the parts thoroughly. Apply a small amount of epoxy to the back of one Swarovski crystal luminous green rivoli and to the center of the bezel of one gold-plated 14mm round rivoli setting. Press the rivoli into the bezel setting creating a Swarovski luminous green rivoli link. Allow to dry completely.

Repeat to create a total of seven Swarovski luminous green rivoli links.

Repeat to create a total of four Swarovski ultra orange AB rivoli links and four ultra green AB rivoli links.
STEP 2
Using flush-cutters cut one 18-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 3
String onto one gold-plated 2-1/2 inch headpin one Swarovski crystal AB 8x8mm mini rhombus. 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 Swarovski 8x8mm mini rhombus drop.

Repeat to create a total of nine Swarovski 8x8mm mini rhombus drops.
STEP 4
String onto one gold-plated 2-1/2 inch eyepin one Swarovski and gold-plated 4x2mm rondelle and one Swarovski crystal AB 12x8mm mini drop. Create a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Swarovski 12x8mm mini drop link.

Repeat to create a total of nine Swarovski 12x8mm mini drop links.
STEP 5
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open ten gold-plated 5.5mm jumprings.
STEP 6
Connect the following components creating a Swarovski luminous green rivoli drop:
  • One Swarovski 8x8mm mini rhombus drop
  • One Swarovski 12x8mm mini drop link (rondelle end first)
  • One Swarovski luminous green rivoli link
  • One 5.5mm jumpring
Repeat to create a total of five Swarovski luminous green rivoli drops.
STEP 7
Connect the following components creating a Swarovski ultra green AB rivoli and ultra orange AB rivoli drop:
  • One Swarovski 8x8mm mini rhombus drop
  • One Swarovski ultra green AB rivoli link
  • One Swarovski 12x8mm mini drop link (rondelle end first)
  • One Swarovski ultra orange AB rivoli link
  • One 5.5mm jumpring
Repeat to create a total of four ultra green AB and ultra orange AB drops.
STEP 8
Pass one 5mm jumpring through the loop on the bar portion of the toggle clasp. Close the jumpring.
STEP 9
String the following onto the 18-inch length of beading wire:
  • One sterling silver 2x2mm crimp bead
  • One Accu-Guard™ wire protector
  • The jumpring on the bar portion of one gold-plated 16mm round 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 stardust crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 10
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One gold-plated 6mm cutout round
  • Repeat this stringing sequence a total of six times:
    • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
    • One Swarovski crystal AB 12x8mm mini drop (large end first)
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Celestial Crystal® opaque orange 10mm round
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Swarovski crystal AB 12x8mm mini drop (large end first)
  • One Swarovski and gold-plated crystal AB 4x2mm rondelle
  • One gold-plated 6mm cutout round
  • The jumpring on one luminous green rivoli drop
  • One gold-plated 6mm cutout round
  • One 8x8mm mini rhombus
Repeat this stringing sequence using an ultra green AB and ultra orange AB drop.
STEP 11
Repeat Step 10 for a total of two sets then string one gold-plated 6mm round cutout.
STEP 12
Continue to string the jumpring on one luminous green rivoli drop.
STEP 13
Repeat the stringing sequence in Steps 10 and 11 in the opposite direction to string the second half of the necklace.
STEP 14
Repeat Step 9, without using a 5mm jumpring, to attach the ring portion of the toggle clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
String onto one gold-plated 2-1/2 inch headpin one Swarovski crystal AB 8x8mm mini rhombus. 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 Swarovski 8x8mm mini rhombus drop.

Repeat to create a total of two Swarovski 8x8mm mini rhombus drops.
STEP 2
String the following onto one gold-plated 2-1/2 inch eyepin:
  • One gold-plated 6mm cutout round
  • One gold-plated 4x2mm rondelle
  • One Celestial Crystal opaque orange 10mm round
Form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating a Celestial Crystal opaque orange 10mm round link.

Repeat to create a total of two Celestial Crystal opaque orange 10mm round links.
STEP 3
Connect the following components creating a luminous green rivoli and opaque orange 10mm round earring:
  • One Swarovski 8x8mm mini rhombus drop
  • One Swarovski luminous green rivoli link
  • One 5mm jumpring
  • Celestial Crystal opaque orange 10mm round link (simple loop end first)
  • One gold-plated leverback earwire
Repeat to create a second earring.

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