Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal, Seed Beads and Rhodium-Finished Pewter Links


Necklace

STEP 1
Mix Devcon® 5 minute® epoxy according to the manufacturer's instructions. Place a thin layer of adhesive on the back of one Swarovski rose gold 14mm rivoli and a small amount on the inside of one rhodium-finished TierraCast® 14mm rivoli link setting. Press the stone into the setting. Set aside and allow to cure completely.

Repeat to set a second stone.
STEP 2
Using flush-cutters cut the following:
  • Two 6-inch lengths of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire
  • One 16-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire
  • One 17-inch length of Accu-Flex beading wire
STEP 3
On one 6-inch length of beading wire string one sterling silver 2x2mm crimp bead and the loop on the tab portion of one silver-plated tab-style 10mm clasp. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the loop of the clasp, 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 silver-plated stardust 4mm crimp cover of the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 4
Onto the beading wire string five Swarovski powder almond 8mm round crystal pearls.
STEP 5
Continue to string one crimp bead, one silver-plated Accu-Guard™ wire protector and one loop of one 14mm rivoli link. 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).

Crimp the crimp bead and trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Place one crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 6
On the 16-inch length of beading wire string one crimp bead, one Accu-Guard and the opposite loop of the link used in Step 5. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead.
STEP 7
Pass the end of the 17-inch length of beading wire through the crimp bead used in Step 6, one Accu-Guard and the loop of the link used in Step 6.

Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull both lengths of beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guards. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) inside the crimp (optional).

Crimp the crimp bead and trim the excess from the short ends of the beading wires. Place one crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.

Inside Strand

STEP 8
On the 16-inch length of beading wire, string nineteen Dyna-Mites™ silver-lined matte light pink #11 seed beads and one Swarovski powder almond 11x8mm pear crystal pearl.
STEP 9
Pass the beading wire through the first hole of three Swarovski rose gold 19x5mm 2-hole columns.
STEP 10
Onto the beading wire, string nine Swarovski powder almond 11x8mm pear crystal pearls and eight Swarovski rose gold 8mm cubes in an alternating pattern. Begin and end the pattern with 11x8mm pear crystal pearls.
STEP 11
Pass the beading wire through the first hole of three Swarovski rose gold 19x5mm 2-hole columns.
STEP 12
Continue to string one Swarovski powder almond 11x8mm pear crystal pearl and nineteen Dyna-Mites silver-lined matte light pink #11 seed beads. Use a Bead Bug™ to keep the beads in place while working on the remaining strand.

Outside Strand

STEP 13
Gently close two silver-plated stardust 4mm crimp covers.
STEP 14
On the 17-inch length of beading wire string twenty Dyna-Mites silver-lined matte light pink #11 seed beads and one Swarovski powder almond 11x8mm pear crystal pearl.
STEP 15
Pass the beading wire through the second hole of the Swarovski 2-hole columns added in Step 9 and one closed silver-plated stardust 4mm crimp cover.
STEP 16
Onto the beading wire string the following:
  • One Swarovski powder almond 11x8mm pear crystal pearl
  • One silver-plated Swarovski crystal AB 6mm rondelle
  • Two Swarovski powder almond 11x8mm pear crystal pearls
  • One silver-plated Swarovski crystal AB 6mm rondelle
STEP 17
String the following pattern onto the beading wire four times:
  • One Swarovski rose gold 8mm cube
  • One silver-plated Swarovski crystal AB 6mm rondelle
  • Two Swarovski powder almond 11x8mm pear crystal pearls
  • One silver-plated Swarovski crystal AB 6mm rondelle
STEP 18
String onto the beading wire one Swarovski powder almond 11x8mm pear crystal pearl and one closed silver-plated stardust 4mm crimp cover.
STEP 19
Pass the beading wire through the second hole of the Swarovski 2-hole columns added in Step 11.
STEP 20
Continue to string one Swarovski powder almond 11x8mm pear crystal pearl and twenty Dyna-Mites silver-lined matte light pink #11 seed beads.
STEP 21
On the 16-inch length of beading wire string one crimp bead, one Accu-Guard and the second rivoli link. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead.
STEP 22
Pass the end of the 17-inch length of beading wire through the crimp bead used in Step 21, one Accu-Guard and the loop of the link used in Step 21.

Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull both lengths of beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guards. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) inside the crimp (optional).

Crimp the crimp bead and trim the excess from the short ends of the beading wires. Place one crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 23
On one 6-inch length of beading wire string one crimp bead, one Accu-Guard and the opposite loop of the link used in Steps 21 and 22.

Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull both lengths of beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guards. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) inside the crimp (optional).

Crimp the crimp bead and trim the excess from the short ends of the beading wires. Place one crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.
STEP 24
On the 6-inch length of beading wire string five Swarovski almond pearl 8mm crystal pearls, one crimp bead and the loop of the opposite half of the clasp.

Pass the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull both lengths of beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guards. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite) inside the crimp (optional).

Crimp the crimp bead and trim the excess from the short ends of the beading wires. Place one crimp cover over the crimp bead then gently close it.

Earrings

STEP 1
Mix Devcon 5 minute epoxy according to the manufacturer's instructions. Place a thin layer of adhesive on the back of one Swarovski rose gold 14mm rivoli and a small amount on the inside of one rhodium-finished TierraCast 14mm rivoli link setting. Press the stone into the setting. Set aside and allow to cure completely.

Repeat to set a second stone.
STEP 2
Using chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers open two silver-plated 10mm jumprings. Pass one jumping through one loop on one rivoli link and through the hole of one Swarovski rose gold 2X 14mm heart. Close the jumping.

Repeat with the second jumping and link.
STEP 3
Open the loop on one silver-plated leverback earwire. Pass the loop through the opposite loop of one rivoli link. Close the loop.

Repeat to complete the second earring.

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