Triple-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Cultured Freshwater Pearls, Swarovski Crystal and Seed Beads


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This jewelry is a fresh take on a traditional pearl necklace with its delicately designed three-strand combination of White Lotus™ cultured freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystal AB bicones and Czech glass metallic seed beads. The necklace and earrings are lightweight making them a great choice for ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut the following lengths:
  • Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
    • One 23-1/2 inch length
    • One 22-3/4 inch length
    • One 21-1/2 inch length
  • Six 1/2 inch lengths of French wire
  • One 3-inch length of 6.8x5mm cable chain

First Strand

STEP 2
String onto the 23-1/2 inch length of beading wire one crimp and one length of French wire. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the French wire leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end.

Crimp then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Finish with a 4mm crimp cover.
STEP 3
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
  • Five metallic silver #11 seed beads
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
  • 11 metallic silver #11 seed beads
STEP 4
Continue to string the following:
  • One 6mm semi-round pearl
  • Repeat this sequence to string three sets:
    • Three metallic silver #11 seed beads
    • One crystal AB 3mm bicone
  • Three metallic silver #11 seed beads
  • One crystal AB 6mm bicone
  • Repeat this sequence to string three sets:
    • Three metallic silver #11 seed beads
    • One crystal AB 3mm bicone
  • Three metallic silver #11 seed beads
Repeat this stringing sequence for a total of nine sets.
STEP 5
Continue to string one 6mm semi-round pearl then repeat the stringing sequence in Step 3 in the opposite direction. Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.

Second Strand

STEP 6
Repeat Step 2 using the 22-3/4 inch length of beading wire to begin the second strand.
STEP 7
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
  • Three metallic silver #11 seed beads
  • Repeat this sequence to string two sets:
    • One crystal AB 3mm bicone
    • Three metallic silver #11 seed beads
STEP 8
Continue to string the following:
  • One crystal AB 6mm bicone
  • Three metallic silver #11 seed beads
  • Repeat this sequence to string three sets:
    • One crystal AB 3mm bicone
    • Three metallic silver #11 seed beads
  • One 6mm semi-round pearl
  • Three metallic silver #11 seed beads
  • Repeat this sequence to string three sets:
    • One crystal AB 3mm bicone
    • Three metallic silver #11 seed beads
Repeat this sequence to string a total of nine sets.
STEP 9
Continue to string one crystal AB 6mm bicone then repeat Step 7 in the opposite direction. Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.

Third Strand

STEP 10
Repeat Step 2 using the 21-1/2 inch length of beading wire to begin the third strand.

String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
  • Three metallic silver #11 seed beads
  • Repeat this sequence to string four sets:
    • One crystal AB 3mm bicone
    • Three metallic silver #11 seed beads
STEP 11
Continue to string the following:
  • One crystal AB 6mm bicone
  • Three metallic silver #11 seed beads
  • Repeat this sequence to string three sets:
    • One crystal AB 3mm bicone
    • Three metallic silver #11 seed beads
  • One 6mm semi-round pearl
  • Three metallic silver #11 seed beads
  • Repeat this sequence to string three sets:
    • One crystal AB 3mm bicone
    • Three metallic silver #11 seed beads
Repeat this stringing sequence for a total of eight sets.
STEP 12
Continue to string one crystal AB 6mm bicone then repeat Step 7 in the opposite direction. Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.
STEP 13
String one crystal AB 6mm bicone and one crystal AB 3mm bicone onto one 1-1/2 inch headpin then form a simple loop creating a Swarovski bicone drop. Attach the Swarovski bicone drop to the first link on the length of cable chain.
STEP 14
Attach one 7x5mm oval jumpring through the first French wire loop on the first strand. Pass one 7x5mm oval jumpring through the first loop on the second strand and the previous jumpring then close.

Pass one 7x5mm oval jumpring through the first loop on the third strand, the ring on the lobster claw clasp and the previous jumpring then close.

Repeat to connect the second loop each strand and the last link on the length of cable chain.

Earrings

STEP 1
String one 6mm semi-round pearl and one crystal AB 3mm bicone onto one 1-1/2 inch headpin creating a pearl drop. Use the Vintaj® One-Step Looper pliers to form a complete simple loop. Hold the wire secure while squeezing the pliers closed. The pliers will cut wire and form a complete simple loop.

Repeat to create a second pearl drop.
STEP 2
String one crystal AB 4mm bicone onto one 1-inch eyepin then form a simple loop creating a Swarovski bicone link. Repeat to create a second Swarovski link.
STEP 3
Connect one pearl drop to the first loop on the Swarovski link then connect one fishhook earwire to the second loop on the Swarovski link. Repeat to create a second earring.

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