Multi-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Bugle Beads
A Bugle (Bead) Call
-- Designer --
Rose, Jewelry Production Specialist, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, gold-plated brass, 3mm smooth round (2 beads)
- Bugle bead, Preciosa Czech glass, opaque black, #3 with round hole
- Bugle bead, Dyna-Mites, glass, silver-lined metallic gold, #3 round hole
- Beading hoop, gold-plated steel, 26mm smooth closed round with loop (2 beading hoops)
- Cone, antiqued gold-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 13x12mm round with swirl design, fits 12-14mm bead (2 cones)
- Jumpring, gold-plated brass, 3mm round, 22 gauge (36 jumprings)
- Jumpring, gold-plated brass, 4mm round, 20 gauge (10 jumprings)
- Headpin, gold-plated brass, 1 inch, 21 gauge (38 headpins)
- Eyepin, gold-plated brass, 1 inch, 21 gauge (60 eyepins)
- Eyepin, gold-plated brass, 3 inches, 21 gauge (2 eyepins)
- Earstud, gold-plated brass and stainless steel, 8x5mm hollow fancy shell with closed loop (2 earstuds)
- Earnut, gold-plated brass, 5.5x4mm square (2 earnuts)
- Clasp, hook-and-eye, gold-plated brass, 12.5x8.5mm flat (1 clasp)
- Thread, Berkley FireLine, gel-spun polyethylene, smoke, 0.15mm diameter, 6-pound test
- Beading needles
- Bead stoppers
- Pliers, bent-nose
- Pliers, flat-nose
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Pliers, round-nose
This jewelry set sends a strong style signal with its bold and sophisticated color combination of black and gold. There is nothing more classically elegant than ...
Cut 18 44-inch lengths smoke FireLine® thread.
Place a Bead Stopper™ on one end of one length of thread leaving an approximately 9-inch tail then thread a #10 needled onto the opposite end.
String approximately 8-1/2 inches of metallic gold #3 bugle beads, 10-1/2 inches of opaque black #3 bugle beads and approximately 8-1/2 inches of metallic gold #3 bugle beads.
Place a Bead Stopper on the end of the thread.
Repeat to create a total of 18 bugle bead strands.
Remove the Bead Stoppers and match up the ends on one side of the 18 strands then tie and overhand knot. Repeat to secure the opposite ends of the strands.
Use pliers to straighten the loop on one 3-inch eyepin, or use a 3-inch length of wire. Insert the straightened end into the knot on one end of the strands then form a wrapped loop. (The loop doesn't have to be neat because this will be covered by a cone.)
String one cone (large end first) and one 3mm smooth round onto the straight end of the wire then form a wrapped loop. Repeat to finish the opposite end of the necklace.
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loop on one portion of the hook-and-eye clasp then close. Repeat to attach a second jumpring creating double jumprings. Repeat to attach the second portion of the clasp to the opposite end of the necklace.
String one opaque black bugle bead onto one 1-inch headpin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of 30 black bugle bead drops.
Repeat to create eight metallic gold bugle bead drops.
String one opaque black bugle bead onto one 1-inch eyepin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of 20 black bugle bead links.
Repeat to create 40 metallic gold bugle bead links.
Pass the loop on one black bugle bead drop to the first loop on one black bugle bead link then close. Attach the loop on the opposite end of the link to the first loop on one metallic gold bugle bead link then attach a second metallic gold bugle bead link to the opposite end of the previous link.
Repeat to create a total of 20 bugle bead drops.
Remove one end of the wire from one 26mm smooth round beading hoop.
String onto the wire: one bugle bead drop and two 3mm jumprings. Repeat to string a total of ten sets then replace the wire.
Use one 4mm jumpring to connect three black bugle bead drops. Use one 4mm jumpring to connect two black bugle bead drops and the previous 4mm jumpring.
Repeat to connect two metallic gold drops to the previous 4mm jumpring. Repeat to attach one last set to the previous 4mm jumpring then pass the jumpring through the inside loop on the beading hoop.
Use one 4mm jumpring to attach one 8x5mm earstud to the outer loop on the beading hoop.
Repeat Steps 4 - 6 to create a second earring.
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