Multi-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Czech Fire-Polished Glass Beads, Millefiori Glass Beads, and Gemstone Beads


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This tousled turquoise, teal, blue and purple multi-strand masterpiece is simple to string, yet makes a complex and highly-textural statement. The analogous color scheme is stunning and pairs well with ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut the following:
  • Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire: two 7-inch and five 20-inch lengths
  • Two 1/2 inch lengths French wire
STEP 2
String onto one 1-inch 21-gauge headpin: one riverstone 6mm round, one 4x2mm rondelle and one dark aqua blue 4mm round. Form a simple loop creating a riverstone drop.
STEP 3
Pass one 6mm twisted jumpring through the loop on the riverstone drop and one 6mm twisted jumpring then close. Continue to connect a total of ten 6mm twisted jumprings creating a chain.
STEP 4
String one crimp onto one 20-inch length of beading wire. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp creating a loop (approximately 1/4 inch) and leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end.

Crimp then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire.
STEP 5
String the following onto the beading wire in the pattern of your choice:
  • 11 dipped décor teal 4mm rounds
  • 24 4x2mm rondelles
  • Nine magnesite 4x2mm rondelles
  • Nine opaque iris green 4mm rounds
  • Two riverstone 6x4mm ovals
  • Six dipped décor oil slick 6mm rounds
  • Four 6x2mm beaded rondelles
  • Seven dark aqua blue 4mm rounds
  • Two 6x5mm ribbed round tubes
  • Three dipped décor lime green 6mm rounds
  • Three opaque iris purple 6mm rounds
  • One 8x8mm rimmed fluted round
  • Six riverstone 6mm rounds
  • Three iris green pearls
  • Two 7x3mm beaded rondelles
  • Nine opaque iris blue 6mm rounds
  • One 7x5mm beaded tube
  • Five dark peacock pearls
  • One millefiori marbled teal AB 14mm wavy flat round
  • Three riverstone 4mm rounds
  • Four metallic silver #11 seed beads (at the end of the strand)
Repeat Step 4 to secure the strand.
STEP 6
Repeat Step 4 to begin the second strand.

String the following onto the beading wire in the pattern of your choice:
  • Six metallic silver #11 seed beads
  • Nine dark aqua blue 4mm rounds
  • Three 5x3mm double ring rondelles
  • Nine dark peacock pearls
  • Two 7x5mm beaded tubes
  • 10 opaque iris blue 6mm rounds
  • 15 4x2mm rondelles
  • Five riverstone 6x4mm ovals
  • Nine dipped décor teal 4mm rounds
  • One 7x3mm beaded rondelle
  • Six iris green pearls
  • Five 6x2mm beaded rondelles
  • Four dipped décor lime green 6mm rounds
  • Two 8x8mm rimmed fluted rounds
  • One 14x3mm round tube
  • Four magnesite 4x2mm rondelles
  • Three dipped décor oil slick 6mm rounds
  • One millefiori marbled teal AB 14mm wavy flat round
  • Six riverstone 6mm rounds
  • One 6x6mm flat round daisy
  • Six opaque iris purple 6mm rounds
  • Three opaque iris green 4mm rounds
  • Two 6x5mm ribbed round tubes
  • Three riverstone 4mm rounds
Repeat Step 4 to secure the strand.
STEP 7
Repeat Step 4 to begin the third strand.

String the following onto the beading wire in the pattern of your choice:
  • Nine metallic silver #11 seed beads
  • Eight opaque iris green 4mm rounds
  • 20 4x2mm rondelles
  • Nine dipped décor teal 4mm rounds
  • Two dipped décor lime green 6mm rounds
  • Two 6x6mm flat round daisies
  • Six dark peacock pearls
  • Two 5x3mm double ring rondelles
  • Nine dark aqua blue 4mm rounds
  • One 8x8mm rimmed fluted round
  • Four opaque iris purple 6mm rounds
  • One 14x3mm round tube
  • Eight riverstone 6x4mm ovals
  • One 7x3mm beaded rondelle
  • Five opaque iris blue 6mm rounds
  • Six riverstone 6mm rounds
  • Six dipped décor oil slick 6mm rounds
  • One millefiori marbled teal AB 14mm wavy flat round
  • Three magnesite 4x2mm rondelles
  • One 6x5mm ribbed round tube
  • Two 6x2mm beaded rondelles
  • Six iris green pearls
  • One 7x5mm beaded tube
  • Three riverstone 4mm rounds
Repeat Step 4 to secure the strand.
STEP 8
Repeat Step 4 to begin the fourth strand.

String the following onto the beading wire in the pattern of your choice:
  • Six metallic silver #11 seed beads
  • Nine opaque iris green 4mm rounds
  • 25 4x2mm rondelles
  • Six dipped décor teal 4mm rounds
  • Three dipped décor lime green 6mm rounds
  • Three riverstone 6x4mm ovals
  • Four opaque iris blue 6mm rounds
  • Five dipped décor oil slick 6mm rounds
  • Three 7x5mm beaded tube
  • Six dark peacock pearls
  • Nine riverstone 6mm rounds
  • One 5x3mm double ring rondelle
  • Nine opaque iris purple 6mm rounds
  • One 7x3mm beaded rondelle
  • Four dark aqua blue 4mm rounds
  • Two millefiori marbled teal AB 14mm wavy flat rounds
  • One 14x3mm round tube
  • Two 6x6mm flat round daisies
  • Six magnesite 4x2mm rondelles
  • Three iris green pearls
  • One 8x8mm rimmed fluted round
Repeat Step 4 to secure the strand.
STEP 9
Repeat Step 4 to begin the fifth strand.

String the following onto the beading wire in the pattern of your choice:
  • Six metallic silver #11 seed beads
  • Seven opaque iris green 4mm rounds
  • 14 4x2mm rondelles
  • Seven magnesite 4x2mm rondelles
  • Two 8x8mm rimmed fluted rounds
  • Eight riverstone 6x4mm ovals
  • Six dipped décor teal 4mm rounds
  • Nine iris green pearls
  • Two 6x6mm flat round daisies
  • Six opaque iris blue 6mm rounds
  • Two 7x3mm beaded rondelles
  • One millefiori marbled teal AB 14mm wavy flat round
  • Six riverstone 6mm rounds
  • Nine dipped décor oil slick 6mm rounds
  • Five opaque iris purple 6mm rounds
  • Three 6x2mm beaded rondelles
  • Two dipped décor lime green 6mm rounds
  • Three dark peacock pearls
  • Two 7x5mm beaded tubes
  • Six dark aqua blue 4mm rounds
  • Four 5x3mm double ring rondelles
Repeat Step 4 to secure the strand.
STEP 10
String onto one 7-inch length of beading wire: one crimp and the loop on one end of each strand. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp.

Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the loops leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Crimp then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire.
STEP 11
String the following onto the opposite end of the beading wire:
  • One 12mm filigree cone (open end over the loops)
  • One riverstone 6mm round
  • One crimp
  • One length of French wire
  • The 6mm twisted jumpring on the end of the jumpring chain
Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the French wire. Crimp then trim the excess beading wire.
STEP 12
Loosely braid the strands together then repeat Step 11, using the 6mm twisted jumpring on the lobster claw clasp in place of the chain, to secure the opposite end of the necklace.

Earrings

STEP 1
String onto one 1-inch 24-gauge eyepin: one riverstone 6mm round, one 4x2mm rondelle and one dark aqua blue 4mm round. Form a simple loop creating a riverstone drop.

Repeat to create a total of eight riverstone drops.
STEP 2
String the following onto one 1-inch 21-gauge headpin:
  • One riverstone 6mm round
  • One 4x2mm rondelle
  • One dark aqua blue 4mm round
Form a simple loop creating a riverstone drop.

Repeat to create a total of eight riverstone drops.
STEP 3
Create six dark aqua blue drops using: 1-inch 21-gauge headpins and one dark aqua blue 4mm rounds.
STEP 4
String the following onto one 1-inch 24-gauge eyepin:
  • One magnesite 4x2mm rondelle
  • One 4x2mm rondelle
  • One 7x5mm beaded tube
  • One 4x2mm rondelle
  • One magnesite 4x2mm rondelle
Form a simple loop creating a magnesite link.

Repeat to create a total of four magnesite links.
STEP 5
Attach one riverstone drop to the hole on one end of one 8-strand curved spacer bar. Attach one dark aqua blue drop to the second hole on the spacer bar. Continue to alternate drops for each hole on the spacer bar.
STEP 6
Pass the first loop on one magnesite link to the loop on one end of the spacer bar. Repeat to attach a magnesite link to the hole on the opposite end of the spacer bar.
STEP 7
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loops on the opposite end of the links and the loop on one leverback earwire then close.

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