Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Green Aventurine Gemstone Beads, Mother-of-Pearl Shell Bead and Wirework

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut ten 9-inch lengths and five 2-inch lengths of black 26-gauge Zebra Wire™.
STEP 2
To form the tree trunk; gather the lengths of 9-inch wire, beginning approximately 2 inches from one end twist the wires together
STEP 3
To form tree roots; separate the short portion of each wire, wrap the ends around the bottom of one 40x30mm hammered oval focal approximately 3 - 4 times to secure. Twist and bend the wires, forming contorted and interwoven tree roots.
STEP 4
To form the branches; string one white mother-of-pearl 10mm flat round and one or two green aventurine "leaf" chips (if desired) onto one of the top ends of the wire. Wrap the end of the wire around the top of the oval focal to secure.

Continue to string various numbers of "leaf" chips onto the ends of the remaining top "branch" wires. (If desired, leave some wires without "leaf" chips.) Wrap the end of each wire around the top of the oval focal a few times to secure.

Bend each wire arranging them over and around the mother-of-pearl flat round creating the illusion of a full moon.

Necklace Assembly

STEP 5
Form a wrapped loop on one end of one 2-inch length of wire. String two green aventurine chips onto the straight end of the wire.

Begin forming a wrapped loop on the opposite end. String one 9x6.5mm leaf charm onto the loop then finish the wrapped loop.

Repeat to create a total of five aventurine chip and leaf drops.
STEP 6
Using 8mm twisted jumprings connect eight 18x13mm hammered oval components creating a chain. Continue to connect eleven 14x10mm hammered oval components and eight more 18x13mm hammered oval components.
STEP 7
Connect one 8mm twisted jumpring to the first link on the oval component chain. Pass one 6mm twisted jumpring through the previous 8mm jumpring and the loop on the back of the loop portion of the leaf clasp.
STEP 8
Using one 6mm twisted jumpring connect the last link on the oval component chain between the branches on one side of the tree focal.

Pass one 6mm twisted jumpring though the loop on the hook portion of the leaf clasp and close. Pass a second 6mm twisted jumpring through the previous jumpring and between the branches on the opposite side of the tree focal.
STEP 9
Using 6mm twisted jumprings connect one aventurine chip and leaf drop to the last three 8mm twisted jumprings on the chain.

Using 4mm jumprings connect one aventurine chip and leaf drop to the first 8mm jumpring on the chain and to the loop on the loop portion of the clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut six 2-inch lengths of black 26-gauge Zebra Wire.
STEP 2
Form a wrapped loop on one end of one 2-inch length of wire. String one green aventurine chip onto the straight end of the wire.

Begin forming a wrapped loop on the opposite end. String one 9x6.5mm leaf charm onto the loop then finish the wrapped loop creating one two aventurine chip and leaf drop and one three aventurine chip and leaf drop.

Repeat to create a second set of aventurine chip and leaf drops.
STEP 3
Open the loop on one fishhook earwire then connect it to the earwire to one 18x13mm hammered oval component. Using 8mm twisted jumprings connect one aventurine chip and leaf drop set to the bottom of the oval component.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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