Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Amethyst Gemstone Beads and Sterling Silver Links

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut one 23-1/4 inch length and two 4-inch lengths of 3.5mm round and oval chain.
STEP 2
String one amethyst 6mm round onto one 1-inch eyepin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of fourteen amethyst 6mm round links.

Repeat to create fourteen amethyst 6x5mm rondelle links.
STEP 3
String one amethyst 8mm round onto one 1-1/2 inch headpin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of eleven amethyst 8mm round drops.

Repeat to create twenty-four amethyst 4mm round drops.
STEP 4
Using a 4mm jumpring connect the first link on one 4-inch length of chain and the loop on one end of one amethyst 6mm round link.

Open the loop on the opposite end of the amethyst 6mm round link and pass it through the loop on one end of one 6x5mm rondelle link. Continue to alternate amethyst 6mm round links and amethyst 6x5 rondelle links creating a chain, using all of the links.

Using a 4mm jumpring connect the last link on the last amethyst 6x5mm amethyst rondelle and the first link the second 4-inch length of chain.
STEP 5
Using a 6mm jumpring connect the hole on one end of one 26x16mm oval with holes link, one loop between the two center amethyst 6mm round and 6x5mm rondelle links.
STEP 6
Using 4mm jumprings connect the following components beginning at the thirtieth link from one end of the 23-1/4 inch length of chain. (Move toward the opposite end of the chain using the pattern of your choice.)
  • Eleven amethyst 8mm round drops
  • Twenty-four amethyst 4mm round drops
  • Sixteen 9x7mm open round drops
  • Six 9mm round with holes links
STEP 7
Using a 4mm jumpring connect the last links on one 4-inch length of chain, the first link on the 23-1/4 inch length of chain and the loop on one lobster claw clasp then close.

Using a 6mm jumpring connect the last link on the second 4-inch length of chain and the last link on the 23-1/4 inch length of chain.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut four 1/2 inch lengths and two 3/4 inch lengths of 3.5mm round and oval chain.
STEP 2
String one amethyst 4mm round onto one 1-1/2 inch headpin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a total of six amethyst 4mm round drops.
STEP 3
Connect the loop on one fishhook earwire to the top loop on one 9mm round with holes link.
STEP 4
Open the loop on one 4mm round drop then pass it through the first link on one 1/2 inch length of chain. Repeat to attach one 4mm round drop to each length of the six lengths of chain.
STEP 5
Using a 4mm jumpring connect the last link on one 3/4 inch length of chain to the bottom loop on the link (Step 3). Repeat to connect the last link on one 1/2 inch length of chain to the loop on either side of the bottom loop.
STEP 6
Repeat Steps 3 - 5 to create a second earring.

: : : Additional Resources : : :

The pieces featured in the Gallery of Designs are copyrighted designs and are provided for inspiration only. We encourage you to substitute different colors, products and techniques to make the design your own.

Have a question regarding this design idea? Email Customer Service.

Recommended Just for You