Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with White Lotus™ Cultured Freshwater Pearls, Gold-Plated Brass Drops and Swarovski® Crystals

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A treasured brand in pearl beads, the White Lotus cultured freshwater pearl button beads are exquisite and timeless in jewelry. This design cleverly frames each individual pearl bead with gold-plated, ribbed round bead caps, directing the eye to their classic beauty. As one of the earliest gemstones found, pearls are a natural choice for highlighting a spiritually-based statement, such as ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut the following:
  • One 19-inch length Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire
  • 1.5mm cable chain: two 1/2 inch lengths, one 3/4 in length
Remove the 2-inch extender chain, including teardrop, and the lobster claw clasp from the ends of the chain and set aside.
STEP 2
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loop on one 5.5x4mm cross drop and the first link on the 3/4 inch length of chain. Repeat to attach a cross drop to each 1/2 inch length of chain.
STEP 3
String onto the beading wire: one crimp and one Accu-Guard™ wire protector. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guard 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 4
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One 3x1mm ribbed bead cap
  • One White Lotus™ button pearl
  • One 3x1mm ribbed bead cap
Repeat this sequence to string a total of 30 sets.
STEP 5
Continue to string the following:
  • Repeat this sequence to string three sets:
    • One crystal AB2X bicone
    • One 3x1mm ribbed bead cap
    • One button pearl
    • One 3x1mm ribbed bead cap
  • One crystal AB2X bicone
  • One 7x5mm basket bead cap
  • Two button pearls
  • One 7x5mm basket bead cap
  • One crystal AB2X bicone
  • The last link on one 1/2 inch length of chain
  • One 7x5mm basket bead cap
  • One button pearl
  • One crystal AB2X bicone
STEP 6
Continue to string the last link on the 3/4 inch length of chain then repeat Step 5 in the opposite order to string the second half of the necklace.
STEP 7
Pass one 4mm jumpring though the loop on the lobster claw clasp (Step 1) and the Accu-Guard on one end of the necklace. Repeat to attach the last link on the extender chain.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut two 1/2 inch lengths of 1.5mm cable chain.
STEP 2
String the following onto one 1-1/2 inch eyepin:
  • One 3x1mm ribbed bead cap
  • Two button pearls
  • One 7x5mm basket bead cap
  • One crystal AB2X bicone
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire.

Repeat to create a second button pearl link.
STEP 3
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loop on one 5.5x4mm cross drop and the first link on one 1/2 inch length of chain.
STEP 4
Use one 4mm jumpring to connect the last link on the chain to the first loop on the pearl link. Attach the loop on the opposite end of the link to the loop on one fishhook earwire.
STEP 5
Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to create a second earring.

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