Multi-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Cultured Freshwater Pearls, Swarovski Crystal and Silver-Plated Brass Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut the following:
  • Accu-Flex professional-quality beading wire
    • One 18-inch length
    • One 18-1/2 inch length
    • One 19-1/2 inch length
    • One 19-3/4 inch length
    • One 20-1/4 inch length
    • Two 20-1/2 inch length
    • One 21-1/2 inch length
    • One 22-1/2 inch length
  • Eighteen 1/2 inch lengths of French wire

First Strand

STEP 2
String onto the18-inch length beading wire: one crimp and one length of French wire. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the French wire leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end.

Crimp, then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Finish with a 4mm crimp cover.
STEP 3
String the following onto the beading wire in the pattern of your choice:
  • 10 erinite 4mm bicones
  • 18 4mm smooth rounds
  • 17 6x1mm brushed wavy rondelles
  • Nine white 4-5mm pearls
  • 15 2.5mm smooth rounds
  • 10 white opal AB2X 4mm bicones
  • Nine crystal satin AB 4mm bicones
  • Nine green 4-5mm pearls
  • 11 4mm stardust rounds
  • Eight gold green 12mm flat round pearls
  • Nine crystal AB 4mm bicones
  • One iris green 5-6mm pearl
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.

Second Strand

STEP 4
Repeat Step 2 using the 18-1/2 inch length of beading wire.

String onto the beading wire: one white opal AB2X 4mm bicone and one 2.5mm smooth round. Repeat this sequence to string a total of 76 sets. Continue to string one crystal satin AB 4mm bicone then repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.

Third Strand

STEP 5
Repeat Step 2 using the 19-1/2 inch length of beading wire.

String the following onto the beading wire in the pattern of your choice:
  • 12 crystal satin AB 4mm bicones
  • 14 4mm smooth rounds
  • 12 white 4-5mm pearls
  • 14 2.5mm smooth rounds
  • 12 erinite 4mm bicones
  • 20 6x1mm brushed wavy rondelles
  • 12 crystal AB 4mm bicones
  • 11 gold green 12mm flat round pearls
  • 12 4mm stardust rounds
  • 11 green 4-5mm pearls
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.

Fourth Strand

STEP 6
Repeat Step 2 using the 19-3/4 inch length of beading wire.

String the following onto the beading wire in the pattern of your choice:
  • 16 erinite 4mm bicones
  • 23 4mm smooth rounds
  • 15 crystal satin AB 4mm bicones
  • 15 2.5mm smooth rounds
  • 14 green 4-5mm pearls
  • 14 4mm stardust rounds
  • 14 gold green 12mm flat round pearls
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.

Fifth Strand

STEP 7
Repeat Step 2 using the 20-1/4 inch length of beading wire.

String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Repeat this sequence to string a total of 25 sets:
    • One crystal satin AB 4mm bicone
    • One 4mm stardust round
    • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
    • One 2.5mm smooth round
    • One white 4-5mm pearl
    • One 2.5mm smooth round
  • One crystal satin AB 4mm bicone
  • One 2.5mm smooth round
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.

Sixth Strand

STEP 8
Repeat Step 2 using the 20-1/2 inch length of beading wire.

String the following onto the beading wire in the pattern of your choice:
  • 19 crystal AB 4mm bicones
  • 16 4mm stardust rounds
  • 17 green 4-5mm pearls
  • 19 4mm smooth rounds
  • 19 white 4-5mm pearls
  • 17 erinite 4mm bicones
  • 29 6x1mm brushed wavy rondelles
  • 16 crystal satin AB 4mm bicones
  • 16 2.5mm smooth rounds
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.

Seventh Strand

STEP 9
Repeat Step 2 using the second 20-1/2 inch length of beading wire.

String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Repeat this sequence to string a total of four sets:
    • One emerald AB 4mm bicone
    • One 4mm stardust round
    • One iris green 5-6mm pearl
    • One 2.5mm smooth round
  • Repeat this sequence to string a total of 30 sets
    • One 4mm stardust round
    • One iris green 5-6mm pearl
    • One 2.5mm smooth round
    • One emerald AB 4mm bicone
  • One 4mm stardust round
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.

Eighth Strand

STEP 10
Repeat Step 2 using the second 21-1/2 inch length of beading wire.

String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
  • One emerald AB 4mm bicone
  • One 4mm stardust round
  • One green 4-5mm pearl
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
  • One emerald AB 4mm bicone
  • One 4mm stardust round
  • One iris green 5-6mm pearl
  • Repeat this sequence to string a total of 21 sets
    • One 2.5mm smooth round
    • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
    • One 2.5mm smooth round
    • One emerald AB 4mm bicone
    • One 4mm stardust round
    • One iris green 5-6mm pearl
  • One 2.5mm smooth round
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
  • One 2.5mm smooth round
  • One emerald AB 4mm bicone
  • One 4mm stardust round
  • One green 4-5mm pearl
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
  • One emerald AB 4mm bicone
  • One 4mm stardust round
  • One green 4-5mm pearl
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
  • One emerald AB 4mm bicone
  • One 4mm smooth round
  • One green 4-5mm pearl
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
  • One emerald AB 4mm bicone
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.

Ninth Strand

STEP 11
Repeat Step 2 using the 22-1/2 inch length of beading wire.

String the following onto the beading wire in the pattern of your choice:
  • 41 white opal AB2X 4mm bicones
  • 79 2.5mm smooth rounds
  • 36 crystal AB 6mm bicones
  • Four crystal AB 5mm bicones
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.

Necklace Assembly

STEP 12
Attach one 4mm jumpring to each end of the first, third, fifth and seventh strand.
STEP 13
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the first 4mm on the first strand, the first French wire loop on the second strand and the first loop on one portion of the 5-strand slide lock clasp then close.

Repeat to attach the opposite ends of the first and second strand to the second portion of the clasp.

Repeat to attach the third and fourth strands to the second loop, the fifth and sixth strands to the third loop and the seventh and eighth strands to the fourth loop on each portion of the clasp.

Use 4mm jumprings to attach the ninth strand to the fifth loop on the clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut two 1-1/2 inch lengths of 2.5mm cable chain. Place the first link on each length onto the Chain Sta.
STEP 2
String one gold and green 12mm flat round pearl onto one 3/4 inch headpin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second coin pearl drop.

Repeat to create the following drops:
  • 16 erinite 4mm bicone drops
  • 20 crystal AB 4mm bicone drops
  • 10 white opal AB2X bicone drops
  • 16 white 4-5mm pearl drops
STEP 3
String one white opal AB2X bicone onto one 1-inch eyepin then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second white opal AB2X bicone link.
STEP 4
Attach one coin pearl drop to the last link on one length of chain. Continue to attach eight erinite bicone drops, ten crystal AB bicone drops, five white opal AB2X drops and eight white pearl drops to the rest of the links on the chain in a random pattern (approximately 2 drops per link). Repeat to attach the remaining drops to the second length of chain.
STEP 5
Remove the chain from the Chain Sta, pass the loop on one end of the white opal AB2X bicone link through the first link on the chain then close. Attach one leverback earwire to the loop on the opposite end of the link.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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