Lariat-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal, Gold-Plated Brass Beads and Links and Seed Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut one 3-foot length of Accu-Flex professional-quality beading wire and two 1/2 inch lengths of French wire.
STEP 2
String onto the 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:
  • One 4mm corrugated round
  • One crystal clear and black 5x2.5mm rondelle
  • One black cherry 5-6mm pearl
  • One crystal clear and black 5x2.5mm rondelle
  • One 4mm corrugated round
  • One crystal clear and black 5x2.5mm rondelle
  • One crystal clear and black 7x3mm rondelle
  • One crystal clear and black 5x2.5mm rondelle
  • One 4mm corrugated round
  • One crystal clear and black 5x2.5mm rondelle
  • One black cherry 5-6mm pearl
  • One crystal clear and black 5x2.5mm rondelle
  • Repeat this sequence to string 50 sets:
    • One 4mm corrugated round
    • One 3mm corrugated round
    • One 4mm corrugated round
    • One opaque brick red #11 seed bead
STEP 4
Continue to string the following:
  • One 4mm corrugated round
  • One crystal clear and black 5x2.5mm rondelle
  • One crystal clear and black 7x3mm rondelle
  • One crystal clear and black 5x2.5mm rondelle
  • One 4mm corrugated round
  • One crystal clear and black 5x2.5mm rondelle
  • One black cherry 5-6mm pearl
  • One crystal clear and black 5x2.5mm rondelle
STEP 5
Repeat the sequence in Step 4 a second time.

Continue to string:
  • One 4mm corrugated round
  • One crystal clear and black 5x2.5mm rondelle
  • One crystal clear and black 7x3mm rondelle
  • One crystal clear and black 5x2.5mm rondelle
Repeat the sequence in Step 4 to string three more sets then string one 4mm corrugated round.

Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.
STEP 6
String the following onto one 2-inch headpin:
  • One black cherry 7-8mm pearl
  • One jet 12x9mm Artemis bead
  • One crystal clear and black 5x2.5mm rondelle
  • One opaque brick red #6 seed bead
Form a simple loop creating a 12x9mm Artemis drop.

Repeat to create a total of four 12x9mm Artemis drops then create two drops using 17x12mm Artemis beads.
STEP 7
Pass one 4mm jumpring through one 17x12mm Artemis drop and the corner loop on one 20x20mm diamond link then close.

Use a 4mm jumpring to attach one 12x9mm Artemis drop to the corner loops on either side of the 17x12mm Artemis drop. Attach the French wire loop on one end of the strand the remaining corner loop.
STEP 8
Repeat Step 7 to attach a diamond link and Artemis drops to the opposite end of the strand.

Tip: This necklace can be worn multiple ways, such as wrapped around the neck, threaded through a loop or tied/knotted in the front.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto one 2-inch headpin:
  • One black cherry 7-8mm pearl
  • One jet 12x9mm Artemis bead
  • One crystal clear and black 5x2.5mm rondelle
  • One opaque brick red #6 seed bead
Form a simple loop creating a 12x9mm Artemis drop.

Repeat to create a total of four 12x9mm Artemis drops then create two drops using 17x12mm Artemis beads.
STEP 2
Pass one 4mm jumpring through one 17x12mm Artemis drop and the corner loop on one 20x20mm diamond link then close.

Use a 4mm jumpring to attach one 12x9mm Artemis drop to the corner loops on either side of the 17x12mm Artemis drop. Attach one leverback earwire to the remaining corner loop.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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