Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal and Seed Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut five 5-inch lengths, four 6-inch lengths and one 25-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
Pass one 8mm jumpring through the hole on one dark indigo 8mm bicone drop then close. Repeat to attach one 8mm jumpring to a total of four dark indigo 8mm bicone drops and one light rose 6mm bicone drop.

Attach one 6mm jumpring to the 8mm jumpring on each dark indigo 8mm bicone drop.
STEP 3
String one sterling silver 2x1mm crimp onto one 6-inch length of beading wire. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp then insert round-nose pliers into the loop.

Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the pliers till the loop is approximately 1/8 inch, leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Crimp the crimp bead to secure the small loop then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire.
STEP 4

Dark Indigo Bicone Links

String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Repeat this sequence to string four sets:
    • One dark indigo 4mm bicone
    • One metallic silver #11 seed bead
    • One dark indigo 6mm bicone drop
    • One metallic silver #11 seed bead
  • One dark indigo 4mm bicone
  • Two metallic silver #11 seed beads
STEP 5
Continue to string the 6mm jumpring on one dark indigo 8mm bicone drop. Repeat Step 4 in the opposite direction then repeat Step 3 to secure creating a dark indigo bicone link.
STEP 6
Repeat Steps 3 - 5 to create a total of four dark indigo bicone links.
STEP 7

Aquamarine Bicone Links

Repeat Step 3 using one 5-inch length of beading wire to begin the next link.

String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Repeat this sequence to string a total of three sets.
    • One metallic silver #11 seed bead
    • One aquamarine 4mm bicone
    • One metallic silver #11 seed bead
    • One aquamarine 6mm bicone drop
  • One metallic silver #11 seed bead
  • One aquamarine 4mm bicone
  • One metallic silver #11 seed bead
  • The first small loop on one dark indigo bicone link
  • One metallic silver #11 seed bead
  • One aquamarine 4mm bicone
  • One metallic silver #11 seed bead
  • Repeat this sequence to string a total of three sets.
    • One metallic silver #11 seed bead
    • One aquamarine 6mm bicone drop
    • One metallic silver #11 seed bead
    • One aquamarine 4mm bicone
Repeat Step 3 to secure the strand.

Repeat to create a second aquamarine bicone link.
STEP 8
Repeat Step 7 to create a third aquamarine bicone link, stringing the small loop on the opposite end of the previous dark indigo bicone link attached to the first aquamarine bicone link, followed by the first small loop on a third dark indigo bicone link.
STEP 9
Repeat Step 7 to create a fourth aquamarine bicone link, stringing the small loop on the opposite end of the previous dark indigo bicone link attached to the second aquamarine bicone link, followed by the first small loop on a fourth dark indigo bicone link.
STEP 10
Repeat Step 7 to create a fifth aquamarine bicone link, stringing the small loop on the opposite end of third and fourth dark indigo bicone links.
STEP 11

Necklace Assembly

String onto the 25-inch length of beading wire: one copper 2x2mm 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. Finish with a 4mm crimp cover.
STEP 12
String 20 rose AB 6mm rounds and one metallic silver #11 seed bead onto the beading wire. Continue to string the first loop on the first aquamarine bicone link.
STEP 13
String Rose Bicones and Drops Continue to string the following:
  • Repeat this sequence to string four sets:
    • One metallic silver #11 seed bead
    • One rose 4mm bicone
    • One metallic silver #11 seed bead
    • One light rose 6mm bicone drop
  • One metallic silver #11 seed bead
  • One rose 4mm bicone
  • One metallic silver #11 seed bead
Continue to string the loop on the opposite end of the first aquamarine bicone link and the first loop on the third aquamarine bicone link.
STEP 14
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 13 four more times stringing the next set of loops on the aquamarine bicone links between each set.
STEP 15
Continue to string the following:
  • The loop on the opposite end of the second aquamarine bicone
  • One metallic silver #11 seed bead
  • 20 rose AB 6mm rounds
  • One copper 2x2mm crimp
  • One Accu-Guard
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. Finish with a 4mm crimp cover.
STEP 16
Pass one 8x6mm jumpring through two 6mm jumprings and the Accu-Guard on one end of the necklace then close. Repeat to connect a total of four sets of jumprings creating an extender chain.

Pass one 8x6mm jumpring through the 8mm jumpring on one light rose 6mm bicone drop and the last set of 5mm jumprings on the chain extender.

Use one 5mm jumpring to attach the lobster claw clasp to the opposite end of the necklace.

Earrings

STEP 1
Trim the head from two 4-inch headpins.

Use round-nose pliers to form and approximately 6mm simple loop on one end of each headpin.
STEP 2
Open the loop on one headpin and string one light rose 6mm bicone drop, one light rose 8mm bicone drop and one light rose 6mm bicone drop then close.
STEP 3
String the following onto the straight end of the headpin:
  • One rose 4mm bicone
  • One metallic silver #11 seed bead
  • One rose 4mm bicone
  • One metallic silver #11 seed bead
  • One rose 4mm bicone
  • Three metallic silver #11 seed beads
Form a simple loop creating a bicone drop.
STEP 4
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to create a second bicone drop.
STEP 5
Open the loop on one bicone drop and string one fishhook earwire to then close.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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