Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal and Metal Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut the following lengths:
  • Accu-Flex professional-quality beading wire:
    • One 11-inch length
    • One 14-inch length
  • Two 4-inch lengths shell with rectangle chain
STEP 2
String onto the 14-inch length of 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.

Insert the end of the 11-inch length of beading wire then crimp. Trim the excess from the short end of the 14-inch length of beading wire. Finish with a 4mm crimp cover.
STEP 3
String one 14.5x14mm puffed oval onto both lengths of beading wire.

First Strand

STEP 4
Separate the strands then string the following onto the 11-inch length of beading wire:
  • One 3x2mm smooth rondelle
  • One metallic blue 2X 4mm bicone
  • One 7x6mm star
  • One metallic blue 2X 4mm bicone
  • One 3x2mm smooth rondelle
  • One peridot AB 4mm bicone
  • One 7x6mm star
  • One peridot AB 4mm bicone
Repeat this sequence to string a total of seven sets.
STEP 5
Continue to string the following:
  • One 3x2mm smooth rondelle
  • One metallic blue 2X 4mm bicone
  • One 7x6mm star
  • One metallic blue 2X 4mm bicone
  • One 3x2mm smooth rondelle
Place a Bead Stopper™ on the end of the beading wire.

Second Strand

STEP 6
Attach one 10.5x7.5mm ice-pick bail to one astral pink 30x28mm starfish drop. Repeat to attach an ice-pick bail to the remaining starfish drops.
STEP 7
String the following onto the 14-inch length of beading wire:
  • Repeat this sequence to string three sets:
    • One 3x2mm smooth rondelle
    • One peridot AB 4mm bicone
  • One 7x6mm star
  • Repeat this sequence to string three sets:
    • One peridot AB 4mm bicone
    • One 3x2mm smooth rondelle
STEP 8
Continue to string the following:
  • Repeat this sequence to string two sets:
    • One metallic blue 2X 4mm bicone
    • One 3x2mm smooth rondelle
  • One 2x2mm crimp
  • One 17x16mm starfish drop (over the crimp)
  • Repeat this sequence to string two sets:
    • One 3x2mm smooth rondelle
    • One metallic blue 2X 4mm bicone
  • One 3x2mm smooth rondelle
  • One peridot AB 4mm bicone
  • One 7x6mm star
  • One peridot AB 4mm bicone
  • One 3x2mm smooth rondelle
Repeat this sequence to string a total of two sets.
STEP 9
Continue to string:
  • Repeat this sequence to string two sets:
    • One metallic blue 2X 4mm bicone
    • One 3x2mm smooth rondelle
  • One 2x2mm crimp
  • One 30x28mm starfish drop
  • Repeat this sequence to string two sets:
    • One 3x2mm smooth rondelle
    • One metallic blue 2X 4mm bicone
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 8 in the opposite direction.
STEP 10
Remove the Bead Stopper from the end of the first strand.

String one 14.5x14mm puffed oval and one crimp onto both lengths of beading wire.
STEP 11
String one Accu-Guard onto the 14-inch length of beading wire. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the end of both lengths of beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guard and the beads are snug then crimp.

Trim the excess beading wire then finish with a 4mm crimp cover.

Necklace Assembly

STEP 12
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the first Accu-Guard on one end and the first link on the shell with rectangle chain then close. Repeat to attach the opposite end of the strand to the first link on the second length of chain.

Using one 4mm jumpring attach the last link on the chain to the loop one portion of the hook-and-eye clasp. Repeat to attach the last link on the second length of chain to the second portion of the clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut 12 5-link lengths of the 2.2mm chain.
STEP 2
Attach one ice-pick bail to one astral pink 17x16mm starfish drop. Repeat to attach an ice-pick bail to a second starfish drop.
STEP 3
String onto one 1-inch headpin: one metallic blue 2X 4mm bicone, one 7x6mm star and one metallic blue 2X 4mm bicone then form a simple loop.

Repeat to create a total of six metallic blue bicone and star drops.
STEP 4
String onto one 1-inch headpin: one peridot AB 4mm bicone, one 7x6mm star and one peridot AB 4mm bicone then form a simple loop.

Repeat to create a total of six peridot AB bicone and star drops.
STEP 5
Attach one star drop to the first link on each 5-link length of chain.
STEP 6
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the bail on one starfish drop and one 4mm jumpring then close.

Continue to connect a total of 10 4mm jumprings creating a chain. Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loop on the fishhook earwire and the last jumpring on the chain then close.
STEP 7
Attach 6 star drops to the jumpring chain in the pattern of your choice.
STEP 8
Repeat Steps 5 - 7 to create a second earring.

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