Triple-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal and Gold-Finished Steel Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut the following lengths:
  • One 16-inch length and one 20-inch length Accu-Flex professional-quality beading wire
  • Two 2-inch length and four 4-inch length 5x3.5mm heavy cable chain
Separate six 1-link lengths and one 26-1/2 inch length Swarovski multicolored 12mm rivoli chain.

Trim the loop off of one end of each single link of rivoli chain creating drops then attach one 4mm jumpring to the loop on each drop.

First Strand

STEP 2
String onto the 16-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.

Crimp, then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Finish with a 3mm crimp cover.
STEP 3
String the following onto the beading wire (string the bicones in the color pattern of your choice):
  • One 4mm bicone
  • One 8mm round
  • One 4mm bicone
  • One 5mm smooth round
Repeat this sequence to string a total of seven sets.
STEP 4
Continue to string the following:
  • One 4mm bicone
  • One 8mm round
  • One 4mm bicone
  • One rivoli drop (Step 1)
Repeat this sequence to string a total of six sets.

Repeat the sequence in Step 3 then string one 4mm bicone, one 8mm round and one 4mm bicone. Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.

Second Strand

STEP 5
Repeat Step 2 using the 20-inch length of beading wire to begin the second strand.

String the following onto the beading wire (string the bicones in the color pattern of your choice):
  • Repeat this sequence to string twelve sets:
    • One 4mm bicone
    • One 5mm smooth round
    • One 4mm bicone
    • One 5mm smooth round
    • One 8mm round
    • One 5mm smooth round
  • Repeat this sequence to string three sets:
    • One 4mm bicone
    • One 5mm smooth round
  • One 8mm round
  • One 5mm smooth round
  • Repeat this sequence to string two sets:
    • One 4mm bicone
    • One 5mm smooth round
  • One 8mm round
  • One 5mm smooth round
  • Repeat this sequence to string three sets:
    • One 4mm bicone
    • One 5mm smooth round
  • One 8mm round
  • One 5mm smooth round
  • Repeat this sequence to string two sets:
    • One 4mm bicone
    • One 5mm smooth round
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.

Third Strand

STEP 6
Attach Chain to Clasp Pass one 4mm jumpring through the first link on the 26-1/2 length of rivoli chain and the first link on one 4-inch length of heavy cable chain then close. Use a 4mm jumpring to attach the last link on the heavy cable chain to the bottom loop one portion of the 3-strand slide lock clasp.

Repeat to attach a 4-inch length of cable chain and the second portion of the clasp to the opposite end of the rivoli chain.

Necklace Assembly

STEP 7
Repeat Step 6 using the 20-inch strand and the middle loops on the clasp.

Repeat Step 6 using the 2-inch lengths of cable, the 16-inch strand and the bottom loops on the clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
Separate two 3-link lengths of Swarovski multicolored 12mm rivoli chain. Trim the loop off of one end of each length of rivoli chain creating drops. Then file the ends smooth.
STEP 2
Attach the loop on one leverback earwire to the loop one the rivoli chain drop.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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