Convertible Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal, Gold-Plated Brass Beads and Components

Necklace

STEP 1
  • Cut the following:
    • Two 10-inch lengths
    • Two 12-inch lengths
    • One 12-3/4 inch length
  • Six 1/2 inch lengths French wire
  • One 2-inch lengths 6x5mm curb chain
STEP 2
String one light Siam 3mm bicone and one 4mm stardust round onto one 1-inch eyepin then form a simple loop creating a stardust and 3mm bicone link.

Repeat to create two light Siam 4mm bicone links and two fern green 6mm bicone links.

First Strand

STEP 3
String onto one 12-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.
STEP 4
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One 4mm stardust round
  • Four light Siam 4mm bicones
  • One 4mm stardust round
  • Three light Siam 4mm bicones
  • One 4mm stardust round
  • Two light Siam 4mm bicones
  • One 4mm stardust round
  • Three light Siam 4mm bicones
  • One 4mm stardust round
  • Four light Siam 4mm bicones
STEP 5
Continue to string five light Siam 4mm bicones then repeat the stringing sequence in Step 4 in the opposite direction to string the second half of the strand. Repeat Step 3 to secure.

Second Strand

STEP 6
Repeat Step 3 to begin the second strand.

String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One 4mm stardust round
  • Repeat this sequence to string two sets:
    • One light Siam 4mm bicone
    • One 24Kt gold finished #15 rocaille
    • One fern green 8mm bicone drop
    • One 24Kt gold finished #15 rocaille
STEP 7
Continue to string the following:
  • One 4mm stardust round
  • One 24Kt gold finished #15 rocaille
  • One fern green 8mm bicone drop
  • One 24Kt gold finished #15 rocaille
  • Repeat this sequence to string three sets:
    • One light Siam 4mm bicone
    • One 24Kt gold finished #15 rocaille
    • One fern green 8mm bicone drop
    • One 24Kt gold finished #15 rocaille
Repeat this stringing sequence to string total of four sets.
STEP 8
Repeat the sequence in Step 6 in the opposite direction to string the remainder of the necklace and secure.

Third Strand

STEP 9
String onto one 12-inch length of beading wire: one crimp and one French wire protector. 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 stardust crimp cover.
STEP 10
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One fern green 6mm bicone
  • Repeat this sequence to string 21 sets:
    • One 24Kt gold finished #15 rocaille
    • One light Siam 4mm bicone
    • One 24Kt gold finished #15 rocaille
    • One fern green 8mm bicone drop
    • One 24Kt gold finished #15 rocaille
  • One 24Kt gold finished #15 rocaille
  • One light Siam 4mm bicone
  • One 24Kt gold finished #15 rocaille
  • One fern green 6mm bicone
Repeat Step 9 to secure the strand.
STEP 11
Use 4mm jumprings to attach one 10x6mm lobster claw clasp to each end of the first and second strands.
STEP 12
Use a 4mm jumpring to connect the first loop on one fern green 6mm bicone link to the first French wire loop the third strand then close. Attach the loop on the opposite end of the link to the first loop on one light Siam 4mm bicone link.

Repeat to connect a fern green 6mm bicone link and light Siam 3mm bicone link to the opposite end of the strand.
STEP 13
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the center loop on the bottom of two 22mm filigree round components (back-to-back) and one 5.5mm jumpring then close. Attach one 5.5mm jumpring to the second loop to the right of the previous loop.

Attach the lobster claw clasps on one end of the first and second strands to these jumprings.
STEP 14
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the second loop on the opposite side of the filigree round component and the loop on one light Siam 4mm bicone link on one end of the third strand then close.
STEP 15
Repeat Steps 12 - 14 to create a mirror image of the first filigree round component.

Fourth and Fifth Strands

STEP 16
Repeat Step 9 to begin the fourth strand.

String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One fern green 6mm bicone
  • One 4mm stardust round
  • One light Siam 4mm bicone
  • One 4mm stardust round
Repeat this sequence to string six sets then string one fern green 6mm bicone. Repeat Step 9 to secure the strand.

Repeat to create a duplicate strand.
STEP 17
Use one 4mm jumpring to attach the French wire loop on one end of the fifth strand to the center loop on the top of one set of round components. Repeat to attach the sixth strand to the round component on the opposite end of the necklace.
STEP 18
Use one 4mm jumpring to attach the lobster claw clasp to the opposite end of the fifth strand. Repeat to attach the first link on the length of curb chain. Attach the stardust round end of the light Siam end of the stardust and 3mm bicone link to the last link on the chain.

Pass one approximately 7mm jumpring, from the mix, through one fern green 8mm drop and the loop on the opposite end of the link then close.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut two 7-inch lengths of Accu-Flex professional-quality beading wire and two 1/2 inch lengths French wire.
STEP 2
Place a Bead Stopper™ on one end of one length of beading wire.

String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One crimp
  • Repeat this sequence to string eight sets:
    • One 24Kt gold finished #15 rocaille
    • One light Siam 3mm bicone
  • One 24Kt gold finished #15 rocaille
  • One Fern green 4mm bicone
  • Repeat this sequence to string three sets:
    • One 24Kt gold finished #15 rocaille
    • One light Siam 3mm bicone
    • One 24Kt gold finished #15 rocaille
    • One Fern green 8mm bicone drop
  • One 24Kt gold finished #15 rocaille
  • One light Siam 3mm bicone
  • One 24Kt gold finished #15 rocaille
  • One Fern green 4mm bicone
  • Repeat this sequence to string eight sets:
    • One 24Kt gold finished #15 rocaille
    • One light Siam 3mm bicone
  • One 24Kt gold finished #15 rocaille
  • One length of French wire
STEP 3
Remove the Bead Stopper from the opposite end of the beading wire then pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull both ends of the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the French wire and the beads are snug. Crimp, then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Finish with a 4mm crimp cover.
STEP 4
Repeat Steps 2 - 3 to create a second earring.

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