Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski® Crystals and Antiqued Brass Links and Drops

Necklace

STEP 1
Place one rose 14mm rivoli into a 16mm round bezel link then use the bezel roller and bezel pusher to secure the prongs around the rivoli. Repeat to create a total of four rose links, four light turquoise links and four golden shadow links.

Use a 5mm jumpring to attach one 12mm domed round drop to one end of each link; attach a 4x3mm oval jumpring to the opposite end.
STEP 2
Mix Devcon® 30-Minute® Epoxy according to manufacturer's instructions.

Apply a thin layer of epoxy to the back side of one golden shadow chaton and the center of the setting on one 9x6mm spacer. Place the chaton into the setting then set aside to dry (approximately 30 minutes). Repeat to create a total of 25 golden shadow spacers.

Tip: Use the Crystal Katana positioner to easily pick up and place chatons.
STEP 3
Cut one 20-inch and one 24-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.

Remove the rings from the 2-strand tab clasp.
STEP 4
String onto the 20-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 crimp cover.
STEP 5
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • 25 sets of:
    • One lavender 3mm round pearl
    • One lavender 4mm round pearl
    • One lavender 4mm round pearl
    • One set of holes in one golden shadow spacer
  • One set of holes in one golden shadow spacer
  • One lavender 4mm round pearl
  • One lavender 3mm round pearl
Repeat Step 4 to secure the strand.
STEP 6
Repeat Step 4 using the 24-inch length of beading wire to begin the second strand.

String onto the beading wire: three smoked topaz 4mm rounds and the bottom set of holes in the first spacer on the first strand. Repeat this sequence to string seven sets using the spacers from the first strand.
STEP 7
Continue to string the following:
  • Two smoked topaz 4mm rounds
  • The oval jumpring on one rose link
  • Two smoked topaz 4mm rounds
  • The bottom set of holes in the next spacer
Repeat this sequence twice more using a light turquoise link then a golden shadow link.

Repeat this sequence to string a total of four sets.
STEP 8
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 6 using the remaining spacers on the first strand then repeat Step 4 to secure the strand.
STEP 9
Pass one 3mm jumpring through the Accu-Guard on one end of the first strand and the top loop on the 2-strand tab clasp. Repeat to attach the opposite end of the strand to the second portion of the clasp.

Repeat to attach the second strand to the bottom loops on the clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
String onto one 3/4 inch headpin: one 3x1mm ribbed bead cap, one light turquoise 4mm round and one 3x1mm ribbed bead cap then from a simple loop. Repeat to create a second light turquoise 4mm round drop.

Repeat to create: two smoked topaz drops, two golden shadow drops and two rose drops.

String onto one 1-inch eyepin: one 7x2mm flower bead cap, one lavender 8mm pearl and one 7x2mm flower bead cap then from a simple loop. Repeat to create a second lavender 8mm pearl link.
STEP 2
Pass one 4.5mm jumpring through one loop on two 8x8mm flower links then close. Repeat to connect the adjacent loop on each link.

Repeat to connect the loop on the opposite side of the component and the bottom loop (already connected to the second link) to a third flower link.

Repeat to connect a fourth flower link on the opposite side of the component, creating a diamond shape.
STEP 3
Use one 4.5mm jumpring to attach one 12mm rope design drop to the bottom loop on the component. Attach one lavender 8mm pearl link to the top loop on the diamond shape.

Attach one drop to the loop on either side of the 12mm drop then attach one drop to the loop on either side of the diamond shape.
STEP 4
Attach one leverback earwire to the loop on the opposite end of the lavender 8mm pearl link.
STEP 5
Repeat Steps 2 - 4 to create a second earring.

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