Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski® Crystals and Delica® Seed Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut a 36-inch (1 yard) length of Berkley® Fireline® thread.

Note: It may be necessary to cut additional 36-inch lengths of thread later in the design.
STEP 2
Thread a #10 economy beading needle almost doubling the thread (to make it easier to work with) but leaving a tail so you are working with only one thread. Place a Bead Stopper™ on the end of the thread.

String four transparent dark cranberry #11 seed beads (this will be the base row).
STEP 3
String the following:
  • Two transparent opaque galvanized yellow gold #11 seed beads
  • One Swarovski® crystals 3mm crystal AB Xilion bicone
  • Two transparent emerald-lined rainbow aqua #11 seed beads
Pass back through the base row.
STEP 4
String the following:
  • One transparent dark cranberry #11 seed bead
  • Two transparent opaque galvanized yellow gold #11 seed beads
  • One Swarovski crystals 3mm crystal AB Xilion bicone
  • Two transparent emerald-lined rainbow aqua #11 seed beads
Skip the first seed bead from the base row then pass through the remaining three red seed beads from the base row and the newly added transparent dark cranberry #11 seed bead.

Repeat this sequence to create a spiral rope of approximately 19 inches.
STEP 5
Remove the Bead Stopper.

Tie an overhand knot onto a headpin, close to the end of the spiral rope. Apply a small amount of E6000® Jewelry and Craft Adhesive to the knot to secure.

String one fancy beaded cone and one gold-plated brass round.
STEP 6
Form a wrapped loop then pass one 4mm gold-plated brass jumpring through the wrapped loop and the loop on the clasp and close. Repeat to attach a second jumpring, creating a double jumpring.

Remove the Bead Stopper from the opposite end then repeat to finish the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut one 4-inch length of thread.

Thread a #10 economy beading needle almost doubling the thread (to make it easier to work with) but leaving a tail so you are working with only one thread. Place a Bead Stopper on the end of the thread.

String four transparent dark cranberry #11 seed beads (this will be the base row).
STEP 2
Continue to string the following:
  • Two transparent opaque galvanized yellow gold #11 seed beads
  • One Swarovski crystals 3mm crystal AB Xilion bicone
  • Two transparent emerald-lined rainbow aqua #11 seed beads
Pass back through the base row.
STEP 3
String the following:
  • One transparent dark cranberry #11 seed bead
  • Two transparent opaque galvanized yellow gold #11 seed beads
  • One Swarovski crystals 3mm crystal AB Xilion bicone
  • Two transparent emerald-lined rainbow aqua #11 seed beads
Skip the first seed bead from the base row then pass through the remaining three red seed beads from the base row and the newly added transparent dark cranberry #11 seed bead.
STEP 4
Repeat this sequence to create a spiral rope of approximately 2 inches.
STEP 5
Remove the Bead Stopper from the opposite end then tie the ends onto the headpin using an overhand knot and apply a small amount of adhesive, then string one fancy beaded cone and one gold-plated round.
STEP 6
Form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the headpin then attach an earwire.
STEP 7
Repeat Steps 2 - 6 to create a second earring.

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