Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Antiqued Pewter Focal, Epoxy and Silver-Plated Brass Focal and Czech Glass Beads and Seed Beads


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Necklace

STEP 1
Cut the following:
  • One 20-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire
  • Two 1/2 inch lengths of French Wire
  • Chain: one 1/8 inch length and one 3/8 inch length
STEP 2
Use a drill to bore a 1.5mm hole through the center of the "C" of the 34x5mm "AIRFORCE" focal.
STEP 3
Pass one 1-inch headpin through one 1mm star bead then form a simple loop to create a star drop.
STEP 4
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the original loop of the "AIRFORCE" focal then close.

Use one 5mm jumpring to connect the drilled hole of the "AIRFORCE" focal, the simple loop of the star drop and one end of the 1/8 inch length of chain. Connect one 4mm jumpring to the remaining end of the 1/8 inch length of chain.
STEP 5
Pass one 4mm jumpring through one end of the 3/8 inch length of chain then close. Connect the 5mm jumpring attached to the star cluster focal to the remaining end of the 3/8 inch length of chain.

Continue to attach one 4mm jumpring to one half of each toggle clasp.
STEP 6
String onto the 20-inch length of beading wire: one crimp, one length of French wire and the jumpring connected to one half of the toggle clasp. 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.
STEP 7
  • 17 sets of:
    • One #6 opaque red seed bead
    • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
    • One #6 opaque blue seed bead
    • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
    • One #6 opaque white seed bead
    • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One #6 opaque red seed bead
  • One 2mm crimp bead
  • One 4mm jumpring connected to the star focal
  • One #6 opaque blue seed bead
  • One 2mm crimp bead
  • The first 4mm jumpring connected to the "AIRFORCE" focal
  • One #6 opaque white seed bead
  • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One #6 opaque red seed bead
  • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One #6 opaque blue seed bead
  • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One #6 opaque white seed bead
  • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One #6 opaque red seed bead
  • One 2mm crimp bead
  • The second 4mm jumpring connected to the "AIRFORCE" focal
  • One #6 opaque blue seed bead
  • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One #6 opaque white seed bead
  • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • 17 sets of:
    • One #6 opaque red seed bead
    • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
    • One #6 opaque blue seed bead
    • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
    • One #6 opaque white seed bead
    • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One #6 opaque red seed bead
STEP 8
Repeat Step 6, using the second half of the toggle clasp, to secure the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
Pass one 1-inch headpin through one 1mm star bead then form a simple loop to create a star drop. Repeat to create a total of two star drops.
STEP 2
String onto one 1-inch eyepin:
  • One #6 opaque red seed bead
  • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One #6 opaque blue seed bead
  • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One #6 opaque white seed bead
  • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One #6 opaque red seed bead
Repeat to create a total of two beaded links.
STEP 3
Connect the loop of one star drop to one loop on one beaded link. Continue to connect the remaining loop of the link to the loop of one fishhook with star earwire. Repeat to create a second earring.

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