Triple-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Miyuki Seed Beads, Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Beads and Gold-Plated Brass Beads

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This week's red, white and blue Miyuki glass seed bead triple-strand necklace and dangle earrings with gold-plated brass round spacer beads makes a beautiful style tribute to Patriot Day in remembrance of the lives lost in the September 11th attacks of 2001. The square-shaped Miyuki glass seed beads are right in line with the geometric jewelry trend and reflect light in every direction, adding ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut the following lengths of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire: one 20-inch, one 21-inch and one 22-inch.

Pass one 6x4mm oval jumpring through one 22x13mm awareness ribbon charm then close.
STEP 2
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 3
String onto the beading wire:
  • One transparent red square
  • 32 sets of:
    • One 3mm smooth round
    • One transparent red square
Continue to string one 3mm smooth round onto the beading wire, then repeat the above stringing sequence in the opposite direction.

Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.
STEP 4
Repeat Step 2 using the 21-inch length of beading wire.

String onto the beading wire:
  • 35 sets of:
    • One opaque metallic white square
    • One 3mm smooth round
Continue to string one opaque metallic white square onto the beading wire then repeat the above stringing sequence in the opposite direction.

Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.
STEP 5
Repeat Step 2 using the 22-inch length of beading wire.

String onto the beading wire:
  • 33 sets of:
    • One silver-lined cobalt square
    • One 3mm smooth round
  • One 8x6mm rectangle with number "9"
  • One 3mm smooth round
  • One silver-lined cobalt square
  • One 3mm smooth round
  • Two sets of:
    • One 8x6mm rectangle with number "1"
    • One 3mm smooth round
  • One silver-lined cobalt square
  • One 3mm smooth round
  • One 8x6mm rectangle with number "0"
  • One 3mm smooth round
  • One 8x6mm rectangle with number "1"
  • One 3mm smooth round
  • One silver-lined cobalt square
  • One 3mm smooth round
  • One 22x13mm awareness ribbon charm (through the oval jumpring)
  • 33 sets of:
    • One 3mm smooth round
    • One silver-lined cobalt square
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.
STEP 6
Pass one 6x4mm oval jumpring through one Accu-Guard on each strand then close.

Pass one 6x4mm oval jumpring through one lobster claw clasp and the previous oval jumpring then close. Repeat to attach a second oval jumpring, creating double jumprings.

Pass one 6x4mm oval jumpring through each Accu-Guard on the opposite end of each strand and one 6x4mm oval jumpring then close.

Earrings

STEP 1
String onto one 1-inch eyepin: one 3mm smooth round, one transparent red square seed bead and one 3mm smooth round then form a simple loop.

Repeat to create a second transparent red link, two silver-lined cobalt links and two opaque metallic white links.
STEP 2
Connect the following:
  • One earwire
  • One transparent red link
  • One opaque metallic white link
  • One silver-lined cobalt link
  • One USA flag charm
Repeat to create a second earring.

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