Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski® Crystals, Cubic Zirconia and Rhodium-Plated Brass End Bars and Silver-Plated Brass Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut the following lengths:
  • 19-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire
  • 2.5mm cable chain:
    • Two 2-inch lengths
    • Two 2-1/2 inch lengths
    • Two 3-inch lengths
    • Two 3-1/2 inch lengths
    • Two 4-inch lengths
    • Two 4-1/2 inch lengths
    • Two 5-inch lengths
STEP 2
String one crystal AB 6mm round to one 1-inch head pin then form a simple loop, creating a link. Repeat to create a total of 15 links.
STEP 3
Attach one link to the loop on one 4mm round with loop, creating a drop. Repeat to create a total of 15 drops.
STEP 4
String onto the beading wire: one crimp 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 4mm crimp cover.
STEP 5
Continue to string the following onto the beading wire:
  • 14 sets of:
    • One Capri blue 6mm round
    • One 4mm smooth round
  • 15 sets of:
    • One Capri blue 6mm round
    • One 4mm round with loop
  • 14 sets of:
    • One Capri blue 6mm round
    • One 4mm smooth round
STEP 6
Attach the first link on both 5-inch lengths of chain to the center link.

Attach the last link on one 5-inch length of chain and the first link on one 2-1/2 inch length of chain to the fourth drop to one side.

Attach the last link on the 2-1/2 inch length of chain to the fourth link from the previous one.

Continue attaching lengths of chain to create a decreasing swag pattern.
STEP 7
Repeat Step 6 on the opposite side to finish the necklace.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut four 1-1/4 inch and two 2-1/4 inch lengths of 2.5mm cable chain.
STEP 2
String one Capri blue 6mm round onto one 1-inch eye pin and form a simple loop.

Repeat to create a total of ten Capri blue links.
STEP 3
Repeat Step 2 using crystal AB 6mm rounds to create a total of ten crystal AB links.
STEP 4
Attach one Capri blue link to a loop on one crystal AB link.

Repeat to create a total of ten links.
STEP 5
Attach the opposite loop on one Capri blue link to the first loop on one end bar. Continue adding Capri blue links to the next loop on the end bar until the end bar is full.

Repeat with the the second bar.
STEP 6
Attach one fishhook ear wire to the loop on the opposite side of one spacer.

Repeat with the second end bar.
STEP 7
Attach the first link on two 1-1/4 inch lengths of chain to the loop on the center link.

Attach the last link of chain to the corresponding loop on the first and last link of the end bar.
STEP 8
Attach the first link on one 2-1/4 inch length of chain to the loop on the second and fourth links to complete the first earring.
STEP 9
Repeat Steps 7 and 8 to the remaining end bar with links to complete the second earring.

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