Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Mother-of-Pearl Shell Beads and Gold-Plated Brass Beads and Connectors

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut a 22-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String a mother-of-pearl leaf, a 4mm mother-of-pearl round and a 2.5mm gold-plated round onto a headpin then create a simple loop.

Repeat to create a total of 15 drops.

Creating the Focal

STEP 3

Use a 5mm jump ring to connect the left loop of a half-round connector and the loop of a leaf drop then close.

Use a 5mm jump ring to connect the right loop of the connector, the left loop of a new connector and a new leaf drop. Repeat to add two more connectors, with drops, to the row.

Use a 5mm jump ring to connect the right loop of the fourth connector added and a new leaf drop.
STEP 4

Use a 5mm jump ring to connect the bottom loop of the first connector added in Step 3, the left loop of a new connector and a new leaf drop.

Use a 5mm jump ring to connect the right loop of the connecter just added, the left loop of a new connector, the bottom loop of the second connector in the first row and a new leaf drop.

Repeat in reverse to add another connector and two drops to the second row.
STEP 5
Use a 5mm jump ring to connect the bottom loop of the first connector in the second row, the left loop of a new connector and a new leaf drop.

Use a 5mm jump ring to connect the right loop of the connector just added, the left loop of a new connector, the bottom loop of the second connector in the second row and a new leaf drop.

Use a 5mm jump ring to connect the right loop of the last connector added, the bottom loop of the third connector in the second row and a new leaf drop.
STEP 6
Use a 5mm jump ring to connect the bottom loop of the first connector in the third row, the left loop of a new connector and a new leaf drop.

Use a 5mm jump ring to connect the bottom loop of the second connector in the third row, the right loop of the last connector added and a new leaf drop.

Use a 5mm jump ring to add a leaf drop to the bottom loop of the last connecter added.

Assembling the Necklace

STEP 7
Pass the beading wire through the first jump ring in the first row of the focal component, then through a mother-of-pearl oval. Repeat using the next three jump rings in the first row, then pass through the last jump ring of the row.

Center the focal on the beading wire.

STEP 8
To the left of the focal component, string a 4mm round.

String five sets of:
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One 10mm mother-of-pearl flat round
  • One 2.5mm round
  • One mother-of-pearl frangia
String 15 sets of one 2.5mm round and one 4mm round.
STEP 9
String a crimp and an Accu-Guard™ wire protector onto the beading wire. 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, trim the excess wire and add a crimp cover.

Use one 4mm jump ring to attach one half of the tab clasp to the wire protector on each end of the strand.
STEP 10
Repeat Steps 8 and 9 to complete the second half of the necklace.

Earrings

STEP 1
Mix a small amount of Devcon® 5 Minute® Epoxy according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Apply a small amount of adhesive to the setting of one ear wire. Press one 10mm mother-of-pearl flat round into the setting. Repeat to embellish a second ear wire, then set both aside to cure.
STEP 2
String one mother-of-pearl leaf, one mother-of-pearl 4mm round and one 2.5mm gold-plated round onto a head pin, then create a simple loop.

Repeat to create a second drop.
STEP 3
String onto an eye pin: one 2.5mm round and three sets of one mother-of-pearl frangia and one 2.5mm round, then create a simple loop.

Repeat to create a second link.
STEP 4
Connect one embellished ear wire, one link and one drop end-to-end. Repeat to complete the second earring.

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