Single-Strand Necklace, Double-Strand Bracelet and Earring Set with Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads and Green Aventurine Gemstone Beads

by Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

This design brilliantly uses faceted bicone beads, a customer-favorite shape for jewelry designs. The genuine Czech crystal from Preciosa is machine-cut for consistent sparkle and shine and available in top fashion colors. This project features ocean-inspired colors, but any color combination can be substituted for limitless style options.

The Preciosa Czech bicone beads are cleverly highlighted with jump rings used as spacer beads. Green aventurine briolettes are featured in the necklace and earrings for a stunning statement. The translucent green aventurine offers a metallic iridescence with a glistening effect that’s produced from tiny inclusions of its shiny mica minerals. The combination of green aventurine with the Preciosa Czech crystal bicones is right on point.

Coordinated jewelry sets are popular because they can be worn together or separately for a variety of looks. These three pieces can be easily dressed up of down, working well with anything from a formal dress to jeans and a T-shirt.

Add a sea of bicone beauty to jewelry lines with this simple-to-string coordinated jewelry set that's sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads
Green Aventurine Gemstone Beads Magnetic Clasps Fishhook Earring Findings

Necklace

STEP 1
Using 5mm jump rings, create a chain seven links long.
STEP 2
String a 4mm blue zircon bicone onto a head pin then create a simple loop.

Attach the drop to the last link of the chain created in Step 1.
STEP 3
Cut a 20-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 4
String onto the 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 5
String the following sequence onto the beading wire, stringing a closed 3.5mm jump ring after each bead:
  • One 6mm crystal viridian bicone
  • One 4mm matte green aventurine round
  • One 6mm blue zircon bicone
  • One 6mm aqua bohemica AB bicone
  • One 4mm matte green aventurine round
  • One 6mm crystal viridian bicone
  • One 6mm blue zircon bicone
  • One 6mm green aventurine round
  • One 6mm aqua bohemica AB bicone
  • One 6mm crystal viridian bicone
  • One 4mm matte green aventurine round
  • One 6mm blue zircon bicone
  • One 6mm aqua bohemica AB bicone
  • One 6mm green aventurine round
  • One 6mm crystal viridian bicone
  • One 6mm blue zircon bicone
  • One 4mm matte green aventurine round
  • One 6mm aqua bohemica AB bicone
  • One 6mm crystal viridian bicone
  • One 6mm green aventurine round
  • One 6mm blue zircon bicone
  • One 6mm aqua bohemica AB bicone
  • One 4mm matte green aventurine round
  • One 6mm blue zircon bicone
  • One 6mm crystal viridian bicone
  • One 3mm crystal lagoon bicone
  • One green aventurine briolette
  • One 3mm viridian bicone
  • One 6mm blue zircon bicone
  • One 6mm aqua bohemica AB bicone
  • One 3mm matte aquamarine AB bicone
  • One briolette
  • One 3mm viridian bicone
  • Two 6mm blue zircon bicones
  • One 6mm aqua bohemica AB bicone
STEP 6
String one 3mm viridian bicone without following with a closed jump ring.

String one briolette.
STEP 7
Repeat Step 5 to complete the beaded strand. Repeat Step 4 to secure the strand.
STEP 8
Use 4mm jump rings to attach a lobster claw clasp to one end of the beaded strand and the extender chain to the other.

Bracelet

STEP 1
Cut two 10-inch lengths of beading wire.
STEP 2
String onto one 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 the following sequence onto one length of beading wire, stringing a closed 3.5mm jump ring after each bead:
  • One 6mm matte green aventurine round
  • One 6mm blue zircon bicone
  • One 6mm green aventurine round
  • One 6mm aqua bohemica AB bicone
  • One blue zircon bicone
  • One 6mm crystal viridian bicone
  • One matte aventurine round
  • One aqua bohemica AB bicone
  • One blue zircon bicone
  • One green aventurine round
  • One viridian bicone
  • One blue zircon bicone
  • One aqua bohemica AB bicone
  • One matte aventurine round
  • One viridian bicone
  • One blue zircon bicone
  • One green aventurine round
  • One aqua bohemica AB bicone
  • One green aventurine round
  • One aqua bohemica AB bicone
String one green aventurine round without following with a closed jump ring.

Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.
STEP 4
String the following sequence onto the second length of beading wire, stringing a closed 3.5mm jump ring after each bead:
  • One green aventurine round
  • One viridian bicone
  • One aqua bohemica AB bicone
  • One matte aventurine round
  • One blue zircon bicone
  • One viridian bicone
  • One green aventurine round
  • One aqua bohemica AB bicone
  • One blue zircon bicone
  • One green aventurine round
  • One aqua bohemica AB bicone
  • One viridian bicone
  • One matte aventurine round
  • One blue zircon bicone
  • One aqua bohemica bicone
  • One green aventurine round
  • One aqua behemica bicone
  • One viridian bicone
  • One green aventurine round
  • One blue zircon bicone
String one matte green aventurine round without following with a closed jump ring.

Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.
STEP 5
Pass a head pin out through the hole of one half of a two-strand fold-over clasp, then create a split ring loop. Repeat to add a split ring loop to the remaining holes on both halves of the clasp.
STEP 6
Use 4mm jump rings to attach each end of the beaded strands to a split ring loop on the clasp.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut two 4-inch lengths of beading wire.
STEP 2
String the following onto one length of beading wire, stringing a closed 3.5mm jump ring after each bead:
  • One 3mm aqua bohemica AB bicone
  • One 3mm viridian bicone
  • One 3mm matte aquamarine AB bicone
  • One 3mm viridian bicone
  • One 3mm aqua bohemica AB bicone
  • One 4mm indicolite bicone
  • One 4mm aqua bohemica AB bicone
  • One 4mm matte green aventurine round
  • One 4mm matte indicolite AB bicone
STEP 3
String one green aventurine briolette and one closed 3.5mm jump ring.
STEP 4
Repeat Step 2 in reverse.
STEP 5
Pass both ends of the beading wire through a crimp tube. Pull the wire so the beads are against the tube, in the shape of a teardrop, then crimp.
STEP 6
Repeat Steps 2 - 5 to create a second earring.

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