Two-Piece Necklace and Earring Set with Celestial Crystal® Beads, Angelite Gemstone Beads and Metal Beads

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

This two-piece necklace set is right on trend with its vintage-inspired design and gunmetal-plated brass chain and bead caps. The opaque red Celestial Crystal faceted bicone beads add a pop of color. Known for their soft understated elegance, they make an exquisite combination with the angelite gemstone beads.

Angelite, also known as anhydrite or angel stone, is a glacier-blue colored soft stone that has a white center and snow-white flecks with occasional brown inclusions. Red and blue are some of the most common colors in fashion, and for good reason. Red says, "confident and powerful," while blue says, "calming and trustworthy." This color pairing offers a little bit of both for a visually pleasing statement.

Beads caps are cleverly used to highlight the bold opaque red Celestial Crystal bicone beads, adding a decorative detailing to the overall piece. The antique silver-plated brass focal curved tube beads with cutouts makes a stunning statement. This antique silver-plated bead gives everyday jewelry the look of sterling silver at an economical price.

This necklace works well with high-collared shirts and sheath dresses. Pull hair back to let earrings stand out and dress up or down for a multitude of looks. This set is a stylish complement to jeans and special occasion looks, and everything in between.

Start stringing today for a high-end department store jewelry look for much less. Add to jewelry lines and your own fashion wardrobe and you’ll be right on trend.

Celestial Crystal Bicone Beads
Angelite Gemstone Beads Silver-Plated Beads Chain

16-Inch Necklace

STEP 1
Cut two 5-inch lengths and one 9-inch length of 4mm double round cable chain and one 10-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
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 3
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
  • One opaque red 6mm bicone
  • One opaque red 8mm bicone
  • One opaque red 6mm bicone
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
  • One angelite 6mm round
  • Two sets of:
    • One opaque black 3mm bicone
    • One 11mm flower design diamond
    • One opaque black 3mm bicone
    • One opaque red 6mm bicone
    • One opaque red 8mm bicone
    • One opaque red 6mm bicone
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
  • One 11mm flower design diamond
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
  • One angelite 6mm round
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
  • One opaque red 6mm bicone
  • One opaque red 8mm bicone
  • One opaque red 6mm bicone
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.
STEP 4
Pass one 4mm jump ring through the first link on one 5-inch length of chain and the Accu-Guard on one end of the strand, then close. Repeat to attach the first link on the 9-inch length of chain to the 5-inch length of chain.

Use 4mm jump rings to connect the opposite end of the strand and the last link on the 9-inch length of chain to the second 5-inch length of chain.

Use a 4mm jump ring to attach a lobster claw clasp to the opposite end of one 5-inch length of chain.

28-Inch Necklace

STEP 1
Cut two 5-inch lengths of 4mm double round cable chain and one 20-inch length of Accu-Flex.
STEP 2
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 3
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
  • One angelite 4mm round
  • Two angelite 6mm rounds
  • One angelite 4mm round
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap (convex end first)
  • One opaque red 8mm bicone
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap (concave end first)
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
  • One opaque red 6mm bicone
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
  • Three sets of:
    • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap (convex end first)
    • One opaque red 8mm bicone
    • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap (concave end first)
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
  • One opaque red 6mm bicone
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap (convex end first)
  • One opaque red 8mm bicone
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap (concave end first)
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
  • One angelite 4mm round
  • Two angelite 6mm rounds
  • One angelite 4mm round
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap (convex end first)
  • One opaque red 8mm bicone
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap (concave end first)
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
  • One opaque red 6mm bicone
  • One opaque red 8mm bicone
  • One opaque red 6mm bicone
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap (convex end first)
  • One opaque red 8mm bicone
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap (concave end first)
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
  • One angelite 4mm round
  • Two angelite 6mm rounds
  • One angelite 4mm round
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap (convex end first)
  • One opaque red 8mm bicone
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap (concave end first)
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
STEP 4
String one 33x17.5mm fancy curved tube then repeat Step 3 in the opposite direction to string the second half of the necklace.

Repeat Step 2 to secure the strand.
STEP 5
Pass one 4mm jump ring through the first link on one 5-inch length of chain and the Accu-Guard on one end of the strand, then close. Repeat to attach the loop on one portion of the toggle clasp to the opposite end of the chain. Repeat to finish the opposite end of the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut two 1/2 inch lengths of 4mm double round cable chain.
STEP 2
String the following onto one 1-1/2 inch head pin:
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap (convex end first)
  • One opaque red 8mm bicone
  • One 8x4mm fancy round bead cap (concave end first)
  • One opaque black 3mm bicone
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire.

Repeat to create a second opaque red drop.
STEP 3
Attach the loop on one opaque red drop to the first link on one length of chain. Attach the loop on one leverback ear wire to the last link on the opposite end of the chain.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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