Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Black Onyx Gemstone Beads, Silver-Plated Brass Beads and Swarovski® Crystals

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

A sophisticated onyx gemstone necklace and dangle earring set that goes with everything is what every woman needs. This 18-inch necklace with a clever front clasp can be dressed up or down for any kind of style. Pull hair back to best showcase the dangle earrings. Simple to string, the design brilliantly pairs Swarovski crystal peridot beads and star-shaped silver-plated brass beads for a beautiful result.

The elaborately detailed antique silver finish and glass rhinestone magnetic clasp is perfect for arthritic hands and easy on and off. Use this stringing pattern and substitute different gemstone beads to create an entire jewelry line, highlighting the metaphysical properties of the stones.

The teardrop silver-plated copper ear wires are both economical and easy to embellish with their open loops. A ballpin is used to add an additional design element to the dangle earrings.

Enjoy the beauty of this "clasp forward" onyx gemstone bead necklace and dangle earring set that's ready to go the distance style wise.

Round Gemstone Beads
Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads Star Beads Magnetic Clasps


Cut a 22-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
String onto the 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 4mm crimp cover.
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One 2mm round
  • One 4mm round
  • One 2mm round
  • One 3mm Xilion bicone
  • One 2mm round
Repeat the following sequence to string a total of 16 sets:
  • Two 4mm rounds
  • One 2mm round
  • One silver-plated brass smooth star
  • One 2mm round
  • One 4mm round
  • One 2mm round
  • One silver-plated brass smooth star
  • One 2mm round
Repeat Step 3 to string in the opposite direction then repeat Step 2 to complete the strand.
Use 4mm jump rings to attach each portion of the clasp to the Accu-Guard on each end of the strand to complete the necklace.


String one 4mm round, one 3mm Xilion bicone and one 2mm round onto one 3/4 inch head pin then form a simple loop.

Attach the loop on the head pin to the loop on the ear wire to complete the earring.

Repeat to complete the second earring.

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