Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Celestial Crystal® Beads, Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads and Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Beads

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Who doesn't want to feel like a star? This necklace and dangle earring set is designed to recognize all the shining stars out there, and can be used to honor star students, teachers, parents, friends, family and more. The asymmetrical pavé-style star focal component makes a stunning statement with its cubic zirconia half-drilled bead pendant shining a beacon of light. The same cubic zirconia sparklers also light up the dangle earrings for an attention-getting effect ...

Necklace

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

Using a toothpick apply a small amount of epoxy to the peg and cup of one cubic zirconia star focal. Place one red cubic zirconia 8mm round onto the peg. Repeat to affix a cubic zirconia 6mm round to two 6x3mm cups. Allow the components to dry fully.

Attach a 4mm jump ring to the loop on the star focal.
STEP 2
Cut one 20-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire and two 1/2 inch lengths of French wire.
STEP 3
String onto the length of beading wire: one crimp and one length of French wire. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the French wire 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 4
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • 13 sets of:
    • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
    • One garnet red #15 seed bead
    • Two sets of:
      • One clear 3mm bicone
      • One palladium-plated 2.2mm seed bead
    • One clear 3mm bicone
    • One garnet red #15 seed bead
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
  • One garnet red #15 seed bead
  • Three sets of:
    • One clear 3mm bicone
    • One palladium-plated 2.2mm seed bead
STEP 5
Continue to string the star focal then repeat the sequence in Step 4 to string the second half of the necklace. Repeat Step 3 to secure the strand.
STEP 6
Pass one 4mm jump ring through the loop on a lobster claw clasp and the French wire loop on one end of the strand then close.

Attach a 6mm jump ring to the opposite end of the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
String the following onto a 1-1/2 inch eye pin:
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
  • One garnet red #15 seed bead
  • Two sets of:
    • One clear 3mm bicone
    • One palladium-plated 2.2mm seed bead
  • One clear 3mm bicone
  • One garnet red #15 seed bead
  • One crystal AB 4mm bicone
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire.

Repeat to create a second link.
STEP 2
Attach the loop on one end of one link to the loop on one cubic zirconia drop. Attach a fishhook ear wire to the opposite end of the link.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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