Lariat-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski® Crystals and Antiqued Sterling Silver Beads

Necklace

Tip: This necklace can be worn multiple ways, such as wrapped around the neck, threaded through a loop or tied/knotted in the front.
STEP 1
Cut the following:
  • One 4-foot length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire
  • Two 1/2 inch lengths of French wire
  • Sixteen 2-inch lengths of chain

Tassels

STEP 2
String the following onto one 1-1/2 inch eye pin:
  • One 8mm pearl
  • One 11x5mm bead cap (large end first)
  • One 4mm pearl
Form a simple loop.
STEP 3
String one 3mm pearl and two 4mm pearls onto one 1-1/2 inch head pin then form a simple loop, creating a drop.

Repeat to create a total of 16 drops.
STEP 4
Use the loop on the drop to attach it to one end of a length of chain.

Repeat to create a total of 16 chain length drops.
STEP 5
Use one 4mm jump ring to attach a chain length drop to a loop on one bead cap.

Repeat to attach one chain length drop to each loop on the cap, creating a chain tassel.

Repeat to the second bead cap.

Necklace Assembly

STEP 6
String one 2mm crimp and one length of French wire onto the length of beading 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 7
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Four sets of:
    • One 6mm round
    • One 4mm round
    • One 4x1mm rondelle
  • One 6mm round
  • One 4mm round
STEP 8
Continue to string the following:
  • Three sets of:
    • One 4x1mm rondelle
    • One 4mm Xilion bicone
    • One 4x1mm rondelle
    • One 4mm round
    • Two 6mm rounds
    • One 4mm round
  • One 4x1mm rondelle
  • One 4mm Xilion bicone
  • One 4x1mm rondelle
  • One 3mm round
Repeat to string this sequence a total of two times.
STEP 9
Continue to string the following:
  • One 4x1mm rondelle
  • One 4mm bicone
  • One 4x1mm rondelle
  • One 4mm round
  • Two 6mm rounds
  • One 4mm round
  • Two sets of the following:
    • One 4x1mm rondelle
    • One 4mm Xilion bicone
    • One 4x1mm rondelle
    • One 4mm round
    • Two 6mm rounds
    • One 8mm round
    • Two 6mm rounds
    • One 4mm round
  • One 4x1mm rondelle
  • One 4mm Xilion bicone
  • One 4x1mm rondelle
  • One 4mm round
STEP 10
Continue to string the following:
  • Three sets of:
    • One 4x1mm rondelle
    • One 4mm Xilion bicone
    • One 4x1mm rondelle
    • One 4mm round
    • Two 6mm rounds
    • One 8mm round
    • Two 6mm rounds
    • One 4mm round
  • One 4x1mm rondelle
  • One 4mm Xilion bicone
  • One 4x1mm rondelle
  • One 4mm round
Repeat this sequence for a total of five sets.
STEP 11
Continue to string the following:
  • Two sets of:
    • One 4x1mm rondelle
    • One 4mm Xilion bicone
    • One 4x1mm rondelle
    • One 4mm round
    • Two 6mm rounds
    • One 8mm round
    • Two 6mm rounds
    • One 4mm round
  • One 4x1mm rondelle
  • One 4mm Xilion bicone
  • One 4x1mm rondelle
  • One 4mm round
  • Two 6mm rounds
  • One 4mm round
  • One 4x1mm rondelle
  • One 4mm Xilion bicone
  • One 4x1mm rondelle
  • One 4mm round
  • Three sets of:
    • One 4x1mm rondelle
    • One 4mm Xilion bicone
    • One 4x1mm rondelle
    • One 4mm round
    • Two 6mm rounds
    • One 4mm round
  • One 4x1mm rondelle
  • One 4mm Xilion bicone
  • One 4x1mm rondelle
  • One 4mm round
  • Three sets of:
    • One 4x1mm rondelle
    • One 4mm Xilion bicone
    • One 4x1mm rondelle
    • One 4mm round
    • Two 6mm rounds
    • One 4mm round
  • One 4x1mm rondelle
  • One 4mm Xilion bicone
  • Five sets of:
    • One 4x1mm rondelle
    • One 4mm round
    • One 6mm round
Repeat Step 6 to complete the strand.
STEP 12
Use a 4mm jump ring to attach a chain tassel to each end of the strand to complete the necklace.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut two 1-1/2 inch lengths of chain.
STEP 2
String one 3mm round and two 4mm rounds onto one 1-1/2 inch head pin then form a simple loop.

Attach one end of a length of chain to the simple loop.
STEP 3
Use one 4mm jump ring to attach the remaining end of the length of chain to the loop on the ear wire, completing one earring.
STEP 4
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to complete a second earring.

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