Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Peridot Gemstone Beads and Antique Gold-Plated Steel Links

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

The peridot mini chips and faceted oval beads are standout stones in this 20-inch necklace and dangle earring design. Peridot is always a favorite stone, known to bring delight and good cheer to its wearer. This stone makes a wonderful addition to the antique gold-plated components in this vintage-inspired set.

Antique gold-plated brass Accu-Guards are cleverly used as part of the necklace design. These wire protectors are designed to protect Accu-Flex professional-quality beading wire against wear and other sharp-edged components. And as seen in this piece, can also create a visually-pleasing design element.

The antique gold-plated filigree links offer striking details with an antique feel. Their high-quality plating with a steel base means a durable and long-lasting finish. The long and short flat oval chain is a great way to finish the necklace design in a stylish fashion.

Create this vintage-inspired set featuring the stone of compassion and discover the style power of peridot jewelry. This design is perfect for jewelry lines and gifting because of its long-lasting beauty.

Peridot Gemstone Beads
Antique Gold-Finished/Plated Beads Gold-Plated and -Finished Links Leverback Ear Wires

Necklace

STEP 1
String a peridot oval onto a head pin then create a simple loop. Repeat to create two more drops.
STEP 2
Use a 6mm jump ring to attach a drop to the corner loop of a 14mm square link. Repeat to add a drop to each of the adjacent corners.

Add a jump ring to the fourth corner loop of the link.
STEP 3
Cut a 40-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.
STEP 4
String the following onto the beading wire ten times:
  • Two wire protectors
  • One 2.5mm corrugated round
  • One 3mm round
  • One corrugated round
  • Two wire protectors
  • Three peridot mini chips
STEP 5
String two wire protectors then the empty jump ring added to the square link.

String the following:
  • One 2.5mm corrugated round
  • One 3mm round
  • One corrugated round
  • Two wire protectors
  • Three peridot mini chips
STEP 6
String the sequence listed in Step 4 nine times then secure the strand by adding a crimp, wire protector and crimp cover.
STEP 7
Cut two 3-inch lengths of long and short chain. Use jump rings to attach a length of chain to each end of the beaded strand.
STEP 8
Use a jump ring to add a lobster claw clasp to one end of the necklace.

Earrings

STEP 1
String a peridot oval onto a head pin then create a simple loop. Repeat to create a second drop.
STEP 2
Add an ear wire to the corner loop of a square link. Use a jump ring to add a drop to the opposite corner.

Repeat to complete a second earring.

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