Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads, Gold-Plated Brass Beads and Cubic Zirconia and Gold-Finished Brass Drop

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

This jewelry project creates a calming look with its simple and symmetrical stringing pattern, similar to lullabies with their simple and repetitive sounds. The brilliant combination of lapis lazuli and Czech crystal beads is eye-catching with flashes of light.

The micro pavé cubic zirconia drop makes a stunning necklace pendant with its coordinating cubic zirconia bail for a high-end look. The gold-plated brass heishi beads and bead caps beautifully highlight the lapis lazuli gemstones and Czech crystal beads.

Classic Blue is Pantone's Color of the Year and this jewelry design is right on trend. Known as the world's favorite color, blue is a great choice for jewelry designs. Its association with the sky and water makes it a calming color. People associate blue with positivity and blue jewelry is universally flattering. Pair this design with blue tones, neutrals or bright yellow for an impactful style. This jewelry set can be dressed up or down for a multitude of looks.

Add this calming and serene style to jewelry lines and your own fashion wardrobe and create your own lapis lullaby.

Lapis Lazuli Round Beads
Crystal Beads Cubic Zirconia Beads and Components Gold Heishi Round Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut one 18-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire and two 1/2 inch lengths of French wire.
STEP 2
Pass one jump ring through one 22mm round drop and one 9x5mm bail then close. Set aside.
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.
STEP 4
String onto the beading wire:
  • Two sets of:
    • One clear 4mm round
    • One 4x2mm heishi
    • One bead cap
    • One clear 4mm round
    • One bead cap
    • One matte blue zircon 3mm bicone
    • One 4x2mm heishi
    • One sapphire AB 4mm round
    • One 4x2mm heishi
    • One matte blue zircon 3mm bicone
    • One lapis lazuli 2mm round
    • One bead cap
    • One indicolite AB 4mm round
    • One bead cap
    • One 4x2mm heishi
    • One bead cap
    • One clear 4mm round
    • One bead cap
    • One 4x2mm heishi
    • One bead cap
    • One sapphire AB 4mm round
    • One bead cap
    • One 4x2mm heishi
    • One bead cap
    • One clear 4mm round
    • One bead cap
    • One 4x2mm heishi
    • One indicolite AB 4mm round
    • One bead cap
    • One lapis lazuli 2mm round
    • One matte blue zircon 3mm bicone
    • One 4x2mm heishi
    • One sapphire AB 4mm round
    • One 4x2mm heishi
    • One matte blue zircon 3mm bicone
    • One bead cap
    • One clear 4mm round
    • One bead cap
    • One 4x2mm heishi
    • One bead cap
    • One clear 4mm round
    • One bead cap
    • One matte blue zircon 3mm bicone
    • One 4x2mm heishi
    • One lapis lazuli 4mm round
    • One 4x2mm heishi
    • One matte blue zircon 3mm bicone
Continue to string one bead cap then repeat the above pattern once.
STEP 5
Continue to string the following:
  • One bead cap
  • One clear 4mm round
  • One bead cap
  • One matte blue zircon 3mm bicone
  • One clear 3mm bicone
  • One 4x2mm heishi
  • One lapis lazuli 4mm round
  • One 4x2mm heishi
  • One sapphire AB 3mm bicone
STEP 6
String the bail with the attached drop from Step 2 onto the beading wire, then repeat Steps 3 - 5 in the opposite direction.
STEP 7
Using a 4mm jump ring, attach one loop of French wire to one of the jump rings on the clasp.

Repeat on the opposite end of the strand.

Earrings

String onto a head pin: One indicolite AB 6mm round, one 4x2mm heishi and one lapis lazuli 4mm round then form a simple loop. Repeat to create a second drop.

Attach the drop to an earstud.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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