Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Dumortierite Gemstone Beads, Czech Glass Druk Beads and Silver-Plated Brass Beads

Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Blue is everywhere this season and this necklace and dangle earrings are right on trend. The two-toned symmetrical stringing pattern of Czech glass druk beads is stunning. These satin-finished glass beads feel great on the skin and are flattering to all.

This jewelry set beautifully highlights sunset dumortierite gemstone beads for a bold statement. This gemstone is named after the French paleontologist Eugene Dumortier who discovered this stone is an aluminum borate silicate. Sunset dumortierite has a lighter denim color scheme than regular dumortierite, with naturally intriguing patterns and tonal variations. Dumortierite is commonly believed to boost mental capabilities and memory.

Ornamental head pins with a ball tip embellishment are used to create movement in the necklace with the Czech glass druk bead dangles. Wear the earrings and necklace together for a coordinated set or separately for different looks. This design can be dressed up or down, working well with denim and casual looks or dresses and professional attire.

We're happy about this blue mood! Create this on trend statement to add to jewelry lines and your own fashion wardrobe for a style win this season.

Dumortorite Gemstone Beads
Satin-Finished Czech Glass Druk Beads Metal Heishi Beads Lobster Claw Clasps

Necklace

STEP 1
String one satin blue 4mm round onto a 3/4 inch ball head pin then form a simple loop.

Repeat to create a total of 12 blue satin drops and 12 satin dark blue 4mm round drops.
STEP 2
Cut one 26-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 3
String onto the length of 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 crimp cover.
STEP 4
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One satin dark blue 4mm round
  • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • Eight satin blue 4mm rounds
Repeat this sequence for a total of seven sets, decreasing the number of satin blue 4mm rounds by one in each set.
STEP 5
Continue to string the following:
  • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One satin dark blue 4mm round
  • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • Four sets of:
    • One dumortierite oval
    • Three sets of:
      • One blue satin drop
      • One dark blue satin drop
  • One dumortierite oval
  • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One satin dark blue 4mm round
  • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
STEP 6
Repeat the stringing sequence in Step 4 in the opposite direction to string the second half of the necklace. Repeat Step 3 to secure the strand.
STEP 7
Pass one 4mm jump ring through the Accu-Guard on one end of the strand and one portion of the clasp then close. Repeat to attach the second jump ring to the opposite end of the necklace.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut two 8-inch lengths of Accu-Flex.
STEP 2
String onto the length of beading wire: one crimp, one Accu-Guard and one fishhook ear wire. 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 crimp cover.
STEP 3
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • Five satin blue 4mm rounds
  • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One satin dark blue 4mm round
  • One 4x2mm smooth heishi
  • One dumortierite oval
  • One crimp
Pull the beading wire so the beads are snug against the crimp. Crimp then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Finish with a crimp cover.
STEP 4
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to create a second earring.

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