Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski® Crystals, Blue Labradorite Gemstone Beads and Black Onyx Gemstone Beads

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

Swarovski crystal aquamarine beads allow us to escape to a peaceful place as their tranquil blue color calms the senses and soul. Their seawater blue is a perfect choice for summer jewelry and makes a stunning statement combined with black onyx and labradorite gemstone beads.

The necklace pendant and earring dangles are multi-layered faceted Swarovski crystal pear pendants with a slightly recessed metal “cap” on one side, emulating the look of a bead cap or a built-in bail. This inventive design from Swarovski is attention-getting and adds exquisite detailing with no extra effort.

The necklace and earrings can be worn together as a coordinated set or separately for different looks. Pull hair back to best showcase the beauty of the dangle earrings. This design can be dressed up or down and complements anything from a summer wedding to a backyard BBQ.

The double-strand element in the front of the necklace adds drama and emphasis to the stunning pendant and is easy to create using Accu-Flex professional-quality beading wire.

Escape to your happy place when you design with Swarovski crystal aquamarine beads and add this jewelry set to your beading repertoire for style that sells.

Swarovski Crystal Aquamarine Beads and Components
Round Gemstone Beads Sterling Silver Round Beads Fishhook Earring Findings

Necklace

STEP 1
String a 4mm sterling silver round onto a head pin and create a wrapped loop.
STEP 2
Add a 5mm jump ring to the drop created in Step 1.

Alternating 4mm and 5mm jump rings, add eight more jump rings to create an extender chain.
STEP 3
Add a 6mm jump ring to an aquamarine 22x12mm metallic cap pear pendant.
STEP 4
Cut a 19-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire and two 1/2 inch lengths of French wire.

Add a crimp and a length of French wire to the end of the beading wire then complete with a crimp cover.
STEP 5
String the following onto the beading wire twice:
  • Two aquamarine 5mm rounds
  • One 4mm onyx round
  • One aquamarine round
  • One 4mm matte onyx round
  • Three aquamarine rounds
  • One 4mm sterling silver corrugated round
  • Three aquamarine rounds
  • One 4mm sterling silver round
  • One 6mm blue labradorite round
  • One 4mm sterling silver round
  • Three aquamarine rounds
  • One matte onyx round
  • One aquamarine round
  • One onyx round
  • Two aquamarine rounds
  • One 4mm corrugated round
  • Three aquamarine rounds
  • One 4mm sterling silver round
  • One blue labradorite round
  • One 4mm sterling silver round
  • One 3mm antiqued sterling silver corrugated round
  • One matte onyx round
  • One onyx round
  • Three aquamarine rounds
  • One 4mm corrugated round
  • Three aquamarine rounds
  • One 4mm sterling silver round
  • One blue labradorite round
  • One 4mm sterling silver round
  • Three aquamarine rounds
  • One 3mm corrugated round
STEP 6
String one metallic hematite #15 seed bead and the jump ring added to the pear pendant.
STEP 7
Repeat Steps 4 and 5 in reverse to complete the beaded strand.
STEP 8
Use 4mm jump rings to add a lobster claw clasp to one end of the beaded strand and the extender chain to the opposite end.

Earrings

STEP 1
String an aquamarine 5mm round and a 3mm corrugated round onto an eye pin then create a simple loop.

Repeat to create a second link.
STEP 2
Add a 6mm jump ring to an aquamarine metallic cap pear pendant. Repeat to add a jump ring to a second pendant.
STEP 3
Connect one ear wire, one beaded link and the jump ring of one pendant.

Repeat to complete a second earring.

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